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  1. So, I've failed, so far...

          Hey guys, So I've been trying to get into finance/investment banking/ equity research for quite some time. I have an undergrad in econ and a master of accountancy from a CSU that isn't too high on anyone's radar. I thin ...

    40 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 26 2016 - 4:00am -

  2. Non-Target, 3.0 < GPA, non-finance major, to ER

          Background: I went to a non-target, had a 2.7 GPA, and didn't study finance in college. Ended up landing a job in ER. I apologize in advance that I have failed to contribute as much as I should to these forums. WSO was one of the ...

    21 comments - 10 silver bananas - May 6 2016 - 10:14am -

  3. What to do when the HR ignores you?

          Hi wise people here on WSO, Hope all is well? I am really frustrated with my current situation here and don't really know what to do next. So I networked very hard to get a first-round interview opportunity with a BB and passed t ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 16 2016 - 11:16am -

  4. Excel Modeling Test for Interview

          So, I just had a second round interview for a research associate role and then was given a modeling test. I was told to fix three errors in the forecasting period of the IS. At first glance I see four errors in the forecasting periods ...

    24 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 2 2016 - 1:06pm -

  5. "CFA I Anticipated 2016" Put that on the Resume, Cover Letter, or Neither?

          So I've nearly finished tightening up the resume, and though I have a post in the resume forum as well (would naturally love watching people tear it to shreds for my benefit), I have a question that I want to ask specifically to ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 16 2016 - 6:14pm -

  6. The long road to ER from a non-target

          I have been browsing this forum for almost two years now since the beginning of my senior year and thought I would share my story on breaking into ER. I was never a great student and actually barely graduated high school while focusin ...

    7 comments - 10 silver bananas - May 3 2016 - 4:15pm -

  7. Equity Research Bonuses- 2015

          I've seen these start to pop up for IBD, S&T and others but nothing specifically for ER yet. I found these threads very helpful in the past and think it will be good to see how total comp stacks up this year with the base inc ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 4 2016 - 8:00am -

  8. 29 year old in Operations trying to break into Finance. Help

          Hi, I'm 29 years old working at a tier 1 in New York in Operations. I'm seeking advice on how I should try to transition into working into the Finance department or financial department in another firm. I have a BS in Financ ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 23 2016 - 11:41pm -

  9. why so little macro on the due diligence for equity research?

          the title is pretty straightforward. I am wondering why such little attention is devoted to the classic "bigger picture", aka macroeconomics on a regional / zone / global scale as opposed to the in depth diligence on all the ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 8 2016 - 11:40am -

  10. People keep resigning?

          I've been working at a bank with a strong equity research platform (used to be strong) for almost a year now, but during my time here, many of the analysts resigned and moved onto other banks or industries. What I found really su ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 12 2015 - 9:30pm -

  11. Know I'm about to get fired.. help pls

          Posting from a new account for anonymity.. I'm a year and a half out of college at a mid-sized firm in equity research and I've found out through very reliable (confidential) sources that I'm about to get the ax in the ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 6 2016 - 1:45am -

  12. On the Job With Simple As… My Research Process

    When I did my AMA thread a while back I promised at least one person that I would share my general research process. So here you go... Every analyst has his/her own way of conducting due diligence. There certainly is no one correct way to come to an inves ...

    137 comments - 146 silver bananas - Jun 10 2015 - 12:53pm -

  13. Here is How Equity Research Works- 4 Steps

          I was motivated to make this thread after reading a lot of the other threads in this forum, about why certain top analysts are still on the sell-side. It appears that almost everyone who doesn't work on the buy-side or sell-side, ...

    103 comments - 56 silver bananas - Apr 21 2016 - 4:36am -

  14. Equity Research Bonuses- 2014

          These types of data gathering threads are pretty helpful to everyone involved. Just wanted to get a sense of how bonuses and comp is panning out this year. Good format would be- BANK (BB /MM) / POSITION (Years experience) / BASE / BON ...

    68 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 10 2015 - 8:32pm -

  15. What can I do to prepare for a career in Equity Research?

          I am an undergraduate Finance student who will graduate in May 2017 at a non-target school (University of Utah) with few ER analyst alumni outside of Goldman(where I do not want to work). I am looking to go into equity research and wa ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 8 2015 - 6:32pm -

  16. Low pedigree, non-linear career path, will I get overlooked?

          I'm in my mid-30s with a non-linear career path and lack pedigree. At 18, I made the uninformed choice to attend a state university close to home having not yet realized my passions. Following graduation, I was a loan officer, an ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 29 2016 - 2:46am -

  17. Who are all the "dumb" investors/analysts?

          Being in B School I get to hear from lots of successful investors, guest speakers, and current/former professionals teaching classes. There is a common refrain that gets repeated in different formats by lots of people. Its often talki ...

    29 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 3 2015 - 12:02pm -

  18. When Does Equity Research Become A Sales Job?

          I'm sure it's different at different firms. But let's say you start directly out of undergrad, how long does it usually take before your job becomes more about bringing in/retaining clients than researching companies? I ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 21 2016 - 10:00pm -

  19. New Credit Suisse CEO effects on equity research? (and IB as a whole)

          Hi guys, As many of you may know, Credit Suisse 's CEO Brady Dougan is being replaced by Tidjane Thiam in June, and many analysts are speculating that Thiam will downsize the securities and investment banking arms by as much as 3 ...

    31 comments - 2 silver bananas - Mar 11 2015 - 7:00pm -

  20. Recruiters in SF

          Hello, I am in the process of looking for new jobs in ER and AM, and am trying to find recruiters to talk to. Does anyone know of good recruiters in there SF Bay Area to contact? Thanks! SF Recruiters Equity Research asset management ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 19 2016 - 3:38pm -

  21. AMA: Investment Manager at Emerging Market

         - 10 years of experience in finance- 5+ years of experience in investment banking and private equity services- non-target education for both undergraduate and graduate in US- getting a job as an international student experience in US ( ...

    55 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jan 11 2015 - 11:00am -

  22. Wolfe Research- Thoughts?

          Equity Research ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 4 2016 - 6:18am -

  23. AMA- I'm an Equity Analyst/PM at an Asset Manager

          Mod Note (Andy): this ama is now closed, thanks again to N164 for answering all the q's! I've been in the Asset Management field for 15+ years, started as an i-banker out of undergrad, moved to AM after b-school when the hou ...

    102 comments - 5 silver bananas - Nov 19 2014 - 12:34pm -

  24. Order of Positions on ER?

          What is the order of ER levels? I understand there are Associate, Junior, and Senior analysts, but I am confused whether Associate comes before Junior, or vice-versa. If I've just completed my undergrad, would I be seeking an Ass ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 22 2015 - 3:38pm -

  25. CFA Materials: Schweser vs Bloomberg

          Hello all, This week I registered for CFA Level 1. I registered for the June 2016 exam. I am wondering if anyone has used the Bloomberg study materials for the CFA. I know Schweser is the go to for most people but it looks like Bloomb ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 28 2015 - 5:15pm -

  26. MBA for breaking into Equity Research?

          I was admitted to NYU Stern's full-time MBA program for the fall and am excited about the prospect of business school, but also nervous about making the leap and whether the ROI as a career switcher will work out. I'm a care ...

    23 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 3 2015 - 10:40am -

  27. Prestige or job responsibilities?

          I'm currently starting my fourth year in ER at a bank (non BB) covering non-bank financials (think insurance, credit card cos, etc.). Currently a senior associate (the ranking system at my firm goes, Associate->Senior Associat ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 26 2016 - 11:03am -

  28. AMA: I am an Equity Research Associate

    Bio: tl;dr version: non-target, non-major, also had a sub average GPA in undergrad but compensated with a higher grad GPA and work experience. I went to a non-target, east coast, liberal arts college and graduated with a biology major. Originally, I inten ...

    79 comments - 4 silver bananas - Aug 6 2014 - 8:49am -

  29. Experienced IB Associate Looking to Break Into Buy-Side ER/CR

          Hey all, In the coming months, I will be actively pursuing a position in either equity research or credit research. I have been a frequent reader and poster on this forum and would like some feedback from individuals on the plan I hav ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 25 2016 - 7:04pm -

  30. Anybody willing to help?

          Hi Monkeys, Need some help. Currently doing a project for my school and would like to have a equity research report for Darden Restaurants, ticker DRI. If anybody can help please let me know. Thanks in advance, Equity Research ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 21 2016 - 6:35pm -

  31. The HF Pitch: condensing HF case/pitch into key points

          WSO'ers, wanted to take some time out to help prospective IBD / ER candidates with a crucial part of the HF interview process. The Pitch. A lot of stress, pain, and angst goes into successfully (or unsuccessfully) navigating the ...

    6 comments - 8 silver bananas - Nov 9 2015 - 9:56am -

  32. Launched an Equity Research Training Program- Need your feedback/advice

          I recently launched an equity research training program for students and professionals. (http://quadrantskewcapital.com/equity-research-pro...). You've probably seen it posted on WSO. The program is designed to develop financial ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 2 2015 - 1:48pm -

  33. Interview with a Senior Institutional Research Associate- (Part 1/2)

    The following is an interview I did with a Senior Institutional Research Associate, enjoy monkeys! Are you a professional and want to do an interview? Email me at [email protected] What is your job title? Senior Institutional Research Associate Wha ...

    13 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 9 2016 - 3:24am -

  34. AMA... 3rd year ER analyst

          I have been an ER analyst at a BB for the last 3 years... I am now moving to the buy side, starting in 2 weeks' time. I have always found these threads useful so thought would create one myself in case anyone wants to ask about s ...

    93 comments - 16 silver bananas - Jul 13 2014 - 8:00am -

  35. Working hours for covering European equities in London

          I wanted to see if anyone had any input on this: I'm interviewing soon for an ER position that is meant to cover European equities from London. I've heard that generally the ER people try to get in a bit before the markets o ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 12 2015 - 3:21am -

  36. BB Equity Research VP or B-School to pursue M&A Associate Role?

          Dear WSO, I need some advice as I've been pondering and losing sleep day and night on this topic. I'm 30, in ER in a MM for 4.5 years prior to which I was an auditor for 2 years (gained amazing accounting skills, work bored ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 18 2015 - 3:27pm -

  37. DCFs vs Multiples

          I've written an article about this here: http://www.treetis.com/blog/2015/6/8/valuation-why... I've had this discussion many times on these forums. I think there is too much importance placed on DCFs- maybe because it seems ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 8 2015 - 2:21pm -

  38. Investment Banking to Equity Research

          Has anyone on here made the move from investment banking to equity research, specifically within BB? Why did you make the move and was it the right move? What was the process like? Equity Research ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 8 2015 - 11:44pm -

  39. MSF schools

          Hi, I've graduated with a bachelor's degree from a non- target finance program; after working for a few years in different finance jobs, I've decided to get a MSF and re-brand myself. I have a 3.1 GPA with average gmat ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 16 2016 - 11:12am -

  40. How many hours / week are research associates working now?

    Just want to get a sense of how much work current equity research associates are putting in every week? I assume its still an average of 60 and limited weekends during non-earnings and ramps to 80+ and weekends during earnings? Some of the smaller banks a ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 7 2015 - 3:34am -

  41. More Than One Way to Skin a Cat?

          No, this is not a topic on various sadistic inclinations that some fellow finance professionals might have. I simply wanted to learn what is your "favorite" piece of analysis when looking at a company's equity (or any o ...

    7 comments - 1 silver bananas - Aug 23 2015 - 10:57pm -

  42. Obvious Investment Opportunities Like Thrift/Community Banks?

          Hi everyone, Since working for this small-cap equity research shop, I've been fascinated with thrift/community banks, particularly ones that have gone through conversions. The value proposition behind them seems so obvious (many ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 23 2015 - 4:34pm -

  43. Picking a Summer Sector

          I have seen a few posts searching back a few years, but wanted to see if there were any updated opinions on this... Does anyone have any recommendations when it comes to picking/ ranking a sector for a summer internship? Should you pi ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 25 2016 - 3:08am -

  44. Signing up for the CFA, should I use Schweser or AnalystNotes?

          Hey guys, I'm trying to get into equity research and heard from an exec that one of the best ways to do this is to take and pass the CFA tests. I'm about to sign up for the CFA level 1 and I would like to buy some study mate ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 6 2015 - 5:35pm -

  45. Sterne Agee/CRT Shutting Down Capital Markets Division- Research/Sales/IB Impacted

    http://www.wsj.com/articles/aquiline-capital-partn... Was trying to reach out to a contact of mine at the firm when their auto-reply email said they were shutting down. The link above says the capital markets division (research, sales & trading, and i ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 20 2016 - 4:08pm -

  46. What to do before diving in Full-Time

          Hey Monkeys, I'm getting ready to graduate in May and I am starting full-time within the Equity Research division. I wanted to know from you all, if there are training tools that you guys thought may have been helpful in preparat ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 28 2015 - 8:08pm -

  47. BB ER vs small HF

          Hi guys, I've got an offer from a US$300-400m HF after spending 4 yrs in BB sellside research. They can match my pay. What's the general pros and cons working for a small HF? My long-term goal is to eventually become a PM (e ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 16 2016 - 5:29am -

  48. AMA: Back Office to BB ER

          I got a lot out of WSO on my path to equity research and am finally getting around to returning the favor. Background-wise, I went to a "semi-target" if you want to call it that, and had a good time (GPA was 3.4ish). Few int ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 17 2015 - 6:52pm -

  49. I'm a First Year Equity Research Associate, Ask Me Anything

    Mod Note (Andy): Happy to introduce another new blogger: "User X". He'll be blogging Sundays at 8pm ET. Hey everyone, looking forward to bringing some more interesting discussion threads to the site. Quick background:- Engineering degree + ...

    29 comments - 2 silver bananas - Oct 18 2013 - 12:44am -

  50. CFA and Exit Opps for Long Only

          I am starting at a 200B+ AUM long only firm as a buy side equity research analyst out of undergrad. Should I be looking into a CFA or focusing more on recruiting? I'm thinking about possibly joining a L/S (due to background) or e ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 28 2015 - 12:00pm -

  51. Equity research reports- BB technology TMT industry reports

          msg me if you would like copies- comprehensive industry reports- full length Equity Research reports share technology sales trading ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 12 2015 - 10:28pm -

  52. Research Internship Advice

          I received a general Research offer a few weeks ago (will figure out if it is for equity or credit when the internship begins along with the sector...), but I was wondering of some of the responsibilities of interns in Research. I ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 10 2016 - 11:12pm -

  53. Summers / First Years, how do you spend your time?

          For all current summer interns or junior associates, I am curious to know a rough breakout of your typical day. I have seen some "day in the life" posts from higher up analysts, but nothing for junior associates or summer in ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 19 2015 - 11:57am -

  54. Question about boutique IBs and ER

          Equity Research ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 25 2015 - 1:12am -

  55. Initiating Report Case Study: Fossil

    This is an example of how a buy-side analyst would start coverage on a new name and what an initiating memo might look like. I chose Fossil as part of an investment group with some help from BlackHat and this is the final product. Keep in mind this is not ...

    85 comments - 12 silver bananas - Dec 3 2012 - 8:05am -

  56. Getting in to ER, harder/easier than getting into any other product group?

    I know I want to end up in IB without a single doubt. As of late, I've been liking the idea of ER more than M&A. I had my mind set on M&A, but I feel like I want that work/life balance that you just won't get with M&A. There seems to ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 9 2015 - 2:13pm -

  57. Idea Generation vs Coverage Universe Research

          Hi, I'm currently a senior in college and had some questions about Asset Management. It seems that many buy-side equity research roles are similar to the sell-side in that you continue to cover a universe of stocks in your indust ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 5 2015 - 6:15pm -

  58. Technology industry primer-> SB!

          Hi there, would someone of you be willing to pull me a recent technology industry primer / research report which includes all the big names in tech in the US? Basically a report that covers what is going on in tech right now / and the ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 11 2015 - 5:13pm -

  59. Equity Research Interview questions

          Hi, On short notice I have an interview with an analyst and an associate on thursday for an associate position. Can anyone give me a heads up on what will likely be asked? Will this be a fit interview or more technical based questions ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 27 2015 - 12:04pm -

  60. How to get my foot in the door

          Unfortunately It took me years to find out what i wanted to do with my career, but now that i know i worry it's too late to find a way to break into the industry. I'm 25 years old and just finishing my MBA. I currently am cl ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 18 2015 - 9:22am -

  61. Fidelity ER First Round Interview

          Junior from a non-target school and I'm having a phone interview with Fidelity ER SA next Monday. Does anyone have any advice? How's that different from a sell side ER interview? Any advice for the stock pitch? Thanks! Equit ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 5 2015 - 4:05pm -

  62. job advice given the shifting future of the AM industry

          I am now a SS equity research analyst completing my 2nd year stint in a regional place in Europe. Time to go to the buyside- for some personal reasons I had to postpone the decision- for which I have some opportunities- always in fund ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 17 2016 - 4:39pm -

  63. Need Equity Research Report Sample

          Hey all, I was talking to a equity researcher sell side(C.L King and Associate). He suggested that the best way to impress ER analyst is to build a pitchbook/ Equity research report and present it along with cover letter. I would appr ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 2 2016 - 1:07pm -

  64. Earnings call questions

          Been listening to quite a few earnings calls as of late, is there a requirement for analysts to ask questions? Equity Research ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 20 2015 - 3:11pm -

  65. Equity Research to Corp Dev- Is it possible to make this switch?

          After working as an equity research associate for a couple of years, is it possible to exit into a corp development role at one of the companies in your coverage universe? Is it a viable exit strategy for someone in ER? exit opportuni ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 1 2015 - 11:24pm -

  66. Compensation range for ER?

          I've worked in ER at a MM bank for ~2 years and I was wondering what "average" compensation would be at a BB or another bank. I'm currently making ~$75K in salary. Is that comparable to other firms and what's ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 3 2015 - 1:57pm -

  67. Setting up my own portfolio to help get into ER

    I've heard from both people who've gone into ER as well as recruiters that for anyone wishing to work in this field it is very important to have your own stock portfolio that you can talk about. What I was wondering was what might be the best wa ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 1 2015 - 5:49pm -

  68. Equity Research Q&A with bearing

    Andy note: BIG thanks to bearing for doing the interview with me. bearing is a 3rd year equity research associate and long-time member of WSO. He's been a very helpful member in the forums and was nice enough to answer some questions for those intere ...

    34 comments - 5 silver bananas - Sep 6 2012 - 7:38pm -

  69. Q&A with Flake, “Don’t waste your time and energy in a back office role.”

    How do I even begin to introduce Flake? More than anything else, Flake is really here for our enjoyment. Sure, maybe Flake is not as helpful as the legendary CompBanker, but that does not mean he is undeserving a Q&A. Within our interview, there are s ...

    64 comments - 6 silver bananas - Apr 18 2012 - 8:27am -

  70. Boutique IB vs. BB ER

          What summer internship would set me up better for FT BB IB recruiting? Investment Banking Equity Research 2015 FT Recruiting ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 18 2015 - 6:07pm -

  71. ER Second Round

          Hello, I have done the first couple of screenings for an Associate position and gone through the modeling test. I'm scheduled to speak to a senior member of the firm, not on the coverage team. Any idea of what the questions might ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 15 2014 - 5:01pm -

  72. Open for Questions- Equities in Dallas

    Mod note: Click here to see all of our q&a's and interviews I figured I would start a thread where I just told my life story in finance and prospective monkeys and other curious lurkers could ask me questions involving my diverse experiences. May ...

    45 comments - 7 silver bananas - Jun 19 2013 - 6:45am -

  73. Factset- Consultant position

          What's the deal with working at Factset? I understand that the "consultant" position is a glorified customer support role, but it seems to me like there could be a genuine exit op. logically speaking you obviously learn ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 20 2016 - 9:15pm -

  74. ER Associate- Modeling Assignment Samples

          Hey everyone. I'm in the early stages of interviewing for ER Associate position. I was told that later in the process, I will be given a modeling assignment. Since my modeling experience is very limited, I want to start practicin ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 14 2016 - 2:30pm -

  75. Retail Models

    Hi guys, I've seen people ask about models pretty frequently in this forum and thought I'd help out. I have some models that I've built on my site that you can grab at www.treetis.com. Right now I only have a BBBY model on there, and I' ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 18 2015 - 11:35am -

  76. The Weekly Pitch: CCC, An Environmental Growth Stock

    Greetings. I will be starting a new blog on WSO where I will focus on putting together quality equity research pieces. My goal is to get practice at writing ER and to hopefully generate some investing discussion on the boards in the process. I'll be ...

    14 comments - 4 silver bananas - Jul 2 2013 - 6:57pm -

  77. Exit Opp Recruiting While in Equity Research

          Hi guys, So I'll be joining a BB ER firm after I graduate and my goal is to eventually jump to a hedge fund. I know that ER folks tend to get recruited by the clients they work with so there isn't an immediate rush to recrui ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 6 2016 - 11:15am -

  78. Interview with an Equity Research Associate (Part 1/2)

    The following is an interview with Equity Research Associate IntoTheRain (he is also available to answer your questions) Are you a professional and want to do an interview? View our interview template here and then email me your responses to [email protected] ...

    17 comments - 3 silver bananas - Mar 5 2013 - 10:00pm -

  79. Commuting and ER

          I've seen a few posts regarding how commuting isn't possible for IB analysts. How do people in ER feel about living in one of the outer boroughs and traveling to Manhattan? I'm wondering if living in a Staten Island and ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 28 2015 - 11:46pm -

  80. How much does size of coverage universe and size of team matter?

          I'll be an SA at a BB this coming summer and have to pref different industry teams to determine where I'll be placed. One industry that I really want to cover only has a 2 person team, and covers between 22 and 25 stocks. Is ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 26 2015 - 12:31pm -

  81. How good is Guggenheim Equity Research

          I couldn't find much info about the firm on this site. How's Guggenheim ranked among MM banks? How's the research team ranked on the street? All I heard was they've been expanding and have a solid IB/AM business. E ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 24 2015 - 1:10pm -

  82. Krawcheck: Sell Side ER Best Job Out of College

    Many people wonder what is the best Wall Street job right out of college and there's no simple answer to this question. But former Merrill Lynch president Sallie Krawcheck took a swing at it a few days ago on LinkedIn and she raises a lot of good poi ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 29 2013 - 7:09am -

  83. That Awful Moment When You Realize...

          You'll be facetiming it up from 2pm-8pm. What do y'all do to combat the agony of facetime and make yourself look productive? Equity Research facetime ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 12 2015 - 5:35pm -

  84. financial modeling project

          I have a relatively small project that I need some help with and I was hoping regulars here could recommend a way to find an analyst (be they unemployed or just looking to make a couple extra bucks) to help me out, but not sure where ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 16 2015 - 5:22pm -

  85. Considering IB to ER switch, need advice

          I'm a first-year IB analyst at a top BB (GS / MS / JPM) and have been here for only a few months. I am thinking about trying to make the switch to ER after a few more months, mainly because I just hate the banking hours and all o ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 27 2015 - 11:38pm -

  86. Associate, Switching Analyst

          Hi: I have been working as an ER Associate for about one year now. I hate to say it, but I really don't enjoy working with my analyst who has made my life miserable for the past 12 months. There are quite a few other ER Associate ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 10 2015 - 10:54pm -

  87. Most Natural BB Equity Research Exit Opps

          I know there have beens some threads on this in the past, but I wanted to bring up a more up-to-date discussion on what the most common and natural exit opportunities for a BB ER analyst are. Any input would be greatly appreciated, es ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 14 2015 - 1:39am -

  88. Interview Help: Equity Research Report

          Hey Guys, Freshman here. Can someone help me with Equity Research reports (research reports, industry data etc.) for Apple? I have to prepare a detailed model on Apple for an ib interview and I would just like to read the reports that ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 18 2016 - 6:55pm -

  89. Why is ER starting salary less than Private Banking, although it seems that ER gives better Exit Opps?

          Hi guys, Two of my friends accepted SA positions with Fidelity ER and JP Morgan PB, therefore they know now that they starting analyst salary would be 38.5k pounds for Fidelity and 50k for JP (the salary just got increased from 45k to ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 31 2015 - 11:05am -

  90. Equity Research: Tips For a New Hire- What makes a great associate?

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