Equity/Credit Research 2020 Bonus Discussion

Let's get a nice chain of 2020 comp data from folks in the credit and equity research space. I'll start:

Title: Credit Research Associate (1st year)
Rank: Bottom, first post-MBA job
Firm Type/Size: Buy-side, $200B AUM
Base/Bonus: $110/45
City Description: low COL city in U.S.

Looking forward to seeing how everyone fares for 2020.

2019 thread: https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/equitycred…


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Feb 20, 2020 - 8:57pm

MBA Summer Associate (M7), Large Boutique, NYC (Starting May 2020)
Base: $145 (pro-rated but based on FT comp)

Literally only posting this as it seems way out of whack and I want to understand where the deviation may be - or if I am stupid lucky. Worth noting I came from a non-public markets finance role prior.


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Feb 20, 2020 - 10:33pm

Title: Senior Equity Research Associate (4th year)
Rank: Top bucket
Firm Type/Size: Sell-Side (Top 10)
Base/Bonus: $110/50
City Description: NYC

May 20, 2020 - 10:02am

Title: 2nd year ER associate
Rank: N/A
Firm Type/Size: Small Independent
Base/Bonus: $77.5/25
City Description: Outside NYC

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