Rank: 5 (Previous rank: 11)
What makes it so great?
With some 11,000 offices across the country, the investment firm escaped the recession with nary a layoff. Says managing partner Jim Weddle: "It's a great time not to be a bank -- or to be owned by one."Headquarters:
12555 Manchester Road
St. Louis, MO 631312010 revenue ($ millions): 4,183
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