Equity Research Interview Guide?

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Hi,

Is there an M&I 400-like interview guide for Equity Research? Thanks in advance.

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Oct 17, 2014

looking for one too

Oct 20, 2014
Oct 20, 2014

I am Interested in this as well.

Oct 20, 2014

I used BIWS and that was helpful. Honestly, though, getting prepped for these interviews (and subsequent job offer) isn't about blowing them away with a stock pitch. Anyone with a finance degree can build a DCF or relative valuation model for a company, give a little analysis of the business/industry, etc. You have to remember who you're talking to when you're interviewing. If it's a sector-specific guy, they eat, drink, and sleep these names on a day in and day out basis, and you're not going to tell them anything they don't already know about their space, so be careful with the names that you choose to do work on. If it's more of a generalist, they can analyze anything, so it's going to be tough to really blow them away either.

The point of the interviews is more to see (a) If you have an understanding of how you actually do the work; (b) If you have a willingness to learn and grow; (c) If you can communicate well.

Don't get so bogged down in the minutia on these interviews, but focus on what they want to see. Of course, you do need to be up-to-speed on technical questions, but BIWS can help you with that, even just to look at the ER samples that are in the course. If you look at things this way, I think you should be fine.

Anecdotally, I freaked out over interviews, getting a pitch perfect in my mind, etc. After I was hired, they flat out told me that the pitch didn't even matter and didn't blow them away. Fundamentally, it was a communication and willingness to learn situation.

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Oct 20, 2014
Oct 20, 2014

what kind of guide kiddo?

Oct 20, 2014

Vault has an asset management guide. That's the closest thing I've seen.

Oct 20, 2014

Answering my own question..

Found a WHOLE class online dedicated to valuation. Now just modeling..

http://pages.stern.nyu.edu/~adamodar/

Oct 20, 2014