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Vault Banking 50

The VAULT BANKING 50 is compiled using a weighted formula that reflects the issues banking professionals care most about, combining quality of life rankings (such as culture, satisfaction, work/life balance, training, and compensation) with overall prestige.

  • Survey Methodology

    When Vault asks banking professionals what matters most to them in choosing an employer, they continually tell us that although prestige is important, it's not the only determining factor. As a result, Vault has compiled a weighted formula that reflects the issues job seekers care about most. We believe that this formula showcases those banking firms deemed the Best to Work For.

    The Vault Banking 50 is based on the following: 40 percent prestige, 20 percent firm culture, 10 percent compensation, 10 percent business outlook, 10 percent overall satisfaction, 5 percent work/life balance, and 5 percent training.

  • Ranking History

2019 Vault Banking 50

1
SCORE
8.431

Goldman Sachs & Co.

Goldman Sachs provides a wide range of investment banking, securities, and investment management services to a substantial and diversified client base...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
1
2
SCORE
8.372

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
8.286

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
3
4
SCORE
8.014

Morgan Stanley

New York-headquartered investment banking giant Morgan Stanley is divided into three main businesses: institutional securities, asset management, and...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
4
5
SCORE
7.885

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

2018 Rank
6
6
SCORE
7.805

Moelis & Company

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

TRENDING

2018 Rank
5
7
SCORE
7.802

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
8
8
SCORE
7.729

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
20
9
SCORE
7.687

Bank of America Corp.

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

TRENDING

2018 Rank
9
10
SCORE
7.597

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
11
SCORE
7.446

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
11
12
SCORE
7.271

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
12
13
SCORE
6.839

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
13
14
SCORE
6.756

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
15
SCORE
6.407

Cowen, Inc.

Cowen, Inc. is a diversified financial services company focused on active management and alpha generation. It has two main business units: Cowen and...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
15
16
SCORE
6.284

UBS

UBS is one of the world's largest financial firms. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, UBS has offices in over 50 countries and employs approximately...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
26
17
SCORE
5.722

Loop Capital Markets

Loop Capital is a full-service investment bank, brokerage, and advisory firm that provides capital solutions for corporate, governmental, and...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
17
18
SCORE
3.244

J.P. Morgan

J.P. Morgan provides asset management, investment banking, treasury and securities services, private banking, and commercial banking services to some of...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
18
19
SCORE
2.491

Credit Suisse

Credit Suisse Group is one of the world's largest financial services providers. It offers clients expertise in the areas of private banking, investment...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
16
20
SCORE
2.392

Barclays Investment Bank (Americas)

Barclays Investment Bank, a core business of Barclays PLC, provides advice, financing, and risk management solutions to companies, governments, and...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
19
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