I'll beginning working as a FT analyst next year, and want to know what separates the top-tier analysts from the average analyst.
Who were the top analysts in your group, and how did they differentiate themselves? Did they simple never screw up the work and always get the little details right? Did they have great relationships with their bosses and co-workers? Did they log more hours than anyone else? Were they crazy modelers with phenomenal excel skills?
I am interested in hearing anecdotes or advice from those with full-time experience.