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  1. 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 other part of the ...

    - Aug 23 2015 - 10:57pm - 7 comments

  2. 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 Bloomberg's product is ...

    - Aug 28 2015 - 5:15pm - 8 comments

  3. 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 event driven fund. ...

    - Aug 28 2015 - 12:00pm - 8 comments

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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 open so as to brief ...

    - Jun 12 2015 - 3:21am - 16 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 ...

    - Jun 10 2015 - 12:53pm - 133 comments

  9. 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 like something people ...

    - Jun 8 2015 - 2:21pm - 16 comments

  10. 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 interns. I'm ...

    - Jul 19 2015 - 11:57am - 8 comments

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