Mr. Serra spent 10 years as a research analyst covering banks first at UBS and then Morgan Stanley where he was head of the European bank research team.
When a banker came in one day to complain about a negative rating Mr. Serra had on the stock of a company from which the banker was hoping to win business — Mr. Serra picked up the phone and asked to be transferred to compliance. The banker panicked.
“We got along beautifully after that,” Mr. Serra said.
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