Banking: It's Not Just For Killing the Economy Anymore!

Turns out the practitioners of the Dark Arts themselves are hurting as well.

I know a lot of these guys and gals – they’re either total gym rats and perfectionists or they’re complete disasters, overweight and drinking just to face the day.  I’ve not seen much in-between.

From the Wall Street Journal:

Add investment banking to the list of things that could be dangerous to your health.

A University of Southern California researcher found insomnia, alcoholism, heart palpitations, eating disorders and an explosive temper in some of the roughly two dozen entry-level investment bankers she shadowed fresh out of business school.

WSJ’s Leslie Kwoh stops by Mean Street to point out that it might be time to add investment banking to the list of activities that could be hazardous to your health. Image: Scott Youtsey for The Wall Street Journal.

Every individual she observed over a decade developed a stress-related physical or emotional ailment within several years on the job, she says in a study to be published this month.

Head over for the rest:

Hazard of the Trade: Bankers’ Health (WSJ)

 

 

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