Hello! There's an old adage that the most valuable asset a financial institution has walks out the door every day. That may seem less true today, as Wall Street firms invest billions into their own tech and startups. But the denizens of Wall Street still have a significant part to play. In dealmaking, star bankers are in high demand. As Alex Morrell reported this week, Bank of America Merrill Lynch has been on an investment-banking hiring blitz, with the bank most recently landing a Lazard veteran who worked on a $100 billion beer merger.