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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

2017 Vault Banking 50

1
SCORE
8.310

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

2016 Rank
2
2
SCORE
8.187

Morgan Stanley

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

TRENDING

2016 Rank
3
3
SCORE
8.169

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

2016 Rank
5
4
SCORE
8.109

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

2016 Rank
4
5
SCORE
7.758

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

2016 Rank
8
6
SCORE
7.562

Bank of America Corp.

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Bank of America is one of the world's largest financial institutions, with operations in more than 35 countries and...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
11
7
SCORE
7.546

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

2016 Rank
7
8
SCORE
7.487

Perella Weinberg Partners

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

TRENDING

2016 Rank
9
9
SCORE
7.400

Moelis & Company

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

TRENDING

2016 Rank
16
10
SCORE
7.281

PJT Partners

PJT Partners is an advisory-focused investment bank headquartered in New York. The firm was created in October 2015 after Blackstone's advisory...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
NR
11
SCORE
7.200

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

2016 Rank
10
12
SCORE
7.171

Houlihan Lokey

Founded in 1972, investment banking firm Houlihan Lokey employs approximately 1,200 people worldwide. Although it's best known as an advisor to...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
6
13
SCORE
7.163

Peter J. Solomon Company

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

2016 Rank
12
14
SCORE
6.981

William Blair

William Blair is an independent and employee-owned global investment banking and asset management firm based in Chicago, with offices in 18 cities across...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
13
15
SCORE
6.890

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

2016 Rank
15
16
SCORE
6.806

Baird

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

TRENDING

2016 Rank
14
17
SCORE
6.500

Cowen Group, Inc.

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

TRENDING

2016 Rank
17
18
SCORE
6.386

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...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
19
19
SCORE
5.499

Loop Capital Markets

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

TRENDING

2016 Rank
NR
20
SCORE
2.774

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

2016 Rank
20

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