Equity Research Super Day

I have some questions about Equity Research if any of you don't mind answering...

What does your typical day-to-day look like?

What is something you wish you knew before going into your equity research super day?  

What technicals would I specifically need to perfect for an equity research super day?

What do interviewers look for in interviewees coming from non-target schools (I've heard the technical questions they ask are harder than coming from a target school)?

If you only want to answer one question instead of all of them, that's fine too, as any input would be appreciated.

Comments (8)

Dec 13, 2021 - 9:19am
sirving1818, what's your opinion? Comment below:

One of the most important aspects of the interviews, especially superdays is having a stock pitch. Show them that you researched the company A LOT, not just for a couple of hours. Also, try to anticipate some potential questions they will ask following the pitch. Basically all of my mid-round and superday interviews required a stock pitch.

Dec 13, 2021 - 9:27am
sirving1818, what's your opinion? Comment below:

If you have time for that, sure. However, I haven't been asked to present a short pitch. Additionally, the problem with having more than one is that you may spread yourself too thin and not know enough about all three companies. If you have the time and resources to generate 3 in depth pitches (1 being short), then definitely go ahead and do that, but I would say to start by focusing on generating one well thought out pitch.

  • Analyst 1 in ER
Dec 17, 2021 - 10:35pm

I would say try really hard on one single pitch but make sure you have general market knowledge to still be able to answer curveballs i.e. "give me a pitch long and one short but it can't be the one you prepared for". More than anything it is important that you show passion for the industry and that they can see you're on top of the news cycle. 

Feb 1, 2022 - 10:03pm
saca12, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I don't think he expected me to have a full pitch, just know enough about the market to pitch something I didn't like. Little did he know I only prepared a short pitch lol. I think it's just important to prepare for the most likely eventualities so you don't get caught totally flat-footed on a question like this. 

Feb 1, 2022 - 10:12pm
dickthesellsider, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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