Best companies in finance market named
Merrill Lynch has been ranked top of the best companies in finance after being voted as the Best Company To Work In The Global Finance Market sector in a comprehensive 2008 poll.
The financial giant was trailed by Nomura (Japan) in second, followed Credit Suisse (Switzerland), Morley Fund Management (UK), State Street (US), Bank of America (US), Dresdner Kleinwort (Germany), Jefferies & Co. (US) and KBC Group (Belgium) to complete the top 10 list.
In the poll, votes from staff in major companies in the sector were gathered and the results are published on annual basis.
Founded almost 100 years ago in the US, Merrill Lynch is one of the leading companies that provides a host of financial services including investment banking, advisory, wealth management and capital markets with its global operation headquartered in Manhattan, New York. Another of its global key office is located in London, UK.
The company today employs more than 50,000 employees worldwide, spanning an operation across 38 countries including in Argentina, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Luxemburg, Singapore, Switzerland, UAE, Uruguay and United States itself.
BusinessWeek also recently listed Merrill Lynch as one of the best places for internship and training.
Among notable presence in the top 30 of the best companies list include BNP Paribas (11), Barclays (12), JP Morgan Chase (13), Citibank (14), Goldman Sachs (17), Royal Bank of Scotland (18), AIG (22), Morgan Stanley (23), Lehman Brothers (27) and Fortis (28), many of which are ranked in the list of the 50 largest companies in the world.