Rankings of investment banks and boutiques

These rankings can be used as an indicator across the firms, but it is no absolute measure. Every team, region and sector has its own circumstances and idiosyncrasies (in terms of salary, intern offer rates and, particularly, career development opportunities) which are very difficult to measure and put into rankings.

BEST PAY   BEST INTERN OFFER RATE BEST CAREER GROWTH
1 Evercore 1 Guggenheim Partners 1 Evercore
2 Blackstone Group 2 Lazard 2 Moelis & Company
3 Moelis & Company 3 Citigroup 3 Blackstone Group
4 Harris Williams & Co 4 Evercore 4 Lazard
5 Goldman Sachs 5 Barclays Capital 5 Piper Jaffray
6 JP Morgan Chase 6 Royal Bank of Canada 6 Keefe Bruyette & Woods
7 William Blair 7 Goldman Sachs 7 Goldman Sachs
8 Citigroup 8 JP Morgan Chase 8 Parella Weinberg Partners
9 Lazard 9 Deutsche Bank 9 Scotiabank
10 Guggenheim Partners 10 UBS 10 Harris Williams & Co
11 Morgan Stanley 11 Stifel Nicolaus and Company 11 Houlihan Lokey
12 BMO Capital Markets 12 William Blair 12 Deutsche Bank
13 Houlihan Lokey 13 Barclays 13 Credit Suisse
14 CIBC World Markets 14 Jefferies & Company 14 BMO Capital Markets
15 Parella Weinberg 15 Credit Suisse 15 JP Morgan Chase
16 Rothschild 16 Houlihan Lokey 16 William Blair
17 Wells Fargo and Company 17 Parella Weinberg Partners 17 Morgan Stanley
18 Royal Bank of Canada 18 Royal Bank of Scotland 18 Wells Fargo
19 Jefferies & Company 19 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 19 Citigroup
20 Piper Jaffray 20 Wells Fargo and Company 20 Jefferies & Company
21 Credit Suisse 21 Moelis & Company 21 UBS
22 Barclays Capital 22 Robert W. Baird & Co 22 Stifel Nicolaus and Company
23 Deutsche Bank 23 Blackstone Group 23 HSBC
24 BoA Merrill Lynch 24 Morgan Stanley 24 Royal Bank of Canada
25 UBS 25 HSBC 25 Royal Bank of Scotland
26 Scotiabank 26 Credit Agricole 26 SunTrust Robinson Humphrey
27 Societe Generale 27 SunTrust Robinson Humphrey 27 BNP Paribas
28 Nomura 28 Nomura 28 Rothschild
29 Royal Bank of Scotland 29 KeyBanc Capital Markets 29 Stephens Inc
30 Macquarie 30 PNC Financial Services 30 Raymond James Financial

Below is the ranking for the specific strength of the equity research department. Again, this is not an absolute measure of “goodness”, since the quality of research varies widely among regions,sectors and analysts within a firm.

RANK Firm
2014 2013
1 1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch
2 2 J.P. Morgan
3 3 Deutsche Bank
4 4 Morgan Stanley
5 7 Credit Suisse
6 5 UBS
7 8 Barclays
8 5 Citi
9 9 Nomura
10 10 Goldman, Sachs & Co.
11 13 Itaú BBA
12 11 BTG Pactual
13 12 Sanford C. Bernstein & Co.
14 14 China International Capital Corp.
14 15 CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets
16 15 Wells Fargo Securities
17 18 VTB Capital
18 Sberbank CIB
19 17 Santander
20 20 ISI Group
21 19 Daiwa Capital Markets
21 20 Jefferies & Co.
23 29 Mizuho Securities Group
24 33 SMBC Nikko Securities
25 27 Exane BNP Paribas
25 24 Macquarie Securities
27 25 Bradesco Corretora
27 37 HSBC
29 29 Mitsubishi UFJ
30 27 Kotak Securities
31 29 RBC Capital Markets
31 25 Royal Bank of Scotland
33 35 Crédit Agricole Cheuvreux
33 23 Renaissance Capital
33 35 Société Générale
36 37 IIFL
36 37 Standard Chartered Bank
38 Cornerstone Macro
38 33 Wolfe Research
40 32 BNP Paribas Securities
40 46 CIMB Securities
40 46 Cowen and Co.
40 37 Edelweiss Securities
44 46 Berenberg Bank
44 Citic Securities
44 37 CRT Capital Group
44 42 Empirical Research Partners
44 46 J. Safra Corretora
44 42 Keefe, Bruyette & Woods
44 42 Kempen & Co.
44 46 Otkritie Capital
44 46 Raymond James & Associates
44 46 Renaissance Macro Research
44 46 SEB Enskilda
55 46 ABG Sundal Collier
55 46 Amherst Securities Group
55 Antique Stock Broking
55 46 Autonomous Research
55 Axis Capital
55 46 Banco Português de Investimento
55 46 Batlivala & Karani Securities India
55 BBVA
55 BGC Partners
55 BMO Capital Markets Corp.
55 BOCI Research
55 Brasil Plural
55 46 Commerzbank Corporates & Markets
55 46 Davy
55 46 EFG-Hermes
55 46 Equita S.I.M.
55 46 Fidentiis Equities
55 Gazprombank
55 46 Goodbody Stockbrokers
55 46 Guggenheim Securities
55 46 Handelsbanken Capital Markets
55 46 Helvea
55 Ichiyoshi Research Institute
55 46 ICICI Securities
55 46 ING Financial Markets
55 46 Intermonte
55 JB Capital Markets
55 Kepler Capital Markets
55 46 LarrainVial Corredora de Bolsa
55 Lazard Capital Markets
55 46 MainFirst Bank
55 Motilal Oswal Securities
55 46 N+1 Equities
55 46 Oddo Securities
55 46 Okasan Securities Co.
55 46 Oppenheimer & Co.
55 46 Petercam
55 46 Rabobank
55 42 Redburn Partners
55 46 Samsung Securities
55 46 Stifel
55 46 Strategas Research Partners
55 UniCredit
55 46 Vontobel
55 46 Washington Analysis
55 46 Zelman & Associates
Be Sociable, Share!

One thought on “Rankings of investment banks and boutiques

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*