Quantitative Equity Research

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Hello,

I am new here. I have an interview for the Quantitative Equity Research position at big, non-BB sell-side company. This is an associate position. I am a math major. I have no background in finance or accounting. Although I know some of the financial ratios, I dont have any serious ER experience.

The position itself requires quantitative skills and technical experience with SAS(that's what I have rich experience with). I think they picked me for the interview because of my math background.

My questions are:

  1. How should I get prepared for this interview?
  2. What kink of questions I should expect? Will it be stock-pitch or ER questions? Or just more math questions?
  3. Do you know what they do for Quantitative Equity Research Associate? What math techniques or methods are employed for ER?

PS: I don't have any contact within the firm so that I cannot get extra information. I come from an IVY school. Do you think they have school preferences?

Thank you. Any comments are welcomed.