Top 10 Investment Banks

Investment Banking is a form of banking which finances major capital requirements of a business enterprise. These capital requirements are in the form of financial help in launching an Initial public offering (IPO) , Private Placement, Bonds and in the Merger and Acquisitions and other services related to investment management , portfolio management, Risk Management, FICC services and equity securities and trading of derivatives.

An Investment banking companies provides all kinds of investment services and solutions to individuals, corporates and governments. They create capital for their clients and provides best solutions and strategies for Merger and Acquisitions and trading of securities , advice on risk management. One of the major activity of modern banks is investment. Now a days both commercial and private banks focused more on the investment banking sector. Below is the List of Top Investment banks rank according to the total revenue.

Top 10 Investment Banks in the World list
Rank Bank Name Founded Headquarter Revenue
1 J.P. Morgan & Co. 2000 270 Park Avenue, Manhattan, New York, New York, U.S. US$ 94.20 billion
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2009 Bank of America Tower, New York City, United States US$ 85.11 billion
3 Goldman Sachs 1869 200 West Street, New York, New York, U.S. US$ 40.08 billion
4 Morgan Stanley 1935 Morgan Stanley Building, New York City, New York, U.S. US$ 34.3 Billio
5 Citigroup 1812 399 Park Avenue, Manhattan, New York City, New York,U.S. US$ 76.88 billion
6 Deutsche Bank 1870 Deutsche Bank Twin Towers, Taunusanlage 12 Frankfurt Hesse, Germany EUR 31.95 billion
7 Credit Suisse 1856 Paradeplatz 8 Zurich, Switzerland CHF 25.22 billion
8 Barclays 1690 Canary Wharf, London, United Kingdom EUR 25.288 billion
9 Wells Fargo 1852 San Francisco, California, U.S. US$ 84.3 billion
10 UBS 1854 Bahnhofstrasse 45 Zürich, Switzerland CHF63.526 billion


JP Morgan Chase : It is one of the oldest financial services firm in the World and in U.S. It has global operations in 60 countries and a net asset of USD 2 trillion. It is world number one global investment bank.  JP Morgan Chase is one of the largest investment bank in the world.

Bank Of America Merrill Lynch : It is one of the major financial services company in United States highly regarded for investment banking services. Bank of America is also largest investment bank in the world comes next to JP Morgan Chase.

Goldman Sachs : Founded in 1869, It is one of the major global investment banking firm which services mainly institutional clients. It has strong client relationships with major corporations, governments. Goldman is one of the Top investment bank with US$ 40.08 billion revenue.

Morgan Stanley: it is a global financial services provider and serves to a diversified group of corporations, governments, financial institutions and individual.

Citigroup : It is a major financial services company based in New York , United States. It has a global financial operation in investment banking and services.

Deutsche Bank : It is a global financial services provider serving wide range of financial products and services including many investment management services. This Germany based company has a very strong financial discipline.

Credit Suisse : It is another European Bank based in Switzerland that provides major financial services including investment banking, Asset management and private Banking.

Barclays Capital : It is one of the major investment banks in the world. It is the 25th largest company. It is European Bank based in United Kingdom that has global operations in investment banking and other financial services.

Wells Fargo : Wells Fargo is an American multinational company, provides Banking and financial services based in San Francisco, California, United States.

UBS : It is a European Bank based in Switzerland that provides major financial services that has a global operation in investment banking and wealth management solutions.


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Last Updated on : 19th May 2015