Sunday, March 3, 2013

RANKED: The 20 Best Paid Investment Banks In The World

According to BI’s Lisa Mahapatra Wall Street is coming back slowly, and that means that competition for a bigger piece of the pie is hotter than ever.  To figure out who's winning that war, Bloomberg Markets Magazine put together a list of the of the best paid investment banks measured by the fees they earn.

This year, JP Morgan Chase made the top of a list. It was the top investment bank in debt and equity fees overall.  The bank's mergers and acquisitions fees fell in 2012, but total fees rose 3.7 percent, to $50.9 billion. According to Bloomberg Markets, that was driven higher "by a surge in the refinancing of corporate debt."

Goldman Sachs, which ranked no. 1 last year, slipped to no. 2 this year, but still led the ranking for mergers and acquisitions fees.  Morgan Stanley, which was no. 2 for 2011, slipped to no. 3 because of the botched Facebook IPO....

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