Top 50 Investment Banking Companies - Vault 2014

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Vault published their annual Vault Banking 50 rankings today, interested in hearing everyone's thoughts.

"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. Data is collected from professionals currently working in the industry."

1. The Blackstone Group
2. Goldman Sachs & Co.
3. J.P. Morgan
4. Houlihan Lokey
5. Evercore Partners
6. Morgan Stanley
7. Centerview Partners
8. Greenhill
9. Perella Weinberg Partners
10. Credit Suisse
11. Peter J. Solomon
12. William Blair
13. Robert W. Baird
14. Lazard
15. RBC Capital Markets
16. Citi
17. RBS
18. Cowen Group
19. SunTrust Robinson Humphrey
20. Barclays
21. Deutsche Bank
22. Bank of America
23. Moelis
24. Jefferies
25. Rothschild

See the full list here:

h ttp://w ww.vault. com/company-rankings/banking/vault-banking-50

Region: 
Canada

Comments (21)

Sep 4, 2013

Ah shit dude you scooped me by 10 whole minutes http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/blackstone-t...

Hah, but I can post links!

Sep 4, 2013

Blackstone tops Goldman. Looks like Prestigious Pete was right.

"Yes. Money has been a little bit tight lately, but at the end of my life, when I'm sitting on my yacht, am I gonna be thinking about how much money I have? No. I'm gonna be thinking about how many friends I have and my children and my comedy albums."

Sep 4, 2013

One quick glance at the bottom and you realise the worth of this list. Rothschild, BAML and Barclays below SunTrust and Peter J Solomon... good one.

"#1: I want a Times New Roman in the streets but a Wingdings in the sheets."

Sep 4, 2013
TierOne:

One quick glance at the bottom and you realise the worth of this list. Rothschild, BAML and Barclays below SunTrust and Peter J Solomon... good one.

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Sep 4, 2013

Look at league tables, not Vault lists. You want to go where you're going to work on the most deals, that is the absolute only thing to worry about, plain and simple.

Sep 4, 2013

Ha, someone worked at Goldman...

Sep 4, 2013

...or JPM

Sep 4, 2013
heloo17:

Look at league tables, not Vault lists. You want to go where you're going to work on the most deals, that is the absolute only thing to worry about, plain and simple.

Haha you obviously aren't in banking. You want to work where you can get the best exit while working the FEWEST deals. Working on live deals sucks balls.

Deals = weekends/all nighters formatting files for the data room, making powerpoints, writing tedious CIMs. My second year in banking I was PRAYING that I wouldn't get any deals.

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Sep 4, 2013
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heloo17:

Look at league tables, not Vault lists. You want to go where you're going to work on the most deals, that is the absolute only thing to worry about, plain and simple.

Haha you obviously aren't in banking. You want to work where you can get the best exit while working the FEWEST deals. Working on live deals sucks balls.

Deals = weekends/all nighters formatting files for the data room, making powerpoints, writing tedious CIMs. My second year in banking I was PRAYING that I wouldn't get any deals.

This.

Sep 4, 2013

houlihan higher than evercore? ms? moelis? the fuck is this shit.

Sep 4, 2013

People need to stop freaking out.

Yes, the Vault rankings don't align exactly with our pre-conceived notions of where firms fall. Why? Because we value different things than the Vault does!! We care about exit opps and prestige, the vault cares about the metrics it details in its methodology. If you want to understand the rankings, look at the methodology -- the rankings are completely legitimate along those metrics.

Nevertheless, i'd say about 50% of the ranking is accurate ( in that it aligns with our circle jerk, prestige whore notions) with BX, GS, etc at top.

Sep 5, 2013

you clearly must work at Houlihan.

Sep 8, 2013

17. RBS. I hope there's some other investment bank apart from Royal Bank of Scotland with that abbreviation.

Sep 8, 2013

Sun Trust is the NKI

Sep 8, 2013

More like Sun Bust

Sep 8, 2013

the absence of Western Union has me questioning the quality of this list

Sep 9, 2013

What's a Peter J. Solomon?

Sep 9, 2013

RBS above Deutsche, Barclays, ML and Rothschild?? This list clearly has little to do with prestige but more with satisfaction of employees or some other vague metrics.

Sep 9, 2013
Tristan:

RBS above Deutsche, Barclays, ML and Rothschild?? This list clearly has little to do with prestige but more with satisfaction of employees or some other vague metrics.

....look at the "Prestige" rankings on the vault site if that's what you're lookking for. Attention to detail?

Sep 10, 2013
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