Poets&Quants’ Most Popular Stories Of 2022

poets&quants most popular stories of 2022


For the second consecutive year, Centerview Partners edged out Evercore in the Vault Banking 25. Moelis & Company and Morgan Stanley again held down the #3 and #4 spots, while Lazard jumped to 5th.

The Vault Banking 25, released on January 26th, is a benchmark for excellence in North American investment banking. Started in 2007, the Vault Banking 25 has been based on a survey issued by Vault Career Intelligence. This firm has since emerged as Firsthand, an Infobase company that gathers market intelligence to produce employer ratings, reviews, and employment opportunities in industries like banking, consulting, and law.

The Vault Banking 25 survey, which was conducted last fall, attracted 3,600 responses from banking professionals — a major uptick over the 3,000 respondents who participated last year. In this survey, respondents rate their firms on a 10-point scale, where 10 is the highest possible score. This includes evaluating their employers on 20 measures, ranging from Benefits to Wellness. At the same time, they also score rival firms they are familiar with on Prestige. In addition, respondents assess their firm on four diversity dimensions, including Race, Gender, and LGBTQ+.

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poets&quants most popular stories of 2022

Not surprisingly, Harvard University and New York University are the top feeder schools for a career on Wall Street, according to Wall Street Oasis’ 2022 Investment Banking Industry Report.


There are myriad factors that go into selecting the best MBA program for any particular student. Debt-conscious students might look to schools with the best ROI. Prestige-minded students might look for high rankings or schools with a stellar brand.

There’s location, price, and schools with the highest average salaries after graduation.

For those lured by the sky-high salaries in investment banking, the 25 top schools on Wall Street Oasis’ 2022 Investment Banking Industry Report should be on your radar.

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poets&quants most popular stories of 2022


Every student enters business school looking to learn. They know where they want to go and what they want to do. Too often, they assume the experience will cover their gaps in technical mastery. Soon enough, they discover other lessons are far more significant.

That’s because business school requires students to change…in a profound way. This means being placed in uncomfortable situations and challenged by different viewpoints. Over time, business students grow more strategic. Working in teams, they accept when classmates may be better – so they step back, embracing their roles and picking their spots. Short on time, they set priorities, providing maximum effort where they’ll reap the highest returns. Ever open-minded, they can stitch together an array of ideas that balance the present with the future. Business school may involve a humbling series of trials and errors, but it often ends with an exhilarating sense of achievement. That confidence carries over to graduates’ careers when they stay poised while facing down what seems insurmountable to others.

That’s the foundation of the one-year PGPX program at the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad. Yes, students study all the business formulas, models, and theories. However, the program isn’t for the “faint-hearted” – notes Anchal Agarwal Jain, a Class of 2023 member who recently finished her third month in the program. After all, as the joke goes, the A in IIMA stands for “academics.” However, the school doesn’t rely solely on a demanding curriculum taught by world-class faculty.

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