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Most Prestigious Banking Firms in Europe

Banking professionals across Europe rank the prestige of the firms that they compete against.

  • Survey Methodology

    Participants in Vault's 2014 Banking Survey were asked to rate companies with which they were familiar on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the most prestigious. Participants were not allowed to rate their own employer. Vault averaged the prestige scores for each firm and ranked them in order.

  • Ranking History

2015 Most Prestigious Banking Firms in Europe

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SCORE
8.936

Goldman Sachs & Co. (Europe)

Wall Street's No. 1 dealmaker  Goldman Sachs provides a wide range of investment banking, securities, and investment management services to a...

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2014 Rank
1
2
SCORE
8.394

J.P. Morgan (Europe)

Part of a giant J.P. Morgan is part of New York-based JPMorgan Chase & Co., a financial services firm with $2.4 trillion in assets...

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2014 Rank
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3
SCORE
8.082

Morgan Stanley (Europe)

The firm that Henry and Harold built New York-headquartered investment banking giant Morgan Stanley is divided into three main businesses:...

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2014 Rank
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4
SCORE
7.257

Deutsche Bank AG (Europe)

All around the world Boasting nearly 97,000 employees across more than 70 countries, Deutsche Bank truly has a global footprint, with...

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2014 Rank
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5
SCORE
7.128

The Blackstone Group (Europe)

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2014 Rank
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6
SCORE
7.085

Bank of America Merrill Lynch (Europe)

Beyond America Bank of America is one of the world's largest financial institutions, serving customers in more than 150 countries. The company has...

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2014 Rank
7
7
SCORE
6.809

Credit Suisse (Europe)

International player  Credit Suisse Group is one of the largest financial institutions in the world, operating in more than 50 countries and...

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2014 Rank
6
8
SCORE
6.808

Rothschild (Europe)

Family business The investment banking arm of the family-owned Rothschild Group, Rothschild has been serving governments, corporations, and...

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2014 Rank
8
9
SCORE
6.591

UBS AG (Europe)

Swiss giant UBS AG is one of the world's largest financial firms. Headquartered in Zurich and Basel, Switzerland, UBS AG has offices in over 50...

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2014 Rank
12
10
SCORE
6.569

Citigroup Inc. (Europe)

Big Citi  Citi Institutional Clients Group, one of the main units of global banking behemoth Citigroup Inc., offers a full range of investment...

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2014 Rank
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11
SCORE
6.354

Lazard Europe

M&A masters Founded in 1848, Lazard has advised on some of the most significant mergers and acquisitions in Europe and the Americas since the...

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2014 Rank
9
12
SCORE
6.243

Barclays PLC

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2014 Rank
10
13
SCORE
6.065

HSBC Holdings plc

The big one   HSBC Holdings is one of the largest financial services firms in the world. Headquartered in London, the global banking group has...

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2014 Rank
13
14
SCORE
5.686

Nomura International Plc (Europe)

From Tokyo to the world Nomura International plc is the U.K.-based subsidiary of Nomura Holdings, Japan's largest securities group. Its 190 offices...

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2014 Rank
15
15
SCORE
5.607

Jefferies International Limited (Europe)

A firm on the rise Jefferies International Limited is the U.K.-incorporated and wholly-owned subsidiary of New York-based Jefferies LLC, a...

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2014 Rank
14
16
SCORE
5.568

BNP Paribas SA

For a changing world BNP Paribas, which bills itself as "the bank for a changing world," is one of the largest and most successful banks...

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2014 Rank
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17
SCORE
5.101

Societe Generale

A Générale feeling  French banking giant  Société Générale is divided into eight main businesses: French networks, international retail...

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2014 Rank
18
18
SCORE
4.997

Standard Chartered Bank

A truly international investment bank Standard Chartered PLC was created in 1969 by the merger of the Standard Bank of British South Africa and the...

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2014 Rank
17
19
SCORE
4.927

Perella Weinberg Partners (Europe)

Morgan and Goldman alum team up Founded in June 2006 by Joseph Perella, Peter Weinberg and Terry Meguid, Perella Weinberg Partners has two businesses:...

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2014 Rank
19
20
SCORE
4.897

Commerzbank

Bright lights, big cities Throughout its 145-year history, the German bank Commerzbank has moved its headquarters three times. It relocated from its...

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2014 Rank
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21
SCORE
4.891

RBC Capital Markets (Europe)

Royalty in its blood RBC Capital Markets provides investment banking products and services to institutions, corporations, governments,...

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2014 Rank
21
22
SCORE
4.865

Evercore (Europe)

Leading boutique  Founded in 1996 by Blackstone and U.S. Treasury veteran Roger Altman, investment banking boutique Evercore went public in...

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2014 Rank
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23
SCORE
4.751

ING Group

Dutch giant The Amsterdam-based ING Groep offers customers across five continents a wide range of banking, investment management, and insurance...

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2014 Rank
20
24
SCORE
4.740

Credit Agricole SA

French farmers France's Crédit Agricole SA built its sound reputation and support base by lending to farmers, and today it operates one of the largest...

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2014 Rank
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25
SCORE
4.580

Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc (Europe)

Royal in name and lineage The Royal Bank of Scotland Group (RBS) was chartered by King George in 1727. At the time, its only rival was the non-royal...

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2014 Rank
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