We all know there's no such as a bank ranking for, 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 , , Santander or 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:
FX: , GS, no idea.
Commodities: GS and MS, rest are very tiny.
Thanks very much for any help!