Bilal Basrai – Tips For Working on Wall Street

With more than 18 years of experience in the financial sector, much of which was spent on Wall Street, Bilal Basrai is well positioned to help younger analysts make a name for themselves. He has the following tips for those who are struggling to set themselves apart from the pack.

Don’t Dwell on Failure

Everybody on Wall Street has made a bad choice at one point or another in their career. The majority will have done so multiple times.

The important thing to remember is that you can’t let this affect you in the long term. Whenever you do make a mistake, examine the mistake carefully, learn from it and then use what you learned to further your career.

Make Connections

Networking is one of the most important things that you can do in the world of business, as it allows you to build connections with people who may be able to help you in your career or provide useful information. Take time to build a network of professional colleagues and make sure that you continually nurture those relationships in order to keep them strong.

Work Hard

Bilal Basrai points out that nobody on Wall Street makes a success of themselves without fully committing to their work. You need to be constantly researching, analyzing and learning in order to make the right choices, so if you aren’t prepared to fully commit to a career on Wall Street, it may be time to think about moving on to something else.


About Bilal Basrai

Bilal Basrai is an experienced investment banker who has been responsible for developing and cultivating corporate finance clients for many large banking institutions over his 18-year career. He has worked for leading investment banks including Salomon Smith Barney, UBS Financial, and Lehman Brothers. Most of his experience early in his career is in covering the healthcare sector for these establishments.
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