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 Standard Chartered were rated (out of 10, 10 being the highest mark):
Grooming: 7 - not bad when they scrub up
Personality: 6 - somewhat on the grey side, although tend to become a bit more lively after a few drinks
Net Worth: 6 - Standard Chartered guys aren't in it just for the money
Intelligence: 7 - you can hold a fairly decent conversation with these guys, but don't expect anything too deep and meaningful
Ambition: 7 - modest. These men want to do a decent job working for a decent organisation
Loyalty / honesty: 8 - tend to be stayers, both personally and professionally
Respect: 8 - can be a little old-fashioned in their outlook towards women and have strong views on how the kids should be brought up
Physical attributes: 7 - fairly average in the looks department, but no embarrassment
Total points score - 56 (70%)