The Top 100 firms of the last decade

Top One Hundred

Here they are in league table format - the top 100 firms as voted by our readers over the last decade.

1. Jefferies 

2. Nomura 

3. UBS 

4. Barclays 

5. Morgan Stanley

6. Bank of America / Bank of America Merrill Lynch

7. Goldman Sachs 

8. Daiwa Securities 

9. Credit Suisse 

10. BNP Paribas 

11. JPMorgan / JPMorgan Chase 

12. Citigroup 

13. Man Group 

14. State Street 

15. Schroders 

16. The Royal Bank of Scotland

17. Houlihan Lokey 

18. RBC / RBC Capital Markets 

19. Bank of Montreal / BMO Capital Markets 

20. TD Bank Group  

21. BlackRock 

22. Macquarie 

23. Cantor Fitzgerald / BGC Partners 

24. Aberdeen Asset Management 

25. M & G Investments 

26. Baird 

27. Societe Generale 

28. Standard Chartered 

29. Rabobank 

30. HSBC 

31. Deutsche Bank 

32. Mitsubishi UFJ Securities 

33. Legg Mason 

34. Threadneedle Investments 

35. Wells Fargo 

36. Northern Trust 

37. ICAP 

38. KBC Group 

39. BNY Mellon 

40. ING Group 

41. Standard Bank 

42. Pimco 

43. Commerzbank 

44. Lazard 

45. Rothschild 

46. Raymond James 

47. Brown Brothers Harriman 

48. Aviva Investors 

49. Henderson Global Investors 

50. Moelis & Co 

51. SEB Group 

52. Fidelity 

53. Calyon 

54. Mizuho Financial Group 

55. ABN Amro 

56. Investec 

57. Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp 

58. Julius Baer 

59. AllianceBernstein 

60. Charles Schwab 

61. Scotia Bank / Scotia Capital 

62. F&C Management 

63. National Australia Bank 

64. Panmure Gordon 

65. Standard & Poor's 

66. Fitch Ratings 

67. Evercore 

68. ANZ 

69. VTB Capital 

70. Blackstone Group 

71. Oppenheimer & Co 

72. AXA Group 

73. KKR 

74. Guggenheim Partners 

75. Perella Weinberg 

76. Janus Capital Group 

77. Santander 

78. Moody's 

79. CIBC 

80. Neuberger Berman 

81. Susquehanna International Group 

82. Cowen Group 

83. Nataxis 

84. Lloyds Bank 

85. UniCredit 

86. Carlyle Group 

87. DBS Bank 

88. Renassiance Capital

89. SAC Capital / Point72 Asset Management

90. Allen & Co 

91. Neptune Investment Management 

92. BBVA 

93. E*Trade

94. JP Turner

95. Edward Jones

96. Sandler O'Neill & Partners 

97. Stephens Inc.

98. Piper Jaffray

99. Thomas Weisel Partners

100. Vanguard Asset Management

Voting criteria

Although the voting criteria has changed slightly over the years, it generally included:

- Does your firm strike the right balance between the needs of its stakeholders (employees, shareholders and clients) ?

- Have the right strategy for the organisation to thrive in the post-financial crisis world ?

- Possess line managers who are switched-on, approachable and clued in to the organisational goals of the firm ?

- Is your firm committed to diversity, rigorous and efficient in the way staff are recruited, professional when employees need to be laid-off, and truly interested in the personal career development and general well-being of employees ?

- Does your executive team lead by example ? Are they effective communicators ? Do they inspire you to work harder ?

Methodology

100 points for each first place finish in the HITC annual polls, 99 for second place, etc.

Note

Firms that no longer exist in their previous form have been ignored for the purposes of this league table.

 

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