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  1. 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 talking disparagingly ...

    - Apr 3 2015 - 12:02pm - 29 comments

  2. 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 3,000 positions in ...

    - Mar 11 2015 - 7:00pm - 29 comments

  3. 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 career switcher looking ...

    - May 3 2015 - 10:40am - 20 comments

  4. 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 / BONUS / LOCATION (ex: ...

    - Feb 10 2015 - 8:32pm - 57 comments

  5. 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 internships under my ...

    - May 17 2015 - 6:52pm - 12 comments

  6. 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 ...

    - Mar 7 2015 - 3:34am - 14 comments

  7. 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 (i.e. CPT, OPT, H1B)- ...

    - Jan 11 2015 - 11:00am - 54 comments

  8. 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 ...

    - Nov 27 2014 - 2:54pm - 133 comments

  9. 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 hours got to me (both at ...

    - Nov 19 2014 - 12:34pm - 102 comments

  10. 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 that a warning sign? ...

    - Apr 26 2015 - 12:31pm - 7 comments

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