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A job application from a Wall Street wannabe has created a sensation - but probably not in the way Yale student and investment adviser Aleksey Vayner had hoped.

A video in which he swatted tennis balls at high speed, lifted weights and smashed bricks with a karate chop has become a hit among the investment bankers he tried a little too hard to impress.

This self-made superman's job application to UBS, which appears to be genuine, linked to his video and website. It boasted his sporting, charity and academic achievements. His CV also mentioned that he operates an investment advice company, is a rumba dancer, skier and a part-time model. The application spread from bank to bank, as did Vayner's video, which quickly made its way to online video portal YouTube. Since gaining notoriety, Vayner's personal website has been taken down and YouTube has removed the clip from its service. All is not lost, however, for those who want to see the man who almost halted trading with his over-achieving antics. The video is (at  he time of press) still available at the Wall $treet Folly blog, http://wallstfolly.typepad.com/wallstfolly/2006/10/> alexey_vayner_n.html)

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Global economies - Column

A job application from a Wall Street wannabe has created a sensation - but probably not in the way Yale student and investment adviser Aleksey Vayner had hoped.

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