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Best Banking Firms to Work For

Prestige isn't everything. These are the firms that bankers find the most amenable to a satisfying work experience.

  • Survey Methodology

    In addition to ranking other firms in terms of prestige, survey respondents were asked to rate their own firms in a variety of categories. On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the highest and 1 being the lowest, respondents evaluated their firms in various "quality of life" areas. A firm's score in each category is simply the average of those rankings.

    Firms with fewer than 10 responses for any given question were excluded from that ranking category.

  • Ranking History

2019 Best Banking Firms for Firm Leadership

1
SCORE
9.783

Centerview Partners

In 2006, UBS Vice Chairman Blair Effron had dinner with his friend Robert Pruzan, a veteran investment banker and former CEO of Wasserstein...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
1
2
SCORE
9.676

Evercore

Founded in 1995 by Blackstone and U.S. Treasury veteran Roger Altman, independent investment banking advisory firm Evercore went public in August 2006...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
2
3
SCORE
9.529

Moelis & Company

Moelis & Company provides financial advisory services to corporations, institutions, and governments worldwide. In addition to New York, Moelis has...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
3
4
SCORE
9.407

Guggenheim Securities

Guggenheim Securities is the investment banking and capital markets arm of Guggenheim Partners, which employs more than 2,300 worldwide and is...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
NR
5
SCORE
9.340

William Blair

William Blair is an investment bank headquartered in Chicago, with offices in more than 15 cities on four continents. The firm helps corporations,...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
4
6
SCORE
9.262

Houlihan Lokey

Founded in 1972, investment banking firm Houlihan Lokey employs approximately 1,170 people worldwide. Although it's best known as an advisor to...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
6
7
SCORE
9.237

Harris Williams

Harris Williams is an M&A advisor with offices in Boston, Cleveland, Frankfurt, London, Minneapolis, Richmond, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C....

TRENDING

2018 Rank
NR
8
SCORE
9.226

Perella Weinberg Partners

Founded in June 2006 by Joseph Perella, Peter Weinberg and Terry Meguid, Perella Weinberg Partners provides advisory, asset management, and energy...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
13
9
SCORE
9.050

PJ SOLOMON

Peter J. Solomon opened his eponymous Manhattan-based firm in 1989. Before striking out on his own, the Harvard-educated Solomon had spent many years at...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
9
10
SCORE
9.043

Lazard

Founded in 1848, Lazard has advised on some of the most significant mergers and acquisitions in Europe and the Americas since the beginning of the 20th...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
7
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