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Best Banking Firms for Diversity

To determine the Best Firms for Diversity, we used a formula that equally weights the average score in all five diversity categories.

  • Survey Methodology

    Vault has included a separate section for our diversity rankings. Insiders were asked to rate their firm's commitment to diversity with respect to women, minorities, gays and lesbians, military veterans, and individuals with disabilities. Firms with fewer than 25 responses for any given question were excluded from that ranking category. To determine our Best Firms for Diversity, we used a formula that weights the average score in all five categories equally. Like our "Quality of Life" rankings, the diversity rankings reflect the opinions and perceptions of insiders.

  • Ranking History

2016 Best Banking Firms for LGBT Individuals

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SCORE
8.964

Houlihan Lokey

Founded in 1972, investment banking firm Houlihan Lokey employs approximately 1,000 people worldwide. Although it's best known as a middle-market...

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2015 Rank
NR
2
SCORE
8.667

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...

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2015 Rank
10
3
SCORE
8.651

Bank of America Corp.

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Bank of America is one of the world's largest financial institutions, with customers in more than 150 countries and...

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2015 Rank
NR
4
SCORE
8.611

Goldman Sachs & Co.

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

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2015 Rank
1
5
SCORE
8.500

Credit Suisse

Credit Suisse Group is one of the largest financial institutions in the world, operating in more than 50 countries and employing more than 46,000...

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2015 Rank
6
6
SCORE
8.464

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...

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2015 Rank
3
7
SCORE
8.231

Morgan Stanley

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

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2015 Rank
8
8
SCORE
8.132

Robert W. Baird & Co. (Baird)

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

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2015 Rank
NR
9
SCORE
7.979

J.P. Morgan

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

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2015 Rank
4
10
SCORE
7.824

Blackstone

Blackstone was founded as an M&A boutique in 1985 by Stephen A. Schwarzman and Peter G. Peterson, two former Lehman Brothers bankers. At Lehman,...

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2015 Rank
2
11
SCORE
7.725

Evercore

Founded in 1995 by Blackstone and U.S. Treasury veteran Roger Altman, independent investment banking advisory firm Evercore went public in August 2006...

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2015 Rank
9
12
SCORE
7.723

Perella Weinberg Partners

Founded in June 2006 by Joseph Perella, Peter Weinberg and Terry Meguid, Perella Weinberg Partners has two businesses: advisory and asset...

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2015 Rank
5
13
SCORE
7.565

Citi Institutional Clients Group

Citi's Institutional Clients Group, the investment banking arm of global financial services company Citigroup Inc., offers a full range of strategic...

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2015 Rank
7
14
SCORE
7.493

William Blair

William Blair is an employee-owned investment banking and asset management firm founded in 1935 and headquartered in Chicago. In total, it has 13 offices...

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2015 Rank
12
15
SCORE
7.239

RBC Capital Markets

RBC Capital Markets provides investment banking products and services to institutions, corporations, governments, and high-net-worth clients around the...

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2015 Rank
11