2023 Vault Rankings
At a Glance
“Great people and collaborative team-oriented culture”
“Access to senior leaders and the growth opportunities”
“Long hours at times”
“Tight deadlines and high workloads are sometimes unavoidable”
“Generally, a little under-resourced”
About Moelis & Company
Moelis & Company provides financial advisory services to corporations, institutions, and governments worldwide. In addition to New York, Moelis has offices in Amsterdam, Beijing, Boston, Chicago, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Mumbai, Paris, San Francisco, West Palm Beach, Sao Paulo, Tel Aviv, and Washington, D.C. Its global footprint also includes strategic alliances with MA Financial Group in Australia and Alfaro, Dávila y Scherer in Mexico.
The firm went public in April 2014 and now employs approximately 1,000 people worldwide. It has advised on more than $3.5 trillion in transactions since its founding, and is led by founder and namesake Ken Moelis, who rose to fame in the early 1980s, working at Drexel Burnam Lambert. After a successful career at Donald Lufkin & Jenrette Securities (DLJ), Moelis was lured to UBS in 2000. He recruited several DLJ bankers to join him and promptly turned UBS Investment Bank into a global powerhouse. In 2007, he resigned from UBS and formed his eponymous firm. To build Moelis & Company’s global network, Moelis turned to contacts made throughout his career, some of which he had known since his DLJ days. He also persuaded several top UBS executives and other senior industry bankers to join him, including the firm’s current Co-Presidents Navid Mahmoodzadegan and Jeff Raich and Chief Operating Officer Elizabeth Crain.
In July 2014, Euromoney named Ken Moelis “Banker of the Year.” Other members of the executive team have also been recognized for their contributions to the industry. COO Elizabeth Crain appeared on American Banker’s Most Powerful Women list in 2011 and 2012 and Barron’s Most Influential Women in U.S. Finance list in 2022, and Co-President Navid Mahmoodzadegan was named to the Variety500 list of entertainment industry leaders from 2018 to 2022.
Other awards include IFR Magazine naming Moelis “Restructuring Advisor of the Year” in 2019, and The Banker naming it “Most Innovative Bank for Restructuring” in 2018, “Investment Bank of the Year for Private Placements” in 2020 and “Best Bank in the Middle East” in 2022.
399 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10022
Phone: (212) 883-3800
Employer Type: Public
Stock Symbol: MC
Stock Exchange: NYSE
CEO: Kenneth Moelis
Co-Presidents: Navid Mahmoodzadegan & Jeff Raich
2023 Employees (All Locations): 1,100