Best Job on Wall Street?

Fellow Monkeys....

I have been thinking a lot lately about what is "the best" job on Wall Street. While "the best" is obviously a highly subjective term and dependent upon ones own personal goals - below are my own personal criteria:

  1. Making the most money that you possibly can....
  2. While experiencing a minimal / reasonable amount of stress
  3. While also experiencing career growth / increased responsibility early on / quickly
  4. and lastly, being able to maintain a decent work life balance

I personally believe the above can be achieved by working in a product group. I know that many others on this site would have a very different view, and their own personal answers will vary widely. 

With that said - what do you all think "the best" job on Wall Street is, and what is your criteria?

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