1. Search Results

  2. Equity Research sell side: how do you think the buyside should do better to interact with you?

    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 comments - 3 silver bananas - Nov 8 2018 - 11:00am -

  3. Non-BB Equity Research Q&A with First Year Analyst

    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 comments - 5 silver bananas - Aug 21 2012 - 4:02am -

  4. Does buy-side have the automatic promotion as in sell-side?

    Does buy-side have the automatic promotion as in sell-side? Investment Banking buy-side sell-side ...

    52 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 13 2012 - 8:19am -

  5. Buy-side exit opp? Buy-side--> Industry? Is it possible?

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 11 2013 - 2:28pm -

  6. Buy side ER analysts, How many companies do you cover?

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 24 2013 - 8:01pm -

  7. Institutional Sales Analyst Job Description and Overview

    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 comments - 7 silver bananas - Mar 14 2018 - 4:53pm -

  8. Preparing for the Buy-Side?

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 22 2018 - 7:00pm -

  9. Cheap Alternatives to Bloomberg?

    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 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jul 31 2017 - 8:00pm -

  10. Dejected, Rejected from Dream Job.

    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 comments - 2 silver bananas - Apr 11 2016 - 1:20am -

  11. Banking vs. The Buy-side: 10.5 considerations

    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 comments - 26 silver bananas - Jan 1 2016 - 11:16pm -

  12. Private Equity Size

    "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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 29 2010 - 2:04pm -

  13. Buy-side in the South

    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 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 20 2015 - 4:56pm -

  14. Applying to MBA as an Associate

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 30 2014 - 11:03am -

  15. BB IB to Buy-Side-> When to resign?

    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 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jul 27 2018 - 12:43am -

  16. Job security on the buy-side?

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 9 2012 - 5:40pm -

  17. 2009 Finance grad- looking to enter Finance world for first time- Graduated from a top-50 private school

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 17 2016 - 7:18pm -

  18. Life after the Buy-side?

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 10 2012 - 12:45am -

  19. Help- Lazard has the prestige

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 27 2016 - 6:20pm -

  20. Buy side and PE?

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 2 2010 - 9:18pm -

  21. IB internship question- What do interns do?

    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 ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 22 2016 - 4:56am -

  22. Low pedigree, non-linear career path, will I get overlooked?

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 29 2016 - 2:46am -

  23. Trading with a commodity MNC or BB?

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 9 2011 - 2:41pm -

  24. Helpful to own firm's mutual fund in interview?

    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 ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 14 2014 - 12:24pm -

  25. Canadian buy-side analyst trying to transition to US

    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 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 4 2018 - 3:25pm -

  26. Received BB MO/BO job offer and need some advice!

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 6 2011 - 3:07pm -

  27. Explanation of advice in e-mail from Executive Director:

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 6 2011 - 5:06pm -

  28. Bulge Bracket Research Departments

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 26 2011 - 8:47am -

  29. Move into Research

    Hi Everyone, ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 25 2014 - 11:18am -

  30. Internship with a job

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 1 2009 - 8:01pm -

  31. Women in Finance Scholarship applications due on June 30

    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 comment - 1 silver bananas - Jun 19 2018 - 3:49pm -

  32. Women in Finance Scholarship 2018 | Earn $10,000

    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 comment - 1 silver bananas - Jun 6 2018 - 4:21pm -

  33. Resume Review/Writing Help

    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 comment - 0 silver bananas - Feb 9 2018 - 9:07pm -

  34. Rotational Analyst or Internal Wholesaler?

    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 comment - 1 silver bananas - Oct 6 2017 - 8:29am -

  35. What Is The Buy-Side?

    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 ...

    - silver bananas - Apr 23 2012 - 4:32am -

  36. Top MM, Lower BB Lev Fin Buy-Side Placement...

    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 ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Mar 6 2017 - 2:27pm -

  37. 'Buy-side' structurer vs 'sell-side' structurer

    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 ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Mar 4 2016 - 9:41am -

  38. A straight up buy-side trade execution job?

    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 ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Feb 28 2012 - 12:51am -

  39. What are the best graduate programmes for buy side analysts?

    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 ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Feb 9 2010 - 12:04pm -