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 Jefferies were rated (out of 10, 10 being the highest mark):
Grooming: 7 - not overly-well turned out; smart in a casual kind of way
Personality: 6 - can be somewhat intense where work is concerned
Net Worth: 8 - think of all that bonus cash
Intelligence: 10 - they work at Jefferies, don't they ?
Ambition: 9 - you don't last long at Jefferies unless you have ambition to match the firm's goals
Loyalty / honesty: 8 - not puppy dogs, but these guys have strong moral fibre
Respect: 8 - these men don't suffer fools gladly, but don't stint on giving credit where it is due
Physical attributes: 7 - no Brad Pitt, but you won't be embarrassed having these men on your arm
Total points score - 63 (78.7%)