Investment Banking Prestige Rankings for Finance World.

Nothing better than writing in this toxic forum huh? Welp, here are your undisputed investment banking prestige rankings for the finance world. Sorry to tell you, but whether you like or not, these are all pretty much universally agreed upon. BuT iTs AlL GrOuP DePeDenT sO YoU cAnT RaNk ThEm!!! Everyone knows this, this is just the best group at the bank (which is likely M&A/RX). Only ranking the ones people give a remote fuck about (and also not industry specific banks like Qatalyst/Lion etc), throw your monkey shit somewhere else RBC boys. Also, these are based on this years deal flow and last analyst class exits to PE/HF/GE. Toxic, but FACTUAL, post incoming…………

Hoping to garner a lot of monkey shit, but hey, maybe I get some bananas from the hardos?

  1. Goldman Sachs
  2. Morgan Stanley
  3. Evercore
  4. Centerview
  5. PJT
  6. JP Morgan
  7. Perella Weinberg
  8. Moelis
  9. Lazard
  10. Bank of America
  11. Citi
  12. Credit Suisse
  13. Barclays
  14. Guggenheim
  15. Jefferies
  16. Greenhill
  17. Rothschild
  18. UBS
  19. Houlihan Lokey
  20. William Blair

Don't just throw monkey shit for the sake of throwing shit you stupid non target prospects. COMMENT with ideas. But it won't change much, at best you can argue very very marginal changes with like 1 spot. But these are the rankings. Deal with it.

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Sep 28, 2021 - 10:17am

If I'm looking to hire or interview an analyst, all BBs fall into the same mental bucket for me. After that, depends on the individual candidate. Only current and prospective bankers care about this. 

Sep 28, 2021 - 11:26am

UBS and GS not the same, all else equal / same exact candidate, but that's not real life, and even then, the difference between those two and the analysts they hire is pretty low. There's a lot of variance within firms too. GS could have some Wharton people with awesome grades, but there's also analysts there with 3.5s from Indiana. It's tough to generalize as a result. Certain firms/BBs are kind of a filter/screen and after that it's up to the individual candidate to crush the interview. If you would've said GS is not the same as Lincoln International, then I'd 1000% agree. 

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Sep 28, 2021 - 5:31pm

lol i dont work at bo, a job in IB is a job in IB stop being so stuck up in rankings you, be a decent human

  • Analyst 1 in S&T - Equities
Oct 1, 2021 - 3:11pm

WF does more business than RBC. They were $10mm behind JEF in tables last qtr. What is the deal w RBC on this forum? I don't work at WF but we bake-off against them more regularly than some you listed above and I'm at a "top BB." For the record, "top BB" is insanely stupid to say. 

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Oct 18, 2021 - 10:27am

Because he said he didn't want to do by groups. And the two you mentioned don't have that strong brand recognition outside of finance - of course, within finance they are top (that's why 40% of their class is W lol) 

Finally, I would add EVR RX to those 2.

  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
Oct 18, 2021 - 11:35am

You're confused.

"BuT iTs AlL GrOuP DePeDenT sO YoU cAnT RaNk ThEm!!! Everyone knows this, this is just the best group at the bank (which is likely M&A/RX)."

He is saying he is using the best group at the bank. Within PJT, RSSG is the better group, and at HL, RX is the better group

  • Incoming Analyst in IB-M&A
Oct 18, 2021 - 11:39am

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  • VP in IB - Gen
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