The Vault Guide to the Top 25 Investment Management Employers rates 53 firms with significant operations in either asset management or brokerage services. We chose the 53 firms based on previous Vault surveys that gauged opinions of industry insiders, as well as on various factual data, including size in terms of revenue or assets.
The firms we identified were all asked to distribute our online survey to relevant employees. The survey consisted of questions about life at the firm (or former firm) and a prestige rating. Participants were asked to rate companies with which they were familiar on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the most prestigious. They were not allowed to rate their own employer.