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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
NR
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
NR
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
NR
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
NR
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
NR
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
NR
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
NR
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
NR
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
NR
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
NR
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
NR
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
NR
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
NR
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
NR
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
NR
15
SCORE
58.400

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

2011 Rank
NR
16
SCORE
51.800

Deutsche Bank AG

Deutsche Bank truly has a global footprint, with particular strength in Europe and its homeland of Germany. With roots that date back to 1870, Deutsche...

TRENDING

2011 Rank
NR
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
NR
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
NR
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
NR
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