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 HSBC were rated (out of 10, 10 being the highest mark):
Grooming: 6 - basic rather than sophisticated
Personality: 6 - love to laugh at their own jokes
Net Worth: 6 - it's HSBC
Intelligence: 8 - smarter than they look
Ambition: 7 - not overly ambitious, allowing them to have more time with their partners and family
Loyalty / honesty: 9 - these guys will always try to do the right thing
Respect: 8 - even-tempered, laid-back and respectful
Physical attributes: 6 - more Johnny Rotten than Johnny Depp
Total points score - 56 (70.0%)