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Cross-Industry Prestige

See how top investment banks rank in prestige versus top private equity firms, hedge funds, and asset management companies.

  • Ranking History

2012 Cross-Industry Prestige

1
SCORE
620.800

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

2011 Rank
N/A
2
SCORE
348.800

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,...

TRENDING

2011 Rank
N/A
3
SCORE
329.600

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR)

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR) has built a reputation for itself as one of the most recognizable names in finance. The firm is perhaps most well...

TRENDING

2011 Rank
N/A
4
SCORE
287.000

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

2011 Rank
N/A
5
SCORE
159.400

The Carlyle Group

Founded in 1987, the Carlyle Group is one of the largest and most well known alternative asset management funds in the world, with $188...

TRENDING

2011 Rank
N/A
6
SCORE
146.600

BlackRock

One of the world's largest With more than $3.7 billion in assets under management, BlackRock is one of the largest-and most highly respected-asset...

TRENDING

2011 Rank
N/A
7
SCORE
132.800

TPG

TPG is one of the giants of the private equity industry. It currently has more than $70 billion of assets under management in a variety of industries,...

TRENDING

2011 Rank
N/A
8
SCORE
123.000

Morgan Stanley

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

TRENDING

2011 Rank
N/A
9
SCORE
107.600

Paulson & Co., Inc.

Paulson's creation Established by John Paulson in 1994, Paulson & Co. is a hedge fund that manages money for corporations, banks and...

TRENDING

2011 Rank
N/A
10
SCORE
106.600

SAC Capital Advisors, L.P.

The man behind SAC SAC Capital Advisors is one of the most well known hedge funds in the world, thanks to its big-swinging founder and head, Steven A....

TRENDING

2011 Rank
N/A
11
SCORE
77.400

Bain Capital

This prestigious Boston-based private equity firm has a roster of success stories that includes investments in well-known companies such as Staples, AMC...

TRENDING

2011 Rank
N/A
12
SCORE
70.800

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

2011 Rank
N/A
13
SCORE
69.000

Soros Fund Management LLC

King George Soros Fund Management is one of the largest hedge fund firms in the world, with approximately $28 billion under management. It is also one...

TRENDING

2011 Rank
N/A
14
SCORE
61.600

Apollo Global Management, LLC (Apollo)

Apollo Global Management was founded in 1990 by Leon Black. Apollo calls itself a "contrarian, value-oriented investor" in private equity, credit, and...

TRENDING

2011 Rank
N/A
14
SCORE
61.600

D. E. Shaw & Co., L.P.

High tech finance The brainchild of ex-Columbia University computer science professor David E. Shaw, D. E. Shaw is an ultra-private investment and...

TRENDING

2011 Rank
N/A
15
SCORE
58.400

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...

TRENDING

2011 Rank
N/A
16
SCORE
51.800

Deutsche Bank AG

Boasting more than 101,000 employees across over 70 countries, Deutsche Bank truly has a global footprint, with particular strength in Europe and its...

TRENDING

2011 Rank
N/A
17
SCORE
51.400

Citadel Investment Group LLC

Modest beginnings Established in 1990, Citadel provides asset management and market-making services, employing more than 1,200 employees globally....

TRENDING

2011 Rank
N/A
18
SCORE
51.200

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

2011 Rank
N/A
19
SCORE
47.600

Bridgewater Associates LP

Founded in 1975 by Raymond Dalio, Bridgewater Associates is the largest hedge fund in the world measured by assets, with $154 billion under management....

TRENDING

2011 Rank
N/A
20
SCORE
45.600

Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC

The great OZ Founded in 1994 by ex-Goldman Sachs insider Daniel S. Och, Och-Ziff Capital Management Group is one of the largest hedge funds in the...

TRENDING

2011 Rank
N/A
21
SCORE
39.600

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...

TRENDING

2011 Rank
N/A
22
SCORE
38.000

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

2011 Rank
N/A
23
SCORE
34.600

Warburg Pincus LLC

Based in New York, Warburg Pincus is a private equity firm with a history that dates back 45 years. Since its founding, the firm has invested over $50...

TRENDING

2011 Rank
N/A
24
SCORE
27.600

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

2011 Rank
N/A
25
SCORE
19.000

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

2011 Rank
N/A

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