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  2. going to be starting in equity research at a mutual fund. i'll be be covering companies and so wanted to ask the wso community (specifically those working on the sell side) what are the characteristics of buyside analysts that you like to work the mo ...

    20 comments8 Nov 2018 -

  3. Hey all, Was reading through Flake's ER Q &A posted around the holidays and thought that his thread was fantastic. My experience / background is a little different than his was, so I wanted to start this thread as an opportunity to help provide a ...

    57 comments21 Aug 2012 -

  4. Does buy-side have the automatic promotion as in sell-side? Investment Banking buy-side sell-side No Yes 322068 77390 270356 11121 4786 ...

    52 comments13 Sep 2012 -

  5. It's not uncommon to see bankers on the sell-side transition into industries they cover at mid or senior level, especially during the bad economy. Is it possible for the people on the buy-side to make the same move when the financial industry shrink? ...

    42 comments11 Jan 2013 -

  6. Hi I'm a senior analyst at a small EM bottom-up equities hedge fund (AUM I have to maintian the models of 80 companies or so (some of them are small caps companies within small industries and without much info out there... and obviously not covered b ...

    30 comments24 Jan 2013 -

  7. Preparing for the Buy-Side?

    Investment Banking

    I'm currently a first year analyst in the FIG group of a BB. Started getting contacted by headhunters in the past few weeks but have not met any of them yet. Not 100% sure whether I want to go into PE or HF after IB, and was wondering on ways to prep ...

    18 comments22 Jan 2018 -

  8. For many, institutional sales offers the best of all worlds: great pay, fewer hours than in corporate finance or research, less stress than in trading, and a nice blend of travel and office work. Like traders, the hours typically follow the market, with a ...

    11 comments14 Mar 2018 -

  9. I'm interviewing for a portfolio management role at an entrepreneurial firm with a large capital float that they use to collateralize their primary business. Had the second round yesterday; it went very well. I don't know if they'll pick me ...

    14 comments31 Jul 2017 -

  10. Hey guys, I'm pretty down right now. Yesterday I received an email that I was not being presented an offer for my dream job as a buy-side equity analyst at a value investing shop. I'm not really sure what I'm hoping to get out this thread o ...

    13 comments11 Apr 2016 -

  11. Mod Note (Andy)- We're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #19 and was originally posted 11/21/2015. In the forums I see a lot of questions and comments contrasting banking and the buy-side. It seems many of you are thinking about ...

    13 comments1 Jan 2016 -

  12. Private Equity Size

    Private Equity

    "Worked at a $1bn private equity firm" Is that $1bn referring to: AUM Size of current fund Amount of fund invested Total amount of fund raised? I keep reading sentences like these and have no idea which people are referring to. private equity in ...

    22 comments29 Dec 2010 -

  13. Buy-side in the South

    Private Equity

    Was wondering if anyone can give a breakdown of firms and what its like to work on the buy-side in the South? Specifically for PE and any hedge funds/investment managers that have a strong presence. Topics that would be helpful:-list of firms and location ...

    15 comments20 Feb 2015 -

  14. Applying to MBA as an Associate

    Investment Banking

    You work for 2-3 years, get promoted to associate, then work for 0-1 years and decide MBA. You're 25-26 (normal age of any MBA applicant). How does this look to top MBA's? I'm assuming any investment bank would still only hire you as an ass ...

    13 comments30 Oct 2014 -

  15. We all know that the buy side is the supposed "promised land" for those in the finance field, but what is the job security like at some of these buy side firms? In this economy it is much harder to jump from firm to firm so job security seems to ...

    11 comments9 Sep 2012 -

  16. Hi all, I am an analyst in a BB IB who has just accepted a Buy-side role and want to hear your opinions regarding logistics. My specific doubts are: (1) Is it ok to announce my resignation after the bonus number is announced but before it hits my account? ...

    6 comments27 Jul 2018 -

  17. Life after the Buy-side?

    Other Industries

    I currently work at a prominent investment fund (public equities) as an analyst and find myself increasingly... bored. While the pay and the lifestyle (read: hours) are great, I've found that the learning curve has flattened out substantially after 3 ...

    7 comments10 Sep 2012 -

  18. First of all, please pardon my ignorance. In the Spring of 2010 I graduated from a top-50 private Southern school with an undergraduate major in Finance and a Masters in Accounting (joint program). Why Masters in Accounting? Good question. I spent much of ...

    7 comments17 Apr 2016 -

  19. Help- Lazard has the prestige

    Investment Banking

    I know Lazard has the prestige, deal flow etc in the US, but in London it has only done really well recently. Apparently it is better to start off in an position in a BB, as you could always move to boutiques after and it is just generally easier to move ...

    6 comments27 Apr 2016 -

  20. Buy side and PE?

    Private Equity

    Newbie question. Besides PE, what other fields in finance have "buy-side?" Thanks I might not be clear on what I wanted to ask, sorry. When people talk about the buy-side, which field in finance are they referring to? I just know that PE is the ...

    7 comments2 Jun 2010 -

  21. I might have just got an offer at a buy-side intermediary.. What would an intern there do? Would they do the same things as a standard investment banking analyst? Investment Banking buyside interns buy-side No Yes 90056 928 211481 199030 54687 ...

    6 comments22 Apr 2016 -

  22. I'm in my mid-30s with a non-linear career path and lack pedigree. At 18, I made the uninformed choice to attend a state university close to home having not yet realized my passions. Following graduation, I was a loan officer, analyst at a strategy c ...

    5 comments29 May 2016 -

  23. new here, would very much appreciate your advice and wisdom. having interned with both a BB and a commodity MNC previously, i'm inclined to joining the latter (one in the likes of bunge, cargill, vitol etc). though i am interested in commodities, the ...

    5 comments9 May 2011 -

  24. I plan to interview for an ER internship at a buy-side firm this coming fall. Would holding a company's mutual fund in the investment style I prefer be helpful when discussing personal holdings? interview Equity Research buy-side asset management Lib ...

    4 comments14 Jul 2014 -

  25. Hi everyone, I would really appreciate your advice, as I'm trying to make tough decision. Just some background first:- Graduated from a non-target w/ economics- ended up with a 3.3 GPA total- Tried to break into IBD SA / FT but didnt work out..- Deci ...

    4 comments6 Jun 2011 -

  26. I recently e-mailed an executive director at a prestigious i-bank that also has operations in asset and wealth management. In my e-mail to him, I mentioned " I have a particular desire to work on the floor in fixed-income S&T and ultimately progr ...

    4 comments6 Jan 2011 -

  27. Hi, I am a canadian buy-side analyst working at a $50mm+ hedge fund. It is my 3rd year on the job and my experience are predominantly in the event driven space (risk arbs, special situations) but I do have some experience covering long/shorts via my curre ...

    3 comments4 Feb 2018 -

  28. I'm a little confused on how bulge-bracket research departments are organized as it pertains to buy-side vs. sell-side. Obviously BB Banks have their sell-side departments but they also have divisions doing research for their own investments, correct ...

    3 comments26 May 2011 -

  29. Buy-Side Advisory

    Private Equity

    A few buddies of mine and I are getting recruited pretty hard by a buy-side advisory. All the essentials that you think are included- cold calling, primary research, managing a team of research interns, etc. Essentially, a buy-side brokerage with a medium ...

    2 comments19 Jul 2019 -

  30. Move into Research

    Equity Research

    Hi Everyone, ...

    2 comments25 May 2014 -

  31. Internship with a job

    Investment Banking

    So this may come off as a dumb question, but it's some thing I've been thinking about for a while. I've already accepted at MBB offer for this fall, but eventually I'd like to move to the buy-side. Since my finance background is limite ...

    2 comments1 Dec 2009 -

  32. The deadline to submit applications for the 2018 FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship is Saturday, June 30 at 11:59pm EST. Please plan accordingly. 2018 has been a significant year for women, who have been at the center of various political, economic and s ...

    1 comment19 Jun 2018 -

  33. FINCAD is now accepting applications for the [Women in Finance Scholarship 2018, a program designed to promote outstanding women in the field of finance, particularly those pursuing careers in the capital markets and/or financial risk management. This has ...

    1 comment6 Jun 2018 -

  34. The phrase 'buy-side' refers to companies that are in the business of buying others, rather than selling them. Investment banks are not usually part of this; although they may advise on the purchase of companies, they do not invest their own cap ...

    23 Apr 2012 -

  35. Resume Review/Writing Help

    Job Search Advice

    Can anyone recommend any good services/templates for resumes? I recently just started actively looking for another job. I work on the buy side as an event-driven investment analyst, looking to upgrade to a better buy-side/ hf. My resume template has not c ...

    1 comment9 Feb 2018 -

  36. I am currently working at a large investment/insurance firm as an intern director and junior partner to two advisers' private practice. Sounds pretty ok, it isn't. 1099 income, no benefits, measly hourly wage ($18/hr, I am still in undergrad). I ...

    1 comment6 Oct 2017 -

  37. Curious to know about the differences in placement from the leveraged Finance groups across PE / HF shops... Specifically: Jefferies HSBC RBC Wells Leveraged Finance middle market buy-side Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec Salary Yes Yes 112530 32251 ...

    6 Mar 2017 -

  38. Hi All, Could someone explain the main differences between a fund structurer (buy-side structurer) and a 'sell-side' structurer if any? Thanks Fund structurer buy-side sell-side No ...

    4 Mar 2016 -

  39. I have an interview for the below position in ABS /CMBS trading in the investments group of a major insurance company. I am trying to figure out if this is a more substantial position than a strictly buy-side trading execution job. Any thoughts would be g ...

    28 Feb 2012 -

  40. Hi everyone, I have already done an intership at a tier one bb in sell side research but want to switch to the buy side. My focus is on equity research. I was wondering if someone could tell me AM firms with the best graduate programmes for buy side analy ...

    9 Feb 2010 -