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CFA Study Hours (that it took you to pass) in relation to alma mater, major, and GPA

I_Like_To_Win

Basically I'm studying for the CFA Level 1 right now and everyone puts up a number of hours that they took to study. However, everyone comes from different background and has a different IQ so it would be nice to see some numbers from people who include their alma mater (or general type/"quality" of...

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Insights into Capital Group's Investment Group Information Resource (IGIR) Associate position?

WallStreetJunkie123

Does anyone have any insights into the Capital Group's Investment Group Information Resource (IGIR) Associate position? It doesn't look quite like equity research, more like doing research for investment analysts. Any information would be great (actual work, comp, exit opp, MBA boost etc.) Thanks in...

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How to value a company with zero revenue?

ironman32

Does anyone know how to value company with zero revenue; basically, a healthcare company in the trial phase. Can you use a DCF and just discount far out projected revenue? I searched the forums and found prior subjects regarding private companies. Would that be the same method?...

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Best France/Europe Research firm

Toini01

Hey guys, I'd love to start my career in Paris or Frankfurt (personal reasons) and am wondering if there is any possibility to work in Research there (Equity/Credit ideally). So I was wondering if any of you knew of well ranked continental european research houses. I already know for most BBs, but n...

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What buy-side firms are recruiting for entry-level research associates right now?

iridescent007

As the title says...what buy-side firms are recruiting? (directly out of undergraduate/non-MBA masters) Thanks. ...

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Pricing question

Fionn

I have a question about what a boutique research firm would typically charge for a subscription service. For example if the firm provided primary research in the healthcare arena that consisted of in depth interviews of healthcare professionals (not necessarily all physicians) about usage and awaren...

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Interview for Evercore S&T ER Sales Summer analyst 2018 Please Help

RichChigga

I just got a interview for Evercore ISI equity research sales, can someone shed some light on it. What should I expect at the interview?...

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ER Associate Post Final Round Interview Confusion

pancho23

Ok so here's the deal- I applied in early August for an associate position at a boutique firm that is headquartered in New York but the role is in a satellite office. The analyst who i would work under reached out to me to set up a initial phone interview with the current associate under him. After ...

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ER analyst or sales?

monkeybread

Hi all, I have been battling with a tough dilemma for a few years now - I'm in ER sales, have CFA, have had multiple opps to switch to sell side/buy side analysts or more specialized sales, but indecisiveness kept me in a generalist sales role. I currently have a good opportunity both for sell side...

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Broker Vote Trends

Rqszawdx

Hey, does anybody have an idea of broker vote trends among the BBs over the last 3 years or so ? The reason i Ask is Im looking to move shops and just want to see where things are going I know JP is at the top and has been but not sure how the rest of the top 5-10 has evolved over the last 3 to 5 ...

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Biotech - Phase 3 odds of success? What are relevant models to use?

lucaca01

Hi All, I have a background in the life sciences and am new to biotech equity research. Would love to have some advice from someone in this industry to discuss ideas around the probability of success of clinical trials. With a real emphasis on using quantitative (statistical) models to predict out...

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Raw Materials as percentage of COGS?

tmacnguyen

Hi, I am working on a model for a manufacturing company. I'm trying to test the sensitivity the price of raw materials has on COGS. Is there an effective way to estimate what percentage of COGS raw materials consists of? I've been through the filings and while they do provide breakdowns of the raw m...

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History major for equity research

marcos.imbillicieri

I am currently majoring in econ and minoring in history at a non-target, small lib arts school. I'm entering my junior year now. I had a decent GPA that took quite a dip last semester. So far, I've taken intro in econ and money and banking. Although I've done well in those two classes, I am concerne...

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Jefferies ER - London. M&A to ER Advice

dng992

Working in tech m&A and have the opportunity to interview for a tech ER role. This is for a senior junior role e.g. 3+ years professional experience 1) Anyone got good info on Jefferies, ER in London 2) Any specific things to get to grips with on skills/valuation/models - Prep to date has always be...

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Independent ER (e.g. Morningstar) Exit Opportunities

iamjacksunrelentingego

What exit opportunities would an Analyst from an independent sell-side equity research firm, like Morningstar, have?...

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Anyone know about Goldman Sachs Equity Research Fellowship thing?

PhysPharmPhD

So Goldmans Sachs has this Equity Research Fellowship program for MD/PhDs in their Global Investment Research division ... [Link](https://uscareers-goldmansachs.icims.com/jobs/44826/gir%2C-equity-research%2C-md---phd-fellowship/job?mobile=false&width=760&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1...

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ER Interview with MD over Skype (30min)?

limprichard14

Hi all, Long time reader first time poster. Quick question for you guys to get your thoughts: I have a 1st round interview for an ER associate role next week with an MD in the group scheduled for 30min via Skype. What kind of questions should I expect here? I was thinking it would be mainly beha...

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Cant figure out why model cant balance ?

ladywaka

I cant seem to figure out why the financial model cant balance. The purpose of building this model is to balance it. Hence, pretty much everything is being averaged and structured simply. Much helps appreciated....

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Research Analyst Network

Papa_You

Hello, I have created a network group for Research Analyst. This group focuses on building a strong community for research analyst professionals from around the world. The objective is to allow analysts to share ideas, documents and job opportunities. Once some people will join, we will create a...

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Quitting internship at small mutual fund to take part time ER offer at top BB bank?

twinshk2

I'm currently interning at a small mutual fund, with the expectation I would still stay on on for the rest of the school year until summer 2019. I've been doing it for half a year. I don't like it that much here though honestly, and I recently got an offer to do part time ER at a top BB. I'm split o...

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Help Needed: FT Associate Interview

Undergrad_Senior

Hey guys, I have a HireVue this week with RJ for a FT ER Associate position. What can I expect, and how should I prepare? Stock pitches, technicals, behaviorals? This is my first time using HireVue, and I don't really know what to expect. I think I have a solid understanding of accounting, valuatio...

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Equity sectors in a nutshell

patoloso

Hello friends, I got hands on a research file explaining all equity sectors en EMEA. It goes by this name "HSBC Nutshell A guide to equity sectors and emerging countries in EMEA" and it's from 2012. It provides: "a quick but thorough understanding of the major sectors, industry groups and countr...

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Looking for Opportunities in ER in Los Angeles

polti101

Wondering if anyone has insight into opportunities in ER in Los Angeles. I've really only heard of Capital Group, Wedbush, and UBS being here. Anyone else?...

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Free Excel Financial Data Providers?

WolfyWolfyWolfy

So I was just wondering if anyone knew of a way to get a free Excel add-in on data for companies. I've used Bloomberg, Factset, and Cap IQ's excel add-ins and they're great. I'm assuming if a free add-in is out there, it wont be too accurate, but its probably better than nothing....

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Equity Research vs Big 4 Accounting Partner

ironman32

For currently in ER (or another industry) where you do you place someone making partner at a big 4 accounting firm vs other areas in finance, specifically when comparing to ER. I feel that ER has a higher top if you land on the buy side or a fund, but partner at Big 4 is more secured. ...

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Series 7 and Series 63

lazarus

I recently got offer for equity research. As part of the position, I am required to take the Series 7 and Series 63 exam. How should I prepare for these exams? Are there any good exam prep materials I should use? WSO Series 7 Prep Course Here ...

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Forensic accounting checklist

sa-jue

Can anyone recommend a forensic accounting checklist? i.e. what points to go through beyond the plain vanilla financial analysis. thanks ...

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2019 SA Internship Equity Research & Asset Management

westernposung

I know there are lots of posts related to SA IB but want to know more on ER and AM side. Anyone who wants to share an update on 2019 SA on ER and AM?...

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Health Care Sector - Stock Pitches

Edarti

Hello - I am responsible for covering the health care sector for a portfolio at my school. I am interested in hearing about news letters and other good resources people usually use to stay up to date on health care news. I have found many resources but am unsure which are reliable / often have goo...

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SS ER Associate interview with the Analyst

mets15

Hi guys, I have an interview this week (on Tuesday) with the analyst, who I think is also the director of research on the sell side with a large organization. Any idea what to expect/what to be prepared for? He's one of the top in the sector that he covers. He's aware that I don't have experience in...

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