last chance - Help buyside ER AC

Hi guys, 

I posted here before about failing one of my AC (super day) at Cap/Fidelity/T-rowe price and was feeling demoralised and my only chance was to go IBD for the moment as I already had an offer.  I recently got invited for a final round at Fidelity on short notice after netowrking and was wondering if you guys had any advice to prepare well for a buy-side interview and what would your tips be.

The big problem is that I currently have no stock pitch, and would need to come-up with at least one within 2days and was wondering if you guys had any advice or any ressources you could signpost me to, mainly around coming-up with a thesis. 

Comments (10)

Jan 11, 2022 - 12:37am

If you didn't have a stock pitch, how did you land the final round in the first place? You are unlikely to come up with anything great IN TWO DAYS in front of some of the most difficult firms to get into in finance. 


  • Intern in AM - Equities
Jan 11, 2022 - 3:52pm

You'd be surprised...speaking from experience, some of the firms that OP's listed can be pretty open to unorthodox backgrounds if they think you're intelligent enough. I'm speaking from an American perspective, though.

  • Intern in IB - Cov
Jan 11, 2022 - 9:20pm

Thank you for the tips. 

I failed Cap group super day and got invited to Fido because the head of recruitment used to be work for the bank where I interned

Jan 12, 2022 - 6:46am

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