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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 - 29 comments

  2. Sell Side Equity Research---> HF?

    I plan to go into sell side ER after I receive my MBA. I've also passed CFA L1 and L2 and I'm hoping to pass L3 very soon. After a couple years in ER, I want to transition to the buy side, specifically a L/S hedge fund job. If you worked as an ...

    - Jun 6 2015 - 11:20am - 7 comments

  3. 5 things to think about during an ER interview to make it sound like you know what you are talking about

    I noticed there wasn't a lot of interview advice particularly geared towards ER so I'm just writing down a few things to say during an interview that will definitely make you stand out. 1) If you get the question who is the most important client ...

    - Apr 27 2014 - 5:00pm - 20 comments

  4. 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

  5. best way to get to l/s hfs from where I am

    hello everyone! I come here looking to understand if i'll ever break into l/s HFs and/or eventually top tier AM. my background is as follows:-EU based: non target undergrad, msc in finance from tier 1.5 institutions (think HEC/Bocconi) with top marks ...

    - Jun 17 2015 - 6:40pm - 3 comments

  6. 35k Base in NYC?

    I found a post for a "Junior Equity Research Analyst" on my school's career website from Odeon Capital. The base salary is 35k. I can understand if a small firm is strapped for cash, but I am still a bit suspicious as to why they are paying ...

    - Sep 28 2013 - 3:17am - 59 comments

  7. Undergrad Finance or Econ Degree with end goal of buy-side

    Right now I am going into my sophomore year at a non-target for IB in NYC, semi-target for IB in Chicago. I know the whole Econ vs Finance degree has been done to death for IB, but I want to go into sell-side equity research, AM, or if I'm good/lucky ...

    - Mar 12 2015 - 5:52pm - 4 comments

  8. Why Are These Guys Still Doing ER?

    Pretty much every guy on that list has a strong track record over multiple years. I would imagine they get offers from HF 's all the time to run money and with the current environment at investment banks, I doubt they are able to match what the HF & ...

    - Dec 30 2012 - 8:33am - 94 comments

  9. Summer internship in credit to ER (full time), is this possible?

    Hi all! I'm currently a rising senior at a Canadian undergrad B-school looking to recruit for ER (full time). This summer I'm interning at a multinational insurance company as a part of their GA investing team covering fixed income (mostly just ...

    - Jul 14 2015 - 1:35pm - 2 comments

  10. Can you apply to IBD, ER, etc. for one company?

    I've tried to search this with no avail.. Basically I'm wanting to know through everyone's experience if you can apply to different internships within one company. So for example, could I apply to investment banking, equity research, and ...

    - Jul 31 2014 - 8:57am - 10 comments

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