Where can I find some of the best discussions on equity research?
Click here for our Equity Research forums. It is where we discuss the industry as well as different firms and groups.
These are a collection of some of the best discussions created for and replied to by members of the WSO community on the topic of [email protected] the request.. Keep in mind this is by no means a comprehensive list and reading old and current posts will help you learn more about the industry. If you think we missed one that should be included here, please e-mail
Q&A & Interview posts withprofessionals:
- Equity Research Q&A with Flake
- Non-BB Equity Research Q&A with First Year Analyst
- Unbelievable! Detailed WSO Success Story: How I Broke into Equity Research
- Equity Research Q&A with bearing
- Interview with a Senior Institutional Research Associate (Part 1/2),
- Equity Research Associate Canadian Big 5 Bank Q&A
First yearresearcher who moved from a back/middle-office role fields questions related to entry-level topics.
A complementary view to the above Q&A, with a non-bulge bracket equity researcher providing a day in the life and other insight into working at a smaller shop.
An inspirational recap of one WSO monkey's journey to the elusive offer, including background, resume advice, and specific tips to improve your own chances.
A 3rd year associate provides his tips for college students and young professionals looking to work in ER, as well as information on graduate school and exit opportunities.
A Senior Institutional Research Associate describes his non-traditional path and provides insights on his career and general advice for students.
An ER Associate at a Big 5 Canadian Bank offers his insights on his background, how he broke in, and advice for undergraduates.
See the full list of Q&A's & Interviews here: here.
Is Equity Research Right for Me?
-Equity Research Fit: A new user asks about moving to equity research straight out of undergrad and receives good advice on the equity research industry and what traits make a good research associate
-Research Respect: WSO users discuss why research gets so little respect on Wall Street and give a glimpse into the good and bad of equity research
Getting A Job
-Certifications: This discussion focuses on the Series 7, Series 66, and other regulatory exams and why you shouldn't get them while in school. And here is another great discussion on the Series 86 and Series 87 exams
CFA Level I: A taking the CFA to break into the industrystudent with a deferred job offer asks about
-Best MBA Programs: WSO users discuss the best MBA programs for equity research
-Interviews: This thread spotlights interviews at equity research firms and how they vary greatly based on the firm and analyst
-Recruiting / Firm Testing: A new user going through the written test phase of recruiting gets advice on what the test might cover for a prospective equity research associate
Life in Equity Research
-Compensation: WSO users share information onequity research compensation and career path, as well as a number of other topics
-Compensation (Experienced): This discussion centers on the expected compensation for an experienced, first year equity research associate as well as ways to move to different divisions at a bulge bracket bank
-Equity Research the realities of a career in equity research: WSO users create a list of about
-Life in Equity Research: life in equity researchThe_Inscrutable_Chicken takes a number of questions and gives insight into
-Life in Equity Research: A former hedge fund portfolio manager, partner, and strategist who is currently a strategist at a sell-side research firm answers questions regarding the career paths and life in equity research, as well as his take on the sell-side vs. the buy-side
-Future of Equity Research: WSO users discuss the future of equity research and the job market for recent graduates
Equity Research Firms
-Bulge Bracket vs. Boutique: A discussion on the top equity research firms turns into a discussion on bulge bracket vs. boutique equity research firms