I'm looking to learn a bit more about sell side credit/Fixed Income research and how it compares to Equity research in terms of Analyst-Associate structure, hours, comp, and exit opps?
There's been a lot of shade lately thrown at ER and people mentioning that it's a shrinking and dying career that adds little value to the buy side. I even read a thread about someone looking to leave their ER dream job because of it's cloudy future, and one asking why someone would even get into ER now. Is the sentiment the same for FI research? I would assume exit opps would be credit based hedge funds and asset managers? Does the role also revolve heavily around earnings season ?