You might not be able to judge a book by its cover, but you can sure tell a lot about a (male) banker from where he works...
Although our researcher is unable to give you a run-down on every financial markets employee, she does have an intimate knowledge of several firms by virtue of the relationships she has enjoyed with members of their staff over the years.
First off, the judging criteria: grooming, personality, net worth, intelligence, ambition, loyalty, honesty, respect and physical attributes.
And here's how the men at Barclays were rated (out of 10, 10 being the highest mark):
Grooming: 6 - a few too many anoraks for my liking
Personality: 7 - good to be around and fun-loving - but don't always know where to draw the line
Net Worth: 8 - you could do far worse
Intelligence: 7 - streetwise rather than intellectual
Ambition: 8 - highly competitive, happy to elbow their way to the top
Loyalty / honesty: 6 - they will know exactly where the line is drawn - and then happily cross it
Respect: 7 - these guys will respect you more if you push back. If you behave like a door-mat, they will treat you like one
Physical attributes: 7 - more George Osborne than George Clooney
Total points score - 56 (70%)