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Career Ladder: Equity Research vs. Investment Banking - (A Definitive Guide, Part 3)

NoEquityResearch

Hey everyone...sorry to take so long for part 3 of equity research vs. investment banking. For those who missed the first two parts, see the links below: [Work/Life Balance: Equity Research Vs. Investment Banking - (A Definitive Guide, Part...

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Anyone worried about getting laid off?

SomePleb

Title says it all. Would be interesting to get a poll going including firm size (bb/<abbr title="middle market">mm</abbr>/etc) and sector.

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I'm a Senior Sell-Side Research Associate, AMA

Street Smart

Quick Bio: I'm in sell-side research and have been for 4+ years now covering the same sector. Prior to research I did a few years in a finance-related role that was moderately applicable to my current role. For the people who care, I went to what would be labeled a "non-target"...

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Less ideal job at a higher pay/level?

twopaths

I have been working as a quant research associate in a two year program at a top asset manager after graduating from a target as a physics major. The program ends in a few days and I was offered an associate analyst position either in quant FI research or fundamental equity research. I was set to st...

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BAML Research Analysts?

financeo

Maybe I'm just typing in the wrong google keywords or my eyes are totally missing the link for this...but where can I get a list of all the current research analysts at BAML, their bios, and their industry group? Can't seem to find it. ...

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Why is DCF not used much in Buy Side

bruins11

I have been reading a bit lately that DCF is not used that much on the Buy Side. Why exactly is that? I know one of the points to it is to develop a price target, which I guess is not that much of a concern on Buy Side. Do they use relative analysis more often then? What method do they mostly us...

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Bulge Bracket Research Departments

theBEEGEES

I'm a little confused on how bulge-bracket research departments are organized as it pertains to buy-side vs. sell-side. Obviously BB Banks have their sell-side departments but they also have divisions doing research for their own investments, correct? Is there is a list somewhere that contains the...

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Sell Side ER vs. Buy Side Ops (special circumstances)

beastly214

I'm pretty sure I know the answer already but I'm not familiar with the equity research world so I wanted to get opinions on this. Under the given circumstances, I was wondering which path would be best to ultimately become a buy side analyst. The choices available to me are: Sell Side ER, entry ...

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Internships at Mid Market/Boutique Investment Banks

violenti

Hi everyone , I am fron London, currently completing my LLM/MPhil in Law at Bristol University. I have an option to and an offer to continue with my studies by way of a PhD in Law and Economertics this coming September. I have an Internship at Espirito Santo and having met them 3 times I am really ...

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Breaking In With a CFA

Junk Bond Kingpin

I just finished my freshman year at a total non-target with a 3.7 GPA and hope to transfer into Baruch for the spring semester of next year, which is a CFA partner school (not sure if that really means anything). From what I have been able to gather from my research, it appears that essentially all ...

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Really? No Glencore IPO Thread?

Unforseen

I guess Linked In took the stage today with their ridiculous valuation, but today Glencore started their offerings. http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/05/19/us-glencore-ipo-idUSTRE74I56V20110519 ...

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Latest WSJ Best on the Street Rankings

KarateBoy

I just saw the ranking in print. I'm pretty excited where everything shook out. Top 4 #1 Standard & Poor's (with 10 out of 79) #2 William Blair (with 7 out of 32- highest batting average and top ranked investment bank) #2 Robert W. Baird (with 7 out of 42) #2 Raymond James (with 7 out of 55) h...

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(ER or AM) + CFA can = Portfolio Manager? or no?

Bankerz

Hey guys like my subject said I am new on this and was wondering which way is best to become a PM Asset Management, equity research or something else?? I feel like equity research seems interesting? Also what is the path like and time frame? Thanks all!!!! I appreciate all the help I can get!!!...

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Financial Ratios - Interpretation?

finfinfin

How have the interpretation of the five (5) financial ratio categories have changed from before the financial crisis to now? ...

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SPOTLIGHT: Equity Research Rendezvous Rules and FAQs

WallStreetOasis.com

The goal of Wall Street Oasis’ Equity Research Rendezvous is to give our users the best possible snapshot of life in equity research, from internships and recruiting to compensation and career progression. Working towards that goal, we’ve created a Frequently Asked Questions page for Wall Street...

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Comp among sell-side industry groups

sk8247365

Does associate and analyst comp vary across industry groups? I have heard some stuff about O&G ER having the best comp, but how wide is the range say versus consumables?...

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FactSet Research System Clientele

rosy

Hi Can anyone please tell me who all are the clients of FactSet Research System in India and around the globe. Also, if anyone can tell me the type of questions asked generally in interview in FactSet. Thanks...

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Looking for Research Job in NY

dbianco

I am from Washington state and can't find a good finance job in New York. My end goal is to be an equity trader such as a market maker. I am willing to work any job as long as it will cover the bills and help me get towards my goal. I just graduated college (WSU) with a finance major and economic mi...

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I got a job!

mopman

It took long enough but I got a job as a biotech associate at a reputable firm. So far I love it. I wanted to share my perspectives on the process but the board is dominated by undergrads looking for BB opportunities and people who don't even come close to my sector. If that's not you, send me a ...

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ER Question

golfer23

Just a general question here. I went straight from undergrad to grad school, knowing that I wanted to get into ER and get my CFA. The grad program I chose was a CFA Partner school, but a non-target. Honestly, that's fine by me -- I didn't want to wait for a while before going to get my MBA. I don't...

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Question about hours

advdvnvp

I know ER is not meant to require so many hours as iBanking, but is it unusual for someone to put in a lot more hours than they actually need to? Just curious....

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Multiple jobs - is this a problem?

UFOinsider

I currently work on a sales desk and am thinking about picking up a part time ER position. The two positions concern totally unrelated products/sectors. How likely is it that the firms may not like the fact that I'm working for a competitor? My guess is that it won't be an issue as long as I disc...

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MM Equity Research out of ugrad

nontarget

I'm considering getting into ER after graduation. I have two boutique IB (or will have) internships under my belt along with a 5 month internship in public finance. I go to a nontarget with a 3.4 gpa. I've done a lot of searching on this site, just trying to get some more info. Please feel to corre...

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boutique is bribing ME!?

couchy

So last night I got a weird message on linkedin from a director of who asked me to potentially join his firm. I've never met him, don't know him at all. I just added him because he is an alum at my school. I updated my resume on linkedin last night and so I assumed it showed up on his linkedin new...

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Financial Analyst at oil company to ER??

pacman007

I graduated from a non-target but a regionally relevant school (at least in the Energy business). I graduated with a decent gpa and was on the bottom end of the honors list. I luckily got a job in the Oil Industry at a supermajor oil company as a financial analyst (been working here 4 months now). ...

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AllianceBernstein Buyside Research (Mutual Funds)

ibd28

I have an opportunity to interview with AllianceBernstein for one of their mutual fund teams as a junior buyside research analyst. Does anyone know anything about these guys other than what is readily available? Ie, prestige, career trajectory, et al. Things obviously depend on the group, but how...

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Entry to research at later stage?

SpiderMonkeyOhYes

I never got into a bank, currently 28yo in the UK. Started out in fund research for an institution, and have spent the last five years interviewing and assessing fund managers, analysts and research notes. Currently at £100k total. I am sitting the CFA level 3 this year, got a good BSc and an MSc f...

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Research Associate Phone Interview

MPBYO

What to expect? Yes, I used the search function, but nothing really relevant or up-to-date. PM me if you want, any and all advice is appreciated. Thanks....

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moving to london - ER entry chances

modandm

My story: From NZ started in big4 in risk advisory 2years (was GFC - glad to have a job) Moved to sydney did 8 months retail broking (advisor assistant) and 7 months private equity portfolio analysis (not deal team) - mostly collect update portfolio company data spreadsheets and presentations. No...

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Good Opp/Exit Opps?

rothyman

I have an opportunity to work as a Financial Analyst 1 with Siemens. I'd be working in their at their biggest Energy Plant in the US, mainly doing cost analysis and budgeting on turbines. The job description is as follows: • Reconcile by Profit Centers and Account between 2 SAP instances • Tr...

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Classes + BB SA

starwin

I will be SA at a BB (MS/JPM/Citi) in the Treasury Services Department doing MO/BO at a large regional office. I am a rising senior majoring in Accounting and Economics at a non-target, I would like to take one class called Financial Statement Analysis at night, which is one day a week and starts a...

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Stocks doomed for failure

jarobi04

I am interviewing for an equity analyst position tomorrow, and have been sent a list of questions that will be asked. One of them is the following: Tell me a company that you think is destined for failure and why. Any ideas? The best I can come up with is Radio Shack. I will need rationale to ba...

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Buy-side research OR management consulting?

Xepa

I got into the Consulting workshop and investment management workshop programs at my University. Both of them are very competitive, and I cannot believe I got into both of them! :) Question though! I'm debating whether management consulting or research analyst (buy or sell side) should be my career...

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HK/China Importing US Monetary Policy

wso2010

With HK pegging the HKD (and China with the Yuan) to the USD, many say that they are effectively importing US monetary policy. I understand that as the economy heats up, so should their currency, thus making it more expensive for countries to buy from them, therefore slowing down the economy natural...

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Should I Buy THIS!??!?!?!?!

tradingonwheels

Hi everyone the girl on the write side of my screen says that OBJE is "HOT"ER than her and she's real hot so should I buy it or what???...

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Happy Thoughts: Post-CFA Plans

Suit Up

Hey, What are you other CFA prisoners planning on doing after June 4th? I just finished going through Books 1-3 for the second time, and want to dream big. 1. Drink myself blind. 2. Have hot dates with actual people. 3. Hang out with whatever friends I have left. 4. Attend a wedding. Bust out ...

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Final Interview

golfer23

I have a final round interview coming up with an equity research firm and I really want the job. It's really interesting coverage and seems like a great place to work. Interviewing actually for this round with the same people I had interviewed with before...any ideas of what to expect the second ti...

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When do associates' names get printed in report?

Mei

Hi, I have been an associate for 1.5 years in equity research. I would like to get some advice in 3 areas. Firstly, when do associates' names get printed on reports? Secondly, what are the SEC rules/ US rules about acknowledging persons who have contributed to research reports? Lastly, I am help...

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When do associate analysts get credited in reports?

Mei

Hi, I have been an associate for 1.5 years in equity research. I would like to get some advice in 3 areas. Firstly, when do associates' names get printed on reports? Secondly, what are the SEC rules/ US rules about acknowledging persons who have contributed to research reports? Lastly, I am ...

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Economics Research vs Emerging Mkts Research vs Equity Research

PIGS

Hi all, for someone who has been in academia for some time, I am exploring the realm of research to see if its for me. Could someone give me some +ve and -ves working in Economics Research vs Emerging Mkts Research vs Equity Research. Does it only depend on which interests you? From what I know ...

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EQ/IB pharma background - Graduating in 2013

sha.pat12

I'm currently a second year pharmacy student, graduating in 2013, and I am very interested in having a career start as an equity researcher and after getting my MBA, moving onto IB. I've interned at UBS PWM this semester, but have had no luck getting a summer internship in either IB or research in t...

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Fresh from school

halftime123

Hi everyone, I've been following the forums for a while since I've been in school. Now that I've graduated, Ive got a question about a job in equity research. What is it like working in a private bank doing ER? How different is it from ER in a BB? Would it be a good starting point for a career as ...

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global bond funds

redng

Under initial screening through morningstar category world bond, I came up with possible choices. Putnam's Global Income Trust (PGGIX), DWS Global Bond Fund (SZGAX), MFS Global Bond Fund (MGBAX), and Dreyfus International Bond Fund (DIBAX). My question is how am I supposed to find the differences ...

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First people in the office

mopman

Are ER analysts and associates always the firsts ones in the office every morning? If so, what time? It seems that they have to prep before briefing traders and obviously that has to be done well before market hours...

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About Modeling Skill

Docle.G

As an associate, what kind of modeling skills is required? VBA, Crystal ball, C++ or just Excel is fine. Also what kind of modeling? FCF, Pro Forma, Stimulating analysis? Is there anything else? When talking about updating models everyday, what kind of model is it? Why update everyday? Thanks!!...

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How much stock research experience needed for ER Associate?

Docle.G

I found a lot of interview questions for ER Associate are like the methodology of your investment and describing a stock you have covered. Actually, I don't have such work experiences but industry and macro economy research experiences. Does ER Associate requires that you have invested in stock mk...

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ER Internship Advice

thepuh

How would I go about getting an ER internship my fresh. year? Just cold emailing/ calling MMs/ Boutiques and hoping ot get lucky, are the chances really slim? When is it too late to start sending out emails for the summer? Is ER out of the question for a fresh. and if so is PWM the only option, I...

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Dropping a subscription

Ray Finkle

What do I drop? American banker, IBD, or FT? Just don't have time to read them all anymore. I am keeping WSJ and Barron's no matter what but think one of those three need to go. They are also more expensive. Or I could drop 2 and get an II subscription? What u think?...

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"Reach out to us" after superday HELP

2011grad

Strangest thing EVER: I recently had a superday and thought it went fairly well until the head of the desk told me to reach out to them in a week. I have never been told to call to inquire about the status of my application and frankly found it kind of awkward considering HR usually calls to tell y...

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How I know I am a nerd, I am excited about my new HP 12-c

Ray Finkle

I have hear rave reviews of the HP12-C, so I picked one up this weekend from J&R. Man oh man, the reverse polish notation takes some getting used to but all in: it's amazing. I will miss the BAII plus but it is getting retired to home office use only and being replaced in my everyday lineup with t...

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II Rankings for MS

fourgettable22

Hey, I was wondering if anyone would be able to tell the who the ranked ER analysts for MS are since on the II website I can only see the first team. I would just like to know which areas are strongest for them and don't want to pay the $500 for a 1 year subscription. Thanks if you can help....

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Company visit questions - Recently started career in boutique

Jose Marino

Hi guys, I recently started my career in ER in a boutique and my boss said he has arranged a company visit to a "personal care and foods/drinks products company". He then asked me to prepare some SMART questions for the company to help us get a better idea of their upcoming financial performance. T...

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Economic outlook

JS23

What is your economic outlook for the remainder of 2011 into 2012...

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healthcare vs consumer goods

lifesgreatmystery

which industry would you rather compare and why? my chief reason is: something basic like consumer goods is easiest to learn but healthcare has the fastest growth (for the future), though it is much harder to grasp thanks for the input...

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Covering the Financials Sector

DCFwacc

Does anyone here cover the Financial Services sector in research? If so, how do you like it? It seems as though it would require skills/knowledge that are fairly unique and not quite transferable to other sectors. Would you say this is the case? If you take a job covering Financials are you likely...

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An end of an era

Ray Finkle

Kind of a sad day for me, the day David Rosenberg's daily piece, "Breakfast With Dave" becomes subscription/pay. I have been a disciple of Dave and his piece for a while now and am undecided about whether I will continue with the paying subscription ($1000/year). He definitely helped transform my ...

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Stock Analysts on CNBC

southernstunna

I'm talking about when a company announces earnings and the analysts come on to talk about whether or not they beat expectations. Would this be considered part of equity research?...

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TJX Stock Split

al865149

Anyone follow TJX? I have been watching it for a little while and am wondering what people think regarding the possibility of a split soon. Historically it has split around the $40 mark. Closed yesterday over $49. Seems to be a sector outperformer in terms of profits, margins, inventory, etc... Thou...

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A list of ratio's?

doctortt

Hey ER Gurus, I was told that you must know those financial ratios cold when you go to an ER interview. Does anyone have a list of ratios that I must know? Please shed some light on this. Thanks ...

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Can I get fired if my boss found out that I applied for another job?

michalhachto

I've been working at a sell-side research as an ER associate at an MM IB for 7-8 months and I found out about a buy-side analyst position that I applied for abt 2 weeks ago that basically offers better pay and less hours. Now I don't think that I'm going to get the position, but I've recently found...

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Calculate monthly returns

statics

Hey, I don't know whether this question is appropriate here but I don't know where else to go so please help me! ;-( I have a really important (dumb) question that is driving me creazy. On, for example CNBC, the stock return of ING Group NV is: 5 day return = 6.87% 1 Mo return = 6.17% 3 Mo return ...

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MFS Internship vs GE FMP

jwow101

As a sophomore, what would look better to an equity management firm like Fidelity or Wellington for when I apply for junior internships. A summer internship at MFS Investments working with a team that helps portfolio managers organize and present their strategy's and holdings to clients. Or a summ...

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Will XBRL filings really provide value?

fpna

As we get ready to tag our financials for 2011, I wonder if the SEC's initiative will really help the analyst and investor community. A quote from a CFO.com article from a few years ago: "If more companies filed SEC documents using XBRL, analysts would be able to spend less time on data collection...

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ER for non-finance

unknown4ever

Hey Guys, how realistic is it for a non-finance major to land an ER position out of college ? I'm a science student from a semi-target school and currently a junior. This summer i will be working as a intern at a VC, so w/o an ER summer research position, is it realistically possible? Just like an...

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BB Salary (London)

kazabu

Does anyone have any figures for the typical salaries BB's pay their researchers? At analyst level and beyond. Google is giving me inconsistent results. Thanks...

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BB Training Program

11wallst

Hello everyone, I was just curious if I were to take a first year associate role at a boutique bank, would I be able to apply to the training programs at a BB for next year? My concern is that my analyst is not very well known, and I would really like to get the training that the BB’s offer. ...

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Morgan Joseph Target Schools

jaguar

Ever since I was 8, it's always been my dream to get an equity research job at Morgan Joseph. Which schools do they generally recruit at? Where would I have the best chance at? Thanks in advance....

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Post-MBA Buyside ER at long only funds

ibd28

I am currently in business school and looking at doing a summer internship at a long-only mutual fund as a research analyst. Prior to school, I did banking and PE. I know there are numerous posts concerning this broadly, but am interested in a few aspects specific to my situation: 1) What are the ...

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Dollar Collapse or Commodity Bubble?

lekimbap

This is a question for all you equity analysts. Obviously this isn't a direct equiy research question but should be in the mind of equity analysts because its implications on the direction of the equity markets. But I was wondering what your opinions are on the supposed dollar collapse? All the inf...

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How do Institutional Sales guys get paid across the Street?

Bruce Buffman

What's up guys? New to WSO and am looking for a little help. I just had my 2nd interview for an Institutional Sales position in the Research Sales Division. They told me that I would receive a salary but to get a bonus, I would need to "cover my draw". Assuming I made $100k and my commission ra...

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Whining

mopman

Just whining a bit. I applied to an ER associate position within my specialty and got feedback about a week later. They want my grades, GRE, and even SAT scores. I've been out of college ten years and have a PhD in the field they're looking for. Maybe it's arrogant to think so, but really...stand...

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Good investment?

aruubato

http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=CCME So I'm looking at a Chinese advertising company that went public through a reverse merger. The company is Nasdaq-listed, but doesn't have analyst coverage from any major banks. The only firms that seem to follow it are Global Hunter Securities, Muddy Waters Researc...

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What is this job? Can someone take a look for me

doctortt

Hi, I want to apply for this internship that's posted on my school's website, but I have no idea what this job is about. Can someone take a look at it for me? Thank you Responsibility for monitoring economic and market data, both domestic and international, to identify broader macro and sector spec...

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Stock Market & Business

Confidence

I'm looking to start learning how to invest in the stock market effectively to make money with the least risk. I want to understand how the stock market works. I've played on MMOs such as World of Warcraft which virtually simulate an economy of making investments in items by buying low and selling h...

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Lateralling within ER

Dank Nugs

It was recently communicated to me that I would not be receiving a raise in base (salary freeze) following a very disappointing bonus. I was already paid 10k below street IMO so this leaves me 20K below street and well below street bonus. FYI, I work for a highly regarded MM/boutique. I'm pre MBA so...

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Best IM firms to work for

jwow101

I've heard Wellington is pretty good. List the best ones to work for and say why (hours/pay/prestige/etc)...

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How much to equity analysts work?

jwow101

I'd like to do equity research for an IM firm. How much do you usually make (starting, mid career, ending)? How are the hours compared to IB etc? How much per week? Very much weekend work? Thanks!...

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Career change to equity research field

Be4chst

Hi all, I've been read this blog for a long time and have finally to make a post of my own. I'm currently working in the mortgage business as an underwriter and trying to make a career change in equity research. Equity research has been my passion but graduating college in 2009 was not the best tim...

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Best ER firm?

hannah29

thoughts?...

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ER internship

11wallst

Hello everyone I am graduating my undergrad this spring from a top public school west of the Mississippi. I managed to secure a paid ER internship over the summer from a NY BB, with the option to roll over the internship into the fall and spring. Equity Research has always been the field I want to...

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BMO Capital Markets Interview- ER

YoungHedge

I have an interview with BMO Capital Markets for an equity research position. Has anyone here interviewed with them before and have any recommendations for the best way to prepare? What type of technical questions will I be asked? Any advice would be greatly appreciated....

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Is my all in comp low?

blueanalyst

I am a 1st year analyst at an independent research shop working for one of the top revenue generating teams. Though we have an office in NYC, our headquarters is located elsewhere in the Midwest (not CHI) My base pay is $40K w/ a bonus of what is supposed to be $10-15K 2x per year. My first bonus...

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Close enough to ER to benefit?

PlanesTrainsTrucksAndBoats

Summary Description: The Market Intelligence (MI) Intern plays a critical role in the development of the company's market analysis and strategy. The MI Intern will support the development of market and competitive intelligence around the company's current and emerging solutions and markets by helpin...

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CFA or CPA for Equity Research and Value/Distressed Hedge Funds

Al Bundy

Hi, I was wondering whether a CFA or CPA would be better for someone looking to go from ER to Value or Distressed-Driven Hedge Funds? Also, just generally speaking, will I need to get an MBA to do hedge funds/ER, or will CFAs + a good rep generally suffice?...

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How to make money off of oil

Young N Hungryy

So what do you think about straddling oil. I figure if they tap the reserves then oil prices will go down.. and if they don't prices will go up. Its a win win. If oil goes down, I am buying as much as I can and holding onto it.. because you know long term this thing is going to soar....

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ER vs. Risk Mgmt

drnoeyedea

Long term goal is to be in HF, perhaps portfolio mgmt. or PE Short term goal is to be in IBD. Currently a junior going for a summer intern position. Recruiting season is coming to a close for me. I am at target Ivy (harvard/Wharton, one of those two) What should I take this summer: equity research...

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Compliance... do they generally monitor bloomberg msgs?

Bodhis

Anyone have any knowledge of this? Thx in advance....

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Equity research hours in Toronto

prospectivecdnER

I'm looking to switch from industry to equity research in Toronto. Can anyone give me a rough idea what hours the "typical" research associate works once they have got up to speed (this is only for Toronto)? I've heard materially varying accounts (and this very well could be the case across Bay S...

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NYSSA Investment Research Challenge

AgainstAllOdds

I wanted to know what people thought of the NYSSA Investment Research Challenge. I would like to participate in it in the future and was wondering what skills/knowledge are necessary to excel in such a competition and in equity research in general. ...

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Entry Level Qualifications

Grizzzster

How Important is a Series 7 or other lower level certifications to landing a junior sell-side Equity Research position?...

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Boutique / Research Shops

mr_gondola

What is the general opinion of boutique research shops vs. BB EQ shops? Didn't have much luck with the big banks on EQ Research, and I'm wondering how a place like TAG is viewed by the industry? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, mr_g...

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Research Stub Bonuses

monkeyd00d

Does anyone have any insight on what stub bonuses are for research divisions at the major BBs? This is for 1st year analysts just out of undergrad that receive a stub bonus 6 months after starting. Pretty sure most of the BBs are on this pay cycle for research. Any insight would be appreciated....

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Chinese Property Market Data

jmdude

Hello all, Does anyone have any idea on where to get (relatively) reliable data on the Chinese property market? If anyone has access to any reports done on the subject I would VERY appreciative if they could pass them along to me. Thank you, JM...

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HELP Has an offer, but visa not sent yet.

chickensoup

Hi all, I've accepted an ER internship offer with a BB in Hong Kong. I signed on the dotted lines in October. Afterwards, HR contacted me and I sent all my information, i.e. passport, application, stuff like that. However, it's been almost half a year, and I still havent heard back from them. I ha...

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Internships - What kind of ER internships are there?

tradingonwheels

Just wondering, what kind of ER internships are out there?...

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Why is it named Equity Research Rendezvous ?

What-to-do-What-to-do

Why cant it be named just "Research Rendezvous"? I feel that the current name discriminates against the fixed income, asset allocation strat and commodities research crowd, which makes up a very large part of the research landscape!...

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Starting Salary Equity Research in the South

newbieresearch

Hi. I am about to graduate from Undergrad college in Florida next year, and may look to get an entry level equity research associate job at Raymond James at that time. I have a good GPA, no MBA obviously, and a summer internship at a financial company under my belt, but i have no idea what the start...

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How is Buying power (Margin) calculated?

GBackMania

How is Buying power (Margin) calculated?...

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Best way to move from energy trading to ER?

JHR

I posted this in the Asset Management forum as well. Sorry for the double post but this forum might be more appropriate. I'm in my early thirties and have been an energy trader for almost five years now. Purely spec trading. Love macroeconomics and fundamental analysis. I've always had an interest...

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Post-bonus hiring

mopman

I'm assuming that many bonuses have been paid out by this time of year so my question is has there been a lot of turnover in ER offices (especially healthcare/biotech for personal reasons) now that people have taken the money and ran. I haven't seen a lot of positions advertised, but then again, I'm...

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SA Offers for HF Route

Bro4lyf

3 SA offers all for NY: 1) Top BB for ER 2) MM IBD - small recognized firm (~50 employees) with ex-Merrill guys. 3) International bank (BNP, SocGen, HSBC etc. ) - IBD related My goal is to end up at a hedge fund in a few years down the road, have no interest in PE. Which would be a better offer t...

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How common are group lift-outs in ER, where team goes to new bank?

casinoguy

Hi, working for a senior Analyst at a BB in NYC. Ever since bonus time a few weeks ago it seems clear my Analyst is planning to leave the bank. Trying to anyway. He specifically invite me to come with him to the new bank, but I'm just wondering what are the chances of this happening and what are the...

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Broker to Equity Research

rothyman

Long story short - I graduated in 2010 from a non-ivy league university with mediocre grades (3.0/3.1). I've been pressing to get into a Summer Analyst Internship/Junior Analyst position with small boutiques. Mainly have been networking extensively and have been on the phone with many analysts p...

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