ER FT 2013 Current Environment

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Rank: Monkey | 43

Hi all,

I am currently a senior at a non-target trying to break into a full-time equity research associate role upon graduation in 2013. I've talked to associates/analysts/vps at a number of BB/MM sell-side research firms and had my resume forwarded to a couple places. I understand the hiring environment for ER is terrible right now and many of the people I spoke with told me entry-level hiring would be on a need basis.

I was just wondering whether anyone here has gone through interviews at BB/MM equity research firms for FT positions this fall and which firms are actually currently hiring. Also does anyone know of any firms with a consistent campus hiring program for ER this year? If anyone has more info regarding firms like Morgan Stanley, Piper Jaffray, Credit Suisse, Barclays, KeyBanc, etc. that would be great.

Thanks in advance for sharing your insights.

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Oct 25, 2012

Pretty much done hiring this year as the vast majority of our incoming first years were SAs. BB FT recruiting is pretty much over. I would focus my attention on MM or boutiques if you don't have an offer on hand already.

Oct 25, 2012

Network, network, network. Talk to analysts and alumni in sale/trading/research. Some research associate somewhere will quit in the next few months, and you want to be the guy they think of first. If you have any existing experience in a sector, you could might have a better shot with those analysts.

Oct 25, 2012

Thanks for the advice bearing, West Coast I'll definitely continue to talk to those people and hopefully a spot will open up down the road. Gotta really ramp up the networking efforts again.

Oct 25, 2012

Why sell-side and not buy-side?

Oct 26, 2012
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