Western Alliance Earns #1 Ranking on S&P Global Market Intelligence's High-Profile New List

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  • By Western Alliance
  • Apr 06, 2020

Western Alliance Bancorporation (NYSE: WAL) is the nation’s #1 top-performing public banking company, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence’s inaugural ranking for 2019 of the 50 largest public U.S. banks. 

Western Alliance has consistently earned high rankings on another of S&P Global Market Intelligence’s lists, its annual ranking of regional banks. For 2018 Western Alliance was the #1 regional bank, after two years in the #2 position. (This list for 2019 has not yet been published.)  

For the new listing of the 50 largest public U.S. banks, companies were ranked based on three major categories: growth, weighted at 35%; profitability, weighted at 35%; and safety and soundness, weighted at 30%. 

“Our resourceful, talented people powered us to an outstanding 2019 and earn this strong ranking, and they now are working full throttle to help our clients manage through the challenges presented by the coronavirus crisis,” said Kenneth A. Vecchione, President and Chief Executive Officer, Western Alliance Bank. “The same strengths that helped our bank perform at the industry’s highest level will see us through to the other side of this difficult period.” 

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With more than $30 billion in assets, Western Alliance Bancorporation (NYSE:WAL) is one of the country’s top-performing banking companies. The company has ranked in the top 10 on the Forbes “Best Banks in America” list for five consecutive years, 2016-2020, and was named #1 best-performing of the 50 largest public U.S. banks for 2019 by S&P Global Market Intelligence. Its primary subsidiary, Western Alliance Bank, Member FDIC, helps business clients realize their ambitions with local teams of experienced bankers who deliver superior service and a full spectrum of customized loan, deposit and treasury management capabilities. Business clients also benefit from a powerful array of specialized financial services that provide strong expertise and tailored solutions for a wide variety of industries and sectors. A national presence with a regional footprint, Western Alliance Bank operates individually branded, full-service banking divisions and has offices in key markets nationwide.