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Duff & Phelps Corporation


At a Glance


"Laid-back culture"

"Senior-level attention"

"Hours are relatively good for investment banking"


"Slightly less brand recognition†than some rivals"

"Below-market pay"

"Bureaucratic review format"

The Buzz


"Never seems to grow or improve"

About Duff & Phelps Corporation

Beyond research

Headquartered in New York, Duff & Phelps is an independent provider of financial advisory and investment banking services worldwide.  It focuses on offering advice in the areas of valuation, transactions, financial restructuring, dispute and taxation.  It has industry expertise in several industries, including aerospace and defense, consumer products, energy and mining, financial services, food and beverage, industrial products, real estate, media and entertainment, and technology, information and communications.  Investment banking services are provided by Duff & Phelps Securities LLC, the firm's registered broker-dealer.  Duff & Phelps has offices in 23 citied worldwide and employs more than 1,100 people.

Duff & Phelps began in 1932 as an investment research services company with a niche focus on the utilities industry.  Over the years, the firm diversified into other financial services, including investment management, investment banking and credit rating.  It also added expertise in other industries.  In 1994, Duff & Phelps sold its credit rating business, and in 2005, it acquired Standard & Poor's Corporate Value Consulting business.  In 2006, it acquired specialty investment bank Chanin Capital Partners, LLC and in 2007, it formed a strategic alliance with Tokyo-based Shinsei Bank, Ltd.  Under the terms of the alliance, Shinsei took a 10 percent stake in Duff & Phelps; in exchange, it offers its Asian clients a range of valuation services through Duff & Phelps.  The year 2008 was one of expansion for Duff & Phelps.  The firm made three strategic acquisitions, broadening its business structure in a variety of different industries.  More recently, in June 2010, it acquired Toronto-based Cole & Partners, a 20-professional advisory and investment banking firm founded in 1975.

Duff & Phelps Corporation

55 East 52nd Street
31st Floor
New York, NY 10055
Phone: (212) 512-2000

Firm Stats

Employer Type: Public
Stock Symbol: DUF
Stock Exchange: NYSE
Chairman & CEO: Noah Gottdiener
2010 Employees (All Locations): 1,131