RISING STARS: Meet 16 investment bankers age 35 and under doing huge deals
Yes, you need math chops and spreadsheet-modeling wizardry. You also need to tolerate, if not relish, working long hours to close the job. Second place is a set of steak knives, remember.
But that alone won't get you far.The business is all about building relationships and navigating personalities - those of your clients and of your firm. These skills are more nebulous and can take many years to cultivate. That's why it's such an impressive feat to be sourcing and executing serious investment-banking transactions in your early 30s.
We've rounded up some of the rising rainmakers from firms across Wall Street, culled from more than 200 nominations by peers, clients, and financial institutions themselves. Each has made outsized contributions and distinguished themselves at an early age, earning accolades from superiors and clients alike.
Titles aren't everything - some firms have more layers of management than others - but these are your standouts and managing directors of tomorrow. Or, in some cases, today.
Read on for 16 of the most impressive rising stars in Wall Street investment banking, ordered by age.