I just started working yesterday at my internship at a really small boutique that offers research and banking ( if any banking deals actually come to them). So I primarily do equity research, and also get a chance to do an IPO this summer. Because this firm is so small, chinese wall rules do not apply.
A lot of strange things are happening though.
Office politics and technical problems on day one. OK maybe it was just a bad day.
I work mostly with the research analyst except he always shows up late, and the rest of the firm complains. Maybe he just likes to work at home though.
He was blocked over the phone so he couldn't ask questions during an earnings call. Maybe because this is such a small company.