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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 2013 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

2014 Most Prestigious Banking Firms in Europe

1
SCORE
8.982

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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2013 Rank
1
2
SCORE
8.426

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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2013 Rank
2
3
SCORE
7.809

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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2013 Rank
3
4
SCORE
7.380

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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2013 Rank
4
5
SCORE
6.991

The Blackstone Group (Europe)

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2013 Rank
10
6
SCORE
6.915

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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2013 Rank
6
7
SCORE
6.893

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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2013 Rank
7
8
SCORE
6.734

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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2013 Rank
12
9
SCORE
6.600

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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2013 Rank
13
10
SCORE
6.474

Barclays PLC

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2013 Rank
5
11
SCORE
6.388

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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2013 Rank
9
12
SCORE
6.235

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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2013 Rank
8
13
SCORE
6.154

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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2013 Rank
11
14
SCORE
5.686

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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2013 Rank
19
15
SCORE
5.634

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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2013 Rank
15
16
SCORE
5.564

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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2013 Rank
14
17
SCORE
5.198

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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2013 Rank
17
18
SCORE
5.148

Societe Generale

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

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2013 Rank
NR
19
SCORE
4.991

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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2013 Rank
NR
20
SCORE
4.807

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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2013 Rank
18
21
SCORE
4.786

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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2013 Rank
28
22
SCORE
4.693

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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2013 Rank
25
23
SCORE
4.667

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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2013 Rank
22
24
SCORE
4.634

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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2013 Rank
NR
25
SCORE
4.446

Lloyds Banking Group PLC (Europe)

Dropping the TSB London-based Lloyds Banking Group operates through four main business units: retail, wholesale, insurance, and wealth...

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2013 Rank
27