Does anyone know if you can find out who the top foreign exchange traders are in London. I saw 'Wall Street' and thought of targeting some the way Bud Fox did Gordon Gecko although Gecko was a wealthy private investor not a market maker. Many of you will remember my previous posts, I have managed over a period of many many hours in front of this computer to compile a list of 80 heads of foreign exchange traders in London, I have 20 more covering letters to do, I have tailored each to the specific firm I am applying to. I am planning on making my follow up call 5 days to a week after they receive my covering letter and resume, is this about right or should it be quicker or longer? Is there any ranking lists for these traders ie who has the greatest profit and loss in foreign exchange or is this just accessible by headhunters? Also I am thinking of staying in spot foreign exchange as you make the most trades there is a lot of pressure, ie it is exciting and very competitive and there is not the Maths that there is in trading. However, how much are the top proprietary spot forex traders pulling in a year, is it anything near what the currency derivatives traders are making? I have read that senior dealers at Royal Bank of Scotland Financial Markets trade between 100-500 million dollars at a time and at Citigroup the world's biggest in forex the senior dealers trade 1 billion dollars! Clearly they must be pulling in enormous bonuses. Any comments on the above will be appreciated, also how long does it take to become a fully fledged trader in foreign exchange, obviously a lot depends on performance, how fast you respond to what you learn while an assistant and junior trader. Thank you for your time reading this and your advice.