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Blackstone is 2016’s best bank to work for

By Finbuzz
Lifestyle, 4:01

If you’re a banker, it’s pretty likely you spend a lot of time at the office, so it’s important to choose the right bank. This year, Blackstone, Goldman Sachs, and Morgan Stanley topped Vault.com’s ratings, Finbuzz reports.

The ranking and review website Vault.com has published their annual ranking of the best banks.

Blackstone, Goldman Sachs, and Morgan Stanley maintained their top three positions, and boutique banks like Evercore, Centerview Partners, Houlihan Lokey, and Greenhill & Co. came in fourth, fifth, sixth. J.P. Morgan followed in eighth place, slipping from fourth in last year’s ranking.

The only European-based bank to break into the top ten was Credit Suisse.

The Vault banking 50 is compiled after interviewing banking professionals and using a weighted formula that is 40 percent based on prestige, 20 percent firm culture, 10 percent compensation, 10 percent business outlook, 10 percent overall satisfaction, 5 percent work/life balance, and 5 percent training.

2016 Rank
2015 Rank
Company

1
1
Blackstone

2
2
Goldman Sachs & Co.

3
3
Morgan Stanley

4
6
Evercore

5
5
Centerview Partners

6
7
Houlihan Lokey

7
8
Greenhill & Co., Inc.

8
4
J.P. Morgan

9
9
Perella Weinberg Partners

10
10
Credit Suisse

11
22
Bank of America Corp.

12
11
Peter J. Solomon Company

13
13
William Blair

14
41
Robert W. Baird & Co. (Baird)

15
19
UBS

16
12
Moelis & Company

17
46
Cowen Group, Inc.

18
15
RBC Capital Markets

19
16
Citi Institutional Clients Group

20
14
Lazard

21
21
Barclays (Investment Banking)

22
20
Deutsche Bank AG

23
24
Guggenheim Securities, LLC

24
23
Jefferies & Company, Inc.

25
25
Rothschild

26
26
Wells Fargo & Company

27
27
Allen & Company LLC

28
28
Qatalyst Partners

29
29
Oppenheimer & Co.

30
31
HSBC North America Holdings

31
32
Nomura Holdings, Inc.

32
30
Macquarie Group (U.S.)

33
34
BMO Capital Markets

34
35
Piper Jaffray Companies

35
33
BNP Paribas USA

36
36

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