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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

2018 Best Banking Firms for Satisfaction

1
SCORE
9.121

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

2017 Rank
1
2
SCORE
8.952

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

2017 Rank
3
3
SCORE
8.848

Greenhill & Co., Inc.

Greenhill calls itself "a unique investment banking firm," and to be sure, it follows a model quite unlike the structure of its behemoth...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
8
4
SCORE
8.829

Moelis & Company

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

TRENDING

2017 Rank
10
5
SCORE
8.672

William Blair

William Blair's investment banking group enables corporations, financial sponsors, owner/entrepreneurs, and governments around the world to achieve their...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
13
6
SCORE
8.659

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

2017 Rank
2
7
SCORE
8.484

Houlihan Lokey

Founded in 1972, investment banking firm Houlihan Lokey employs approximately 1,200 people worldwide. Although it's best known as an advisor to...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
6
8
SCORE
8.385

Baird

Robert W. Baird & Co. (better known as Baird) offers wealth management, capital markets, asset management, and private equity capital to clients...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
12
8
SCORE
8.385

PJT Partners

PJT Partners is an advisory-focused investment bank headquartered in New York. The firm was created in October 2015 after Blackstone's advisory...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
4
10
SCORE
8.297

Bank of America Corp.

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Bank of America is one of the world's largest and most prestigious financial institutions, serving individual...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
5
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