The CEO of a $2.4 billion investment bank shares 3 things he looks for in young Wall Street recruits

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Houlihan Lokey

On of the biggest challenges for Scott Beiser, the CEO of $2.4 billion boutique global investment bank Houlihan Lokey, is making sure the company's employees stay engaged and energized.

The firm - which specializes in corporate finance business, restructuring, and financial advisory services - has grown significantly since it went public two years ago, boosting revenue from $681 million in fiscal 2015 to $872 in fiscal 2017.

That growth means Beiser, who has been at the firm 33 years, has more employees to retain and keep engaged, but also more opportunities for recruiting young Wall Street talent. Advertisement

So what does Beiser want from fresh college graduates?

Business Insider recently sat down with Beiser, who highlighted three key elements that he looks for when hiring young investment bankers.

Responses have been edited and condensed for length and clarity.