A spotter’s guide to the men and women of finance.
Sales /seɪlz/ (Archetype.)
The great boon and utter bane of every commercial enterprise; as aggravating yet vital to the organisation’s well-being as the clients they bring, lured by the promise of leveraged alpha, hooked on the magnificent mating displays of backtesting.
Which is why they will instinctively parrot that great lie: “all our other counterparties have agreed this”.
- collective nouns
- Vendor, with which you should not confuse a salesperson. A vendor implies some kind of probity and responsibility for something material in the world.
- Compliance arbitrage, something at which all good salespeople are masters.
- All of whom are platinum, of course.