List of Top Investment Banks

A list of the top 100 investment banks from around the world to help you with your career search.

Top Investment Banks List

Our students often want to know what the top investment banks in the world are so they can develop their employer target list (check out our free guide on how to get a job in investment banking).  As part of our continuing effort to help you advance your career, we’ve compiled a catalog of banks to help you in your job search.

Make your way down the register to find the banks you want to target.  We’ve sorted the list alphabetically, and while the sizes of the banks (measured by assets) change daily, this should give you a good general idea of what the top investment banks are.

If you’re most interested in just the largest banks, you’ll want to see our list of the bulge bracket banks.  However, if you want to look beyond the top one hundred it may be a good idea to check out our list of the top boutique investment banks.

Still looking for more career ideas?  Explore our CAREER MAP to find the perfect job for you!

Top Investment Banks List

List of the top investment banks – 100 largest investment banks

  2. Allahabad Bank
  3. Allen & Company
  4. Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML)
  5. Barclays Capital
  6. BB&T
  7. BBY Ltd.
  8. Berkery, Noyes & Co.
  9. BG Capital
  10. Blackstone
  11. BMO Capital Markets
  12. BNP Paribas
  13. Cantor Fitzgerald
  14. Capstone Partners
  15. Centerview Partners
  16. China International Capital Corporation
  17. CIBC World Markets
  18. Citi
  19. CITIC Securities International
  20. CLSA
  21. Commerzbank
  22. Corporate Finance Associates
  23. Cowen
  24. Credit Agricole CIB
  25. Credit Suisse
  26. CSG Partners
  27. Daewoo Securities
  28. Deutsche Bank
  29. Duff & Phelps
  30. Europa Partners
  31. Evercore Partners
  32. Financo
  33. Gleacher & Company
  34. Goldman Sachs
  35. Greenhill & Co.
  36. Guggenheim Partners
  37. Guosen Partners
  38. Houlihan Lokey
  39. HSBC Holdings PLC
  40. Imperial Capital
  41. ICBC (China)
  42. ICICI Bank
  43. Indian Bank
  44. J.P. Morgan
  45. Jefferies & Co.
  46. Keefe, Bruyette, & Woods
  47. KeyCorp (KeyBanc Capital Markets)
  48. Ladenburg Thalmann
  49. Lancaster Pollard
  50. Lazard
  51. Lincoln International
  52. Macquarie Group
  53. Maple Capital Advisors
  54. Marathon Capital
  55. McColl Partners
  56. Mediobanca
  57. Miller Buckfire & Co.
  58. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group
  59. Mizuho Financial Group
  60. Moelis & Company
  61. Montgomery  & Co.
  62. Morgan Keegan & Co.
  63. Morgan Stanley
  64. Needham & Co.
  65. NBF (National Bank Financial)
  66. Nomura Holdings
  67. Oppenheimer & Co.
  68. Panmure Gordon
  69. Perella Weinberg Partners
  70. Piper Jaffray
  71. PNC Financial Services (Harris Williams & Co.
  72. Punjab National Bank
  73. Raymond James
  74. RBC Capital Markets
  75. RBS
  76. Robert W. Baird
  77. Roth Capital Partners
  78. Rothschild
  79. Sagent Advisors
  80. Sandler O’Neill Partners
  81. SBI Capital Markets (State Bank of India)
  82. Scotiabank
  83. Société Générale
  84. Sonenshine Partners
  85. Stephens, Inc.
  86. Stifel Financial
  87. Sucsy, Fischer & Company
  88. Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group
  89. SunTrust (Robinson Humphrey)
  90. Syndicate Bank
  91. TD Securities
  92. United bank of India
  93. UBS
  94. Vermillion Partners
  95. Vijaya Bank
  96. Wedbush Securities
  97. Wells Fargo & Co.
  98. William Blair & Company
  99. WR Hambrecht & Co.
  100. Yes Bank

Working at an investment bank

The top investment banks are the powerhouses of the financial industry. The investment bankers that push these banks forward work extremely long hours, often day and night, to secure whatever it is that their clients demand of them. If choosing to go down this career path, you should expect very long hours.

To learn more about investment banking, check out our overview of what investment banks do and explore our Career Map to find the right path for you.

How to get a job at one of the top investment banks

If you’re looking to work at an investment bank, we’ve published the ultimate guide on how to get a job in investment banking. One of the best ways to break into the industry is to do as much networking as possible. Given the high volume of applicants banks get, it helps to know someone who’s already working at your target bank. Participating in the National Investment Banking Competition can be a great way to meet people in the industry and to add a little something extra to your resume.

More resources

Thanks for checking out CFI’s list of top investment banks and the largest 100 global banks. CFI is the official global provider of the Financial Modeling and Valuation Analyst (FMVA)™ certification, designed to transform anyone into a world-class financial analyst.

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