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Most Prestigious Banking Firms

Banking professionals across the nation rank the prestige of the firms that they compete against.
Survey Methodology

Approximately 3,600 banking professionals filled out Vault's Banking Survey in the fall of 2021. The survey was sent to professionals at more than 85 of the top investment banking firms in the industry. Banking professionals were asked to rate companies with which they were familiar on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the most prestigious. They were not allowed to rate their own (or former) employer. Vault averaged the prestige scores for each firm and ranked them in order.

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2022 Most Prestigious Banking Firms

#1
SCORE 8.968
2021 Rank 1
#2
SCORE 8.461
2021 Rank 2
#3
SCORE 8.291
2021 Rank 3
#4
SCORE 7.864
2021 Rank 4
#5
SCORE 7.766
2021 Rank 5
#6
SCORE 7.216
2021 Rank 6
#7
SCORE 6.948
2021 Rank 7
#8
SCORE 6.805
2021 Rank 8
#9
SCORE 6.497
2021 Rank 9
#10
SCORE 6.465
2021 Rank 12