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Lehman Equity Research

jonjon

How does Lehman equity research compare with others on the street? What are their strongest industries?...

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Any Best Practices for getting into the industry?

dpak

Hi all, I'm an IT guy looking to enter the Equity Research space. I had worked with a RA during the summers of my undergrad days several years ago. Aside from that, I have had little else exposure. I do work at a Buy Side institution currently and am trying to develop contacts with the RAs here. ...

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ER Associate Raymond James

Niblita75

Hey everyone, I've made a few posts in the IBD forum, and I wanted your opinion on a job. I am a Univ. of Fla undergrad graduating this December with a 3.8 GPA and passed L1 of the CFA exams. Is this a good job for a kid out of undergrad? I've been looking over the threads and its seems to me that r...

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Well, that's it - time's up

the_inscrutable_chicken

It's been fun but time to move on. For those of you looking to get into equity research, I hope my answers have helped. Good luck in your careers!...

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Equity Research roles in Private Banks

funkytommy

Have anyone heard of buy-side equity research roles at the private banking (or private wealth management) divisions of major BBs? What do you think of it? Is this is good career path or would one be better off in a traditional asset management house?...

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AllianceBernstein ER

phboom

Anybody has any word on the street as to how reputable it is? Thanks....

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Bonus for a 1st year ER associate out of college

JonsConspiracy

I just started in a equity research at a bulge braket firm straight out of my undergrad. I started in the mid 70k range, but I'm not sure what to expect for a year end bonus. All I know is that when I started they said it would be a full year bonus even though I started in April. Anybody out there ...

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Lehman ER Interview

pedigreed monkey

whats the best way to prep for an interview for a summer internship with Lehman ER? around 3000 people apply and there are only 7 spots so it will be very competitive... any tips/advice? also, do you think mostly juniors will be interviewing or sophomores too? im a sophomore at a target and will be...

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What sector - Pharma or biotech to get in?

saurya_s

Hi guys, I have option for two sectors: 1. Pharma 2. Biotech Apparently the pharma oppurtunity has 5-10k salary less than Biotech. I was wondering which will be better to join considering the bonus options and in long term. The biotech sectors is considerably small as compared to pharma and most ph...

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senior level pay

raider4ever

Going through old posts, it's pretty evident what junior level pay is in research. What does it escalate to after 5 years? 10 years? Once you become a senior analyst/MD? Don't confuse with with a corporate finance/s&t salary+bonus question. I know research is paid less, but I would like to know som...

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Sector query

raskercapac

How hot is the property and construction sector and also is it common or possisble for analyst level guys to shift across sectors or geographical regions? Thanks...

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Buckingham Research Group: more information?

LdnMezz

Anyone heard of them? ...

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ER Compensation ladder

phboom

Hi all, Any input on total compensation for ER from analyst, associate level -> VP level among the top house on the street? Thanks...

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Best groups list for ER

freeloader

Was wondering if anyone had any inkling of what are the best groups to be in for ER. I know there is the II rankings, but what about in terms of prestige, exit ops, etc? Best banks or industries? Etc?...

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..BB Asset Management self-prep..

gweilo

Hi folks, I'm 2 years out of school and have been trying to break into the industry for 6 months, and just got into an internship at a BB asset mgmt company. I'll be starting in mid-August and going until mid-Oct, and then they'll see if they want me for full time. Trying to figure out what to ...

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Get CFA in Senior year?

advdvnvp

Hi, is it a good idea to try to get CFA level 1 during your senior year?...

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I'm great at research, but I want to make more money

ratul

Ok, so now what? I'm an amazing researcher. I'm covering my own stocks already as a first year, but I want more cash? Any thoughts on exit options or moving into a more quantitative/lucrative area? I have a reasonably quantitative background. ...

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Prospects - Economics major with a 3.7

ChelseaFC85

Hi, I'm sure people post this kind of thread all the time, but I'd appreciate some advice nonetheless. I'm an economics major at Wake Forest with a 3.7 gpa. I'd like to enter global equity research at a large New York City bank. Is this feasible? Thanks. ...

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Contacting analysts

dfratz

Since the email addresses/phone numbers of analysts are published on their research reports, has anyone ever tried cold calling them? Has anyone tried this? Is it appropriate to do so if you are applying to be an associate on their coverage team?...

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research salary

Lordofrings

How much do investment research analysts generally get paid at BBs?? is it comparable to IBD?...

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Question - What would institutional equity research look like?

raider4ever

Potentially ignorant question: what would "institutional equity research sales" look like at a top tier bank? Extracting from the title, its obvious, I understand that: but is this part of ER or is this a sales position closer to 'sales & trading'. The reason I ask is that ER gets blasted on this ...

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Options analysis program?

matt

Longtime reader/lurker and decided to register and dig in a bit. Am doing some work on a project and I'm curious for your thoughts. I'm looking for a program to get up to date and historical data on put/call ratios of individual stocks. I know I can get overall put/call ratios for all equities in g...

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FI/Eq Research Associate

EBITDAMargin

Most research associate roles at my firm required atleats two years of post college experience; is this a good career move from analyst position. Is it considered a step up?...

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Equity Research Compensation in Calgary (Oil & Gas)

yipikiyay

Starting a survey for all-in compensation in Calgary in institutional equity research (oil and gas). Associate level. Please state base, bonus, boutique or chartered bank, associate year, and qualifications. mine base 85 bonus 95 chartered bank 2nd year MBA, CA...

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ER Associate

advdvnvp

I have another wildly speculative question, so here goes. Suppose a person spends 2-3 years after graduation geting an M.Phil or some other postgrad degree in Economics, passing the CFA exams, and interning a bunch of times in ER. Would that place well for an Associate position? And would there be q...

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Goldman interview - written assessment

rogsam

I have gone through the interviews with Goldman Sachs for a Rserach Assistant / Associate role. The MD told me there would be a final written assessment before he could give me an offer. Any idea what this assessment entails? Financial modeling / quant analysis / business writing ??? Thanks heaps!...

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Wow, is this forum representative of sell side research as a whole?

vfrex

Largely unpopular and less sexy than banking, hedge funds, and basically any other part of the financial services industry. Equity research as obviously taken a tumble. What do you guys think can be done to strengthen this field?...

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buyside ER switch to BB ER

zx8346

I've posted a similar question in other section of the forum. Basically i'm a recent graduate with EE undergrad degree from Rensselaer polytechnic inst. and a Ms.Finance from Univ of san francisco. I'd just like to know if it's possible to land a junior ER position in BB or Buy-side firms for me ? S...

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Equity Research in Tokyo

japped187

How difficult is to work in Tokyo at a BB if you have business level Japanese? How much experience is usually required?...

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Cowen Equity Research

uppereastside

What is the reputation of Cowen as a bank, and then their Equity Research?...

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"Forward P/E"

advdvnvp

I've noticed that a lot of reports use the "forward P/E" based on the expected earnings. However, in commentary on chapter 14 of The Intelligent Investor by Ben Graham, Jason Zweig (2003) writes: "...the prevailing practice on Wall Street today is to value stocks by dividing their current price by ...

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Consumer Products Research

raider4ever

I am interested to learn of the best Consumer Products groups out there. Also, what types of things are looked at for experienced hires?...

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A List of ER Shops

advdvnvp

Would anyone here have a list of sell-side ER businesses? I've looked at the firms voted onto the All-Europe and All-America research teams by Institutional Investor but I am interested to find out more about boutiques and smaller firms too. Thanks!...

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Entry buy-side or sell-side position....thoughts?

mshefford

I got two different offers for post-MBA entry positions. One is sell-side ER associate and the other is a buy-side junior analyst (IM). The SS firm isn't a BB but it's a recognizeable MM firm while the BS firm is a relatively small investment management company that runs only two or three funds an...

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ER Assoc. at Piper Jaffray? Salary/Bonus Numbers not clear.....

ChemEtoVC

What would be the salary and bonus be like at piper jaffray as an equity research associate? Bear in mind, I do have 4 applicable years of industry experience, and I already make good money (a little over 70). I saw a number in the 75-100 range via the recruiter's website, but I could not figure ...

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ER industry group (MS specific)

bmw911

What are some booming groups within ER, specifically at Morgan Stanley? I read something about how the tech group was great to join during the 90's, but how about now?...

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Looking for other firms (i.e. besides Piper) that do good research

ChemEtoVC

in the chemical and alternative energy sectors. UBS looks like they have a trazillion openings in ER, but I don't know if they are any good..... who is good in these sectors? I'm not really referring to pharma, more big chem like DOW, BASF, or oil and energy, and especially the emerging industr...

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Message Board Rules and Netiquette

WallStreetOasis.com

As the community continues to grow and evolve, let's try to keep it at least somewhat civil, useful and entertaining. To that end, here are a few items to keep in mind as you participate in the community: Please do your best to avoid starting a thread on a topic that's already been discussed. ...

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Are the margins starting to improve for Analysts?

ratul

Ok, so now Eq. Research is not tied to investment banking fees (at least formally), but now because of the new unbundling requirements, I've seen more bonus tied to the work of traders and the tickets sold. So, which makes sense, selling the research to sales and traders has resulted in improved com...

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Oil

iice74

What does everyone think about oil's direction? Are we staying in the $55-60 range or going higher? (lower?) OPEC just had a meeting and looks like quotas will not be changing anytime soon....

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Chinese Wall?

Mis Ind

Uh oh. I think we have a potential Chinese Wall violation here... did you run this by Legal, Nychimp? We can't ever let Research talk to banking without lawyers being present. We could get shut down!...

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How to follow up after equity research interview

hewenxun376

I interviewed a well-known boutique equity research firm in New York 2 weeks ago. I was interviewed by research head and an research analyst. I think I did good on technical questions and introducing my qualifications. I completed their test, which is writing a earning note and updating financial mo...

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Masters in Economics Before Job?

dtnr1

Hi, I am currently a junior at a prestigious U.S. university, with a 3.1 GPA, very above average extra curriculars, and an internship at a governmental organization this summer doing more-or-less financial analysis. My primary goals are to work in either equity research or IB in the short-term, be...

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Estimize

GrandTeton

Friend of mine in B-School told me about this company Estimize. Been playing around with the figures and making estimates for the past couple months and have incorporated it into one of my sources for information when forming an investment thesis. I can't help but think that a company like this (a...

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Performance Analyst Exit Opps

MrBateman10

Hey Guys, I have the opportunity to interview at a Chicago shop for a Performance Analyst role. The following are some of the job specs: -Calculating, analyzing, and reporting portfolio, security, and benchmark performance -Preparing and explaining attribution analysis -Preparing and organizing ri...

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Searching for TMT Primer

dontatme

Hey everyone, I'm looking for a 2016 TMT primer to gather general knowledge of the space. I have access to CS equity research reports on most mid-to-large cap companies and a few small caps that are largely uncovered. I also have a credit ratings primer (July 2016), a few healthcare, financial in...

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Is a career in Equity Research in London still worth pursuing as an undergrad?

Dust

I have wanted to break into the equity research sector for a while now and have gained relevant internships to prepare for a summer internship in ER in order to get a full time role - however looking at the situation on the street right now has made me re-evaluate whether it is decision still worth ...

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How do I dissect the earnings call?

HendrixBanker

Well, its that tine of the year again...earnings season. Would like to hear from a few ER professionals on how they best analyze, format and interpret information from an earnings call. Just wanted to have some people bounce around things in here for not only me but the rest of the ER interns out th...

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Boutique ER Shop: New Constructs

bolts04

I was wondering if anyone knew anything about a research shop called New Constructs. It's a very small firm based out of Nashville, TN. I've scoured the web and this forum and can't find much about what it would be like to work for them. Also, is it possible to move up from a boutique shop like this...

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Advice on remembering massive amount of data

Goodwill11

I am currently in a junior equity research role and I'd like to ask for some advice on how to remember the massive amount of data I am put through. in fact, altough you may instantly object: "oh boy, you only got 7-8 names and you got to remember only important stuff, the kind that moves the stock e...

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Investment resources? (websites, Magazines etc)

Johnodinson

Hello everyone. I was wondering if there is any investment resources that give me details of industry averages, stock screener and stuff like companies in same industry or rival. I have used yahoo finance but I cannot find things such as industry average and also the company of same industry i canno...

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Evercore Institutional Equities

Determined

Just wanted to get a little more information about this new division at Evercore in terms of working environment and potential to learn. Evercore created the IE group in mid 2010 with S&T and Research bundled under it. They mainly cover Financials, TMT, and Shipping & Transportation. ...

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Buy-side research note

Ovechkin08

Hi guys/gals, I am currently working on the sell side in credit and looking to make the move to buy-side equity research post CFA. I plan on using the usual channels to find jobs but was also thinking of sending out my own equity research reports on the sector I cover (TMT) to potential employers. ...

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Equity strategy career path - good to join as junior?

sashimi

Hi all Have quick question on equity strategy. Am interviewing as associate to chief regional strategist (2-3 yrs exp in sector specific research roles before). - what's the typical career path and where do ppl end up after a few yrs in equity strategy? - do you need a quant degree to do well? Man...

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ER dissertation topic

awp

Hi everybody, i will start as an ER intern next summer. Currently I am planning to start my dissertation. I thought I might already take a topic that might help me next summer. ( I am also interested in these topics) hence I thought u guys might have some tips for cool topics that might be good fo...

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Equity Strategy Interview

nandshah

I have an interview with a BB Strategy team for a Junior Strategy Associate role. Although, I've prepared a few questions on the macro scenario, sectors etc. it will be helpful if someone who works in or with Strategy teams can provide with some more info on what else to expect in a Strategy intervi...

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ER summer intern final round help

seashorepanda

hi all i am having my ER summer intern final round in a few days i am more worried about the technical questions, aside from talking about the general market, pitching a stock (both long and short) what are some other possible tech questions will be asked? anything like trading questions? or brain...

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