And The Happiest Employees In The Financial Markets Work At...

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More data from our 'most miserable' survey.

We sought the views of more than 2,000 financial markets professionals over a 7 week period to find out just how miserable they felt in their current job.

We already know that those who work in Compliance are the most miserable in the financial markets right now, and secretaries / PA support are the happiest, but which firms have the most happy employees ?

Here's the top 25 firms in the 'happy' list (compiled from the % of all those who responded that they were 'fairly happy' or 'very happy' in our survey):

1. Royal Bank of Canada

2. Baird

3. Jefferies

4. JPMorgan

5. Goldman Sachs

6. UBS

7. Mitsubishi UFJ Securities

8. Citi

9. Aberdeen Asset Management

10. VTB Capital

11. BlackRock

12. Wells Fargo

13. Bank of America / Bank of America Merrill Lynch

14. BMO Capital Markets

15. Morgan Stanley

16. Credit Suisse

17. BNP Paribas

18. Standard Chartered

19. Nomura

20. HSBC

21. Legg Mason

22. Barclays

23. Credit Agricole

24. Royal Bank of Scotland

25. Commerzbank

Overall, 54.1% of investment banking employees described themselves as 'fairly' or 'very' miserable, followed by 43.5% who work in asset management, 35.3% in private banking, 21.7% in private equity and just 16.1% who work in hedge funds.

Geographically, 52.5% of employees based in Europe said that they felt 'fairly' or 'very' miserable in their jobs, followed by 47.3% based in Asia-Pac and just 31.9% based in the Americas.

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