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  1. 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 - 30 comments

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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 ...

    - Mar 9 2015 - 2:13pm - 12 comments

  6. CFA prep: curriculum or kaplan?

    as many equity researchers wannabes, I am beginning to study for becoming CFA as a way to enhance my chances to get called for interviews. but, I was wondering, where should i study? Kaplan or the official curriculum? fact is the curriculum is awfully ...

    - Mar 12 2015 - 6:37am - 6 comments

  7. 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 future and includes ...

    - Mar 11 2015 - 5:13pm - 6 comments

  8. Do Recruiters Factor in Your Major When Looking at Your GPA?

    This past fall, I had a hard time getting any FO BB SA interviews and I'm wondering how much my GPA played a factor in that. Do recruiters consider your major when looking at your GPA? ...

    - Mar 19 2015 - 2:37pm - 5 comments

  9. why people do ER

    If most of the associates never become analysts and break into buyside, why even some top school (columbia, Harvard) MBA choose to work in ER? Equity Research ...

    - Mar 25 2015 - 12:40am - 3 comments

  10. 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 ...

    - Mar 1 2015 - 5:49pm - 7 comments

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