Rates, FX & Commodities Desks in London
We all know there´s no such as a bank ranking for trading, everything depends on the desk and things change a lot because entire desks move between banks, but I wanted to get your opinion on what are the top desks in London for these asset classes at the moment, since they are the ones I´m more interested in (particularly rates). I´ve done some searching and I can´t find anything good, everything related is quite dated and usually refers to NY, but I thought SocGen, BNP, Santander or Nomura might have good desks in Europe.
I really want the input of FICC traders more than "I´ve heard that..." kind of answers from High School students. I´ve done an internship in a decent Rates Trading desk, so I know some things about it, but I want people like Revsly for example (although you have to be objective and not put CS at the top lol) to pitch in. If you could all provide your top 5 desks for each we could do some kind of poll and come up with a "ranking".
The way I see it (although I might be terribly mistaken) is:
Rates: GS, JPM, no idea maybe Barcap? I´ve heard they are pretty solid, but not very reliable source....
FX: DB, GS, no idea.
Commodities: GS and MS, rest are very tiny.
Thanks very much for any help!