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  • Intern in ER
Nov 24, 2022 - 7:45am

maybe smtg like 1 standard deviation above the pop avg since all bankers have college degrees and it's undisputed that people with at least a bachelor's degree are higher compared to those without lol. 

Nov 24, 2022 - 10:50am
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Nov 24, 2022 - 10:55am
Fjsjrjdns, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Probably 120-130 on average, with some that are much higher. As someone said above, almost every banker has a college degree, which by itself is not indicative of high IQ, but it puts a floor on things. Then take into account that most bankers come from a top 30 university or top 10 LAC, requiring relatively high standardized tests scores, and add high GPAs on top of that, then you get IQs that are well above average.

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Gen
Nov 24, 2022 - 11:11am

Prob higher than the general population, but my dumbass is definitely dragging the average down.

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Cov
Nov 24, 2022 - 5:36pm

haha i love people able to crack jokes at themselves. dude im an an1 thats fresh and i feel actually retarded lol like braindead

Nov 24, 2022 - 11:20am
BigKahunaBanker🏄🍹🍔, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Tyranny of the averages, but I'd say atleast a stdev above 100 for any "real" banker

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Nov 24, 2022 - 1:58pm
george_soros, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Some math here, playing with stats around GMAT scores and IQ.

https://pumpkinperson.com/2017/07/21/converting-gmat-scores-to-iq/

Given that most ibankers either went to a top MBA requiring in most cases 700+ GMAT and/or went to a top undergrad and good academic performance, I'd say that probably bankers have around ~120-130 of IQ on average.

That's probably consistent with an IQ test I took when I was a teenager where I got something like 130 (and I feel much dumber today).

Nov 25, 2022 - 10:53pm
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