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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

2018 Vault Banking 50

1
SCORE
8.380

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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2017 Rank
1
2
SCORE
8.311

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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2017 Rank
4
3
SCORE
8.308

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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2017 Rank
3
4
SCORE
8.114

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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2017 Rank
2
5
SCORE
7.797

Moelis & Company

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

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2017 Rank
9
6
SCORE
7.747

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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2017 Rank
7
7
SCORE
7.492

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...

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2017 Rank
20
8
SCORE
7.440

Perella Weinberg Partners

Founded in June 2006 by Joseph Perella, Peter Weinberg and Terry Meguid, Perella Weinberg Partners provides advisory, asset management, and energy...

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2017 Rank
8
9
SCORE
7.361

Bank of America Corp.

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Bank of America is one of the world's largest and most prestigious financial institutions, serving individual...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
6
10
SCORE
7.307

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...

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2017 Rank
10
11
SCORE
7.249

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

2017 Rank
12
12
SCORE
7.108

William Blair

William Blair's investment banking group enables corporations, financial sponsors, owner/entrepreneurs, and governments around the world to achieve their...

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2017 Rank
14
13
SCORE
6.923

PJ Solomon

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...

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2017 Rank
13
14
SCORE
6.898

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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2017 Rank
16
15
SCORE
6.285

Cowen, Inc.

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

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2017 Rank
17
16
SCORE
6.135

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...

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2017 Rank
11
17
SCORE
5.552

Loop Capital Markets

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

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2017 Rank
19
18
SCORE
3.214

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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2017 Rank
5
19
SCORE
2.394

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

2017 Rank
21
20
SCORE
2.264

Guggenheim Securities, LLC

Guggenheim Securities is the investment banking arm of Guggenheim Partners, which employs more than 2,500 worldwide and is headquartered in Chicago...

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2017 Rank
23
21
SCORE
2.258

Rothschild

Rothschild is one of the world's largest independent merchant and investment banks. Perhaps best known as a high-powered advisor, Rothschild's investment...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
25
22
SCORE
2.237

Qatalyst Partners

Founded by Frank Quattrone in 2008, Qatalyst Partners is a boutique advisory firm that focuses on M&A deals in the tech space. Quattrone, a former...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
24
23
SCORE
2.220

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

2017 Rank
18
24
SCORE
2.189

Jefferies & Company, Inc.

New York-based Jefferies Group, Inc. (widely known as Jefferies) is an independent securities and investment banking firm that was founded more than 50...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
25
25
SCORE
2.176

Allen & Company LLC

How is Allen & Company unlike other banks?  Let us count the ways: It has no website, no barrage of press releases touting recent deals, no...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
28
26
SCORE
2.147

Deutsche Bank AG

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

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2017 Rank
22
26
SCORE
2.147

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

2017 Rank
15
28
SCORE
1.938

Wells Fargo & Company

San Francisco-based Wells Fargo ushered in a new era of banking in 2008 when it merged with commercial banking giant Wachovia, creating the fourth...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
27
29
SCORE
1.850

RBC Capital Markets

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

TRENDING

2017 Rank
29
30
SCORE
1.763

Macquarie Group (U.S.)

Macquarie's origins date back to 1969, when three men founded Hill Samuel Australia bank in Sydney, a wholly owned subsidiary of U.K. merchant bank Hill...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
30
31
SCORE
1.756

Piper Jaffray Companies

Beyond Minneapolis Piper Jaffray focuses on investment banking, asset management, institutional brokerage, and equity research. Headquartered...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
33
32
SCORE
1.741

BMO Capital Markets

North American leaders A division of BMO Financial Group, BMO Capital Markets offers a full range of wholesale banking services, including advisory,...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
32
33
SCORE
1.734

Oppenheimer & Co.

Back to Fahnestock Oppenheimer & Co. is a New York City-based investment bank that provides financial services and advice to high-net-worth...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
35
34
SCORE
1.694

Nomura Holdings, Inc.

From Tokyo to the world Based in Tokyo, Nomura Holdings is Japan's largest securities group.  In the Americas, the bank operates through...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
39
35
SCORE
1.691

BNP Paribas USA

Leader of the pack BNP Paribas is the largest bank in France and the fifth largest in the world based on annual revenue.  In 2008, BNP...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
36
36
SCORE
1.681

HSBC North America Holdings

North American arm As its name implies, HSBC North America Holdings contains the U.S. and Canadian businesses of London-based HSBC (the name's...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
34
37
SCORE
1.679

Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC

Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC (DCF) provides strategic advisory services and M&A advice that help corporate, entrepreneurial and private equity...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
31
38
SCORE
1.657

Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc

Royal in name and lineage The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) serves more than 40 million individuals and institutions through 30 different...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
40
39
SCORE
1.619

Bank of New York Mellon Corporation

No. 1 on Wall Street Created by the $17.6 billion merger of Mellon Financial Corporation and The Bank of New York Company in July 2007, The Bank of...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
37
40
SCORE
1.572

Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co., LLC

I-banking Texas style Founded by a former Goldman Sachs banker, Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. is an investment banking and asset management firm...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
38
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