Markets and Investment Banking

The McLagan survey platform is a trusted provider of the most comprehensive data set for virtually all the global investment banks, securities firms, regional banks and top independent advisory investment banks. To learn about the McLagan Markets and Investment Banking Surveys, click the links below:


Database Scope

We provide human resources and compensation professionals with access to rewards insights covering more companies, incumbents and countries on a single survey platform than any other data provider. With your unique firm in mind, we provide survey coverage across:


Investment Banking Firms


Banking and Capital Markets Firms


Participating Equities Firms


Incumbents with Reported Results

Participating Firms

From global and international banks to independent advisory firms and M&A boutiques, firms around the globe rely on McLagan surveys to identify, attract, and retain the workforce to support and transform their business for the future. We have a track record of working with leading firms, including:

  • Bulge Bracket Global Banks
  • International Banks
  • U.S. Regional Banks
  • Mid-Market Investment Banks
  • Global Independent Advisory Firms
  • Sector-Specific M&A Boutiques
  • Equities Firms
  • Fixed Income Firms
  • Investor Services Firms
  • Transaction Banking Firms

But that’s only scratching the surface of the firms enrolled in our database. Navigating a highly competitive talent market requires comprehensive compensation data from a wide array of peers. We’ve got you covered so you can take a data-driven approach to compensation decisions.

► For a full list of participating industry peers, please click here.

Job Library

The McLagan Benchmarking Code is designed to capture the uniqueness of each firm type and the talent needed to support it. Employees are matched according to a globally consistent process drilling into each industry and each role’s attributes, area, focus and job level.

  • Alternative Execution Services
  • Commission Management
  • Derivatives
  • Equity Indices
  • Exchange Floor
  • Financial Engineering & Modeling
  • Financial Futures & Options
  • Head Capital Markets Origination
  • Head of Convertibles/Warrants
  • Head of Credit Products
  • Head of Derivatives
  • Head of Equities
  • Head of Fixed Income Sales
  • Head of FX Sales
  • Head of Interest Rates
  • Head of Prime Brokerage Sales
  • Head of Program Trading
  • Head of Securitized Products
  • Interest Rates
  • Macro Research
  • Origination/Structuring
  • Product Specialist
  • Product Specialist – Commodities
  • Product Specialist – E-Commerce
  • Proprietary Trading
  • Research – Country and Region
  • Research – Financial Institutions
  • Research – Public Finance
  • Sales Trading Assistant
  • XVA Trading

In addition, our surveys provide benchmarking data for infrastructure roles, including finance, human resources, legal, and more.

► To request a full list of jobs covered in the McLagan Markets and Investment Banking Surveys, please click here.

Compensation Data Elements

All McLagan surveys are designed to empower decision-makers to set pay with confidence across numerous rewards elements on a job-by-job basis and cover all direct forms of pay, including:

  • Salary
  • Cash Bonus
  • Bonus Eligibility
  • Commissions
  • Deferred Cash
  • Stock Salary
  • Performance Vested Award
  • Overtime
  • Overtime Eligibility
  • Allowances (cars, housing, role based, etc.)
  • Performance Vested Awards Mandatory Deferral
  • Performance Vested Awards

In addition, McLagan Markets and Investment Banking Surveys capture data elements such as analyst class year, career track and lockstep.

What Sets McLagan Apart?

Our team empowers clients with deep industry data and insights to assess pay levels and align pay systems with business strategy. With our unique approach, you will have access to:

  • A Dedicated Team
    Each client is matched with a dedicated relationship manager who is available to provide support at every stage of the survey process—from job matching to interpreting results.
  • Exclusive Industry Events
    Every year we host exclusive client roundtables and webinars designed for networking, meeting industry leaders, and staying ahead of industry trends and best practices.
  • Unmatched Insights That Go Beyond Compensation
    Our market practice studies provide rich insights into human resources, compensation, and performance practices, including diversity and inclusion; technology staffing and pay; recruiting, training and development; as well as other critical topics.
  • We're a Trusted Resource
    You'll get faster buy-in on key compensation decisions when you use McLagan data. Board members, C-suite leaders, HR professionals, and recruiters know and trust the McLagan name.
  • Performance Intelligence
    We partner with firms to benchmark revenue, expenses, and headcount by location and compare performance against peers at a granular business level with our business performance intelligence solutions.

Pricing, Access & Support

McLagan survey fees vary based upon your benchmarking goals. To request pricing information for the McLagan Markets and Investments Banking Surveys, please click here.

All subscriptions to McLagan surveys include 24/7 access to McLaganLive, our online survey reporting environment.

Our dedicated team is committed to supporting clients throughout the survey process—from input to employee matching to analyzing results. A relationship manager will be your contact for training and inquiries every step of the way.


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