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Top Investment Banks

List of investment banks



Investment banks are typically bucketed into 3 categories. Bulge-brackets are banks you have probably heard of the most like Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan. Elite Boutiques are smaller banks but they are hard to break into, hence the name "elite". The last category (Others/Middle Market) is reserved for all other banks. Middle-market banks like Wells Fargo are still large banks (with a balance sheet like JPMorgan) but are not prestigious as the bulge-brackets and elite boutiques.

(1) Bulge Brackets

  1. Goldman Sachs

  2. JPMorgan Chase

  3. Morgan Stanley

  4. Bank of America

  5. Citigroup

  6. Barclays

  7. UBS/Credit Suisse

  8. Deutsche Bank

(2) Elite Boutique

  1. Evercore

  2. Lazard

  3. Moelis

  4. Guggenheim Partners

  5. Rothschild

  6. Greenhill

  7. PJT Partners

  8. Qatalyst Partners

  9. Allen & Company

  10. Centerview Partners

  11. Perella Weinberg Partners

(3) Others/Middle Market

  • Houlihan Lokey

  • Piper Sandler

  • Wells Fargo

  • Stifel

  • Truist

  • Stephens

  • Oppenheimer

  • Raymond James

  • Lincoln International

  • Jefferies

  • William Blair

  • TD Securities

  • RBC Capital Markets

  • & Many More

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