SOURCE: Institutional Investor

December 15, 2009 08:00 ET

Institutional Investor Introduces the Power 25 Ranking of the Biggest Movers and Shakers on Wall Street

The Investment Banking Elite Chosen for Institutional Investor's Power 25 Include the World's Most Influential Bank CEOs, Star Traders and High-Priced Rainmakers

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - December 15, 2009) - In order to survive the past year's financial upheaval, the world's biggest investment banking firms had to rely on the leadership skills of their chief executives as they struggled to come to terms with the redrawing of Wall Street's financial landscape. To help make sense of the shifting landscape -- and to recognize those that didn't just survive but thrived in it -- Institutional Investor introduces its first ranking of the 25 most powerful people in the world of investment banking.

The list, compiled by Institutional Investor's editors, includes chief executives, star traders and high-priced rainmakers, and ranges from New York to London to Beijing. Subjective to be sure, the ranking highlights some incontestable features about the industry during a time of historic transformation.

JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon leads the Power 25 for vaulting his institution near the top of almost every global investment-banking ranking. Second place goes to Goldman Sachs Group CEO Lloyd Blankfein, whose rock-steady leadership helped his firm prosper during the financial crisis (much to the chagrin of lawmakers). Taking third place in the ranking is Deutsche Bank CEO Josef Ackermann, who directed the big German bank through the worst global financial storm in 70 years.

Visit to see the complete list of the Power 25, Institutional Investor's ranking of the most powerful and influential people in the world of investment banking today.

The Power 25 ranking is one of six in-depth features in Institutional Investor's special December 2009/January 2010 issue on the future of Wall Street. The stories shed light on what the coming years could bring for Wall Street, and for the companies, investors and other participants in the global capital markets that depend on its services.

This week, will release each of the six articles on the following days:

Tuesday, 15 December - Power 25 - Leaders in Finance
Wednesday, 16 December - Citadel's Banking Alternative
Thursday, 17 December - Goldman Strives To Stay On Top
Friday, 18 December - LSE's Xavier Rolet Fights Back
Saturday, 19 December - Barclays's Bob Diamond: Wall Street's Would-Be King
Monday, 21 December - R.I.P. Equities: 1982-2008

For more information, please contact Institutional Investor Executive Editor Michael Peltz at 212-224-3152 or

About Institutional Investor

Institutional Investor magazine's role as the preeminent source of survey-based rankings has identified the top analysts covering equity markets in Asia, Europe, Japan, Latin America and the U.S. for more than 30 years. The annual surveys provide access to leading investment professionals across the globe, and capture the participation of over 90 percent of the world's largest equity investors. Institutional Investor has broadened its expertise to be a key provider of investor relations research, and through detailed reports, provides unrivaled independent analysis based on the expert opinions of the international investment community.

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