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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

More than 3,000 banking professionals filled out Vault's Banking Survey in the fall of 2023. 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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2024 Most Prestigious Banking Firms

#1
SCORE 8.665
2023 Rank 1
#2
SCORE 8.172
2023 Rank 2
#3
SCORE 8.133
2023 Rank 3
#4
SCORE 8.118
2023 Rank 5
#5
SCORE 7.972
2023 Rank 4
#6
SCORE 7.109
2023 Rank 6
#7
SCORE 6.891
2023 Rank 8
#8
SCORE 6.887
2023 Rank 7
#9
SCORE 6.503
2023 Rank 9
#10
SCORE 6.255
2023 Rank 11