Is there anybody here who is in credit research? I am specifically looking at equity research versus credit research. The ins, outs, advantages, pay scale, etc. I have some more questions that I can PM/email you.

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I believe credit research is more technical and quantitative, and it's probably a very different job depending on whether you do research on investment grade or junk bonds.

I would also like to read some insights on this.

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You can PM a few questions.


I work as a buyside credit analyst. The sellside research we get from banks is basically of two types: Corporate credit research is generally the same idea as equity research and covers individual names or on a sector. We are focused on HY credit so I can't speak as much to investment grade. The other type is what I would call macro/structured research, which presents ideas about the overall credit market such as CDS curve trade ideas, different asset classes, etc.

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^^^Thanks Kenny, I'm also currently a credit analyst. But I work in the real estate side of the business. Looking to make a move post MBA.


Between credit research and equity research what are your thoughts about the skills you'd gain as well as opportunities if one were decide to leave?

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I was wondering the same thing. The forums on here for research is a little specific in pegging down only equity research.

Macro/structured research sounds more interesting to me personally. Kenny, I've also heard people mentioned similar research roles as a strategist. Any ideas of places that make the distinction in the recruiting process for research roles?


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