Based out of India, working for GCC of a global investment bank supporting onshore analyst with equity research.
Apart from the earnings season, I have absolutely nothing to do. I am bored, and have no idea what I am supposed to be doing for the rest of the year. (I know the regular stuff: read published reports etc., I am doing so. But without anything actionable and return to office mandated, I just don't know what to do with 9 hours). Experienced ER folks in India, what do you do at work apart from "socializing"?
Profile context: had worked in third-party research firms for around 5 years supporting buy-side clients. This is my first year in sell-side equity research.


Ah, the classic case of the post-earnings season blues! It's not uncommon to feel a bit adrift after the hustle and bustle of earnings season. But fear not, there's plenty to keep you engaged and productive.

  1. Deep Dive into Companies: Now is the perfect time to really get to know the companies you cover. Go beyond the financials and understand their business models, competitive landscape, and industry trends. This will not only enhance your research but also make you a more valuable resource to your clients.

  2. Improve Your Models: Use this downtime to refine your financial models. Look for ways to make them more accurate, efficient, or user-friendly. This could involve learning new Excel tricks, incorporating new data sources, or simply cleaning up your spreadsheets.

  3. Engage with Your Network: Reach out to your contacts at the companies you cover, as well as your buy-side clients. These conversations can provide valuable insights and help strengthen these important relationships.

  4. Learn Something New: Consider expanding your knowledge base. This could involve learning about a new sector, brushing up on your technical skills, or even reading up on broader economic or financial topics.

  5. Plan Ahead: Start preparing for the next earnings season. This could involve updating your models with recent data, brainstorming questions for management, or outlining your next round of reports.

Remember, every moment you spend now is an investment in your future performance. So, use this time wisely!

Sources: What would you like to know about Equity Sales / Research?, Breaking into buy-side equity research - my experience, Choosing Between Buy Side vs Sell Side in Equity Research?

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