Hans-Joerg Rudloff: The history man
As part of Euromoney's 50th anniversary coverage, we profile some of the biggest names that we interviewed for our April capital markets focus.
Hans-Joerg Rudloff started his career at Credit Suisse and then got a job at Kidder Peabody in New York, arriving on Wall Street in 1967. He recalls being “like some French country girl coming to Paris for the first time, all wide-eyed amazement.” He had a trainee position but no real idea of what to expect or what he was meant to do.
So he started to collect answers to requests coming in by telex from the different offices of Kidder, relating to brokerage research and capital markets. He learned who in the head office knew the answers and so developed a good feel for the organization of one Wall Street’s top investment banks.
In an office by the elevator sat Albert Gordon, a Wall Street legend, watching employees buzz past and sometimes calling them in through the always open door.