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  2. Final Round Help. I am almost an Associate straight out of undergrad!

    I am at a non-target school (Arizona State University) and have made it to the final round at Wells Fargo Securities for a position as an Equity Research Associate. Yes, an Associate straight out of undergrad, I actually do not even graduate until May. I ...

    26 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 27 2010 - 11:21am -

  3. Equity Research vs big 4

    Hello, I am currently a college student looking for ideas on where to start my career. I am an accounting major at a good business school and have a great GPA. I have been doing a lot of searching of what would be a good career path for me. I have been no ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 3 2014 - 9:15am -

  4. Interview with a Senior Institutional Research Associate- (Part 1/2)

    The following is an interview I did with a Senior Institutional Research Associate, enjoy monkeys! Are you a professional and want to do an interview? Email me at [email protected] What is your job title? Senior Institutional Research Associate Wha ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 9 2016 - 3:24am -

  5. Working hours for covering European equities in London

    I wanted to see if anyone had any input on this: I'm interviewing soon for an ER position that is meant to cover European equities from London. I've heard that generally the ER people try to get in a bit before the markets open so as to brief th ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 12 2015 - 3:21am -

  6. Evercore ISI

    ISI Group is officially and fully under the Evercore umbrella and it seems the traditional Evercore email format doesn't work if you're attempting to reach someone in the Equity Research division. Does anyone know the new convention if in fact i ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 3 2017 - 12:28pm -

  7. Which MFs have great placements into HFs?

    Hey guys, I'm looking for advice on which mutual funds should I also be considering if I want to move to the buyside. My original goal was to put in ~2-years in SS ER and make a switch to the best HF I can sneak in too. Well my 2-year anniversary is ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 1 2012 - 6:48pm -

  8. First round with Raymond James- insights?

    Hey everyone, This came up rather suddenly, but I have a first round over the phone with Raymond James tomorrow out of their Houston office for an associate position. They haven't said which sector it will be for. Does anyone have any insight into th ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 4 2014 - 2:11am -

  9. The Weekly Pitch: CCC, An Environmental Growth Stock

    Greetings. I will be starting a new blog on WSO where I will focus on putting together quality equity research pieces. My goal is to get practice at writing ER and to hopefully generate some investing discussion on the boards in the process. I'll be ...

    14 comments - 4 silver bananas - Jul 2 2013 - 6:57pm -

  10. Equity Research to Sales and Trading?

    Was wondering if anyone here works in equity research anywhere, how do you like it and what are the hours and pay like? Furthermore, is it possible to go from equity research to sales and trading? Was advised by someone prominent that one of the best thin ...

    15 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jan 29 2018 - 12:38pm -

  11. BB Equity Research VP or B-School to pursue M&A Associate Role?

    Dear WSO, I need some advice as I've been pondering and losing sleep day and night on this topic. I'm 30, in ER in a MM for 4.5 years prior to which I was an auditor for 2 years (gained amazing accounting skills, work bored me to death, made the ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 18 2015 - 3:27pm -

  12. How was your bonus?- 2nd year pre-MBA associate

    If you don't feel comfortable posting a #, post what % of your base salary you received, and if you received a raise in salary. There are a lot of very low #s floating out there which unfortunately I'm a part of and I'd like to see what act ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 21 2016 - 7:57pm -

  13. How To Follow The Markets Like A Pro – For Free!

    So you are fascinated by the financial markets and maybe even interested in trading? Great, but access to information doesn't come cheap and can be a real differentiator. After all, how can you possibly get an edge on what is going on if you don' ...

    14 comments - 10 silver bananas - Jun 19 2012 - 1:22pm -

  14. Weekend Wars: ER vs. PWM

    Equity Research (ER) and Private Wealth Management (PWM) two paths many a banking wannabe has taken on the road to Wall Street. Today, I'd like to address these two options as long term career choices. I remember reading posts on WSO years ago and kn ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 24 2010 - 9:22pm -

  15. A day in my life as a Hedge Fund Equity Research Analyst

    "Which associate career should I pursue: Private Equity or Hedge Fund?" Second-year investment banking analysts who are just entering the associate recruiting cycle consistently pose this question to me. Since I was in their shoes not so long ag ...

    17 comments - 12 silver bananas - Sep 19 2010 - 8:08pm -

  16. CPA to ER?

    Hey guys, just wanna start off by thanking pretty much everyone on these boards as I have learned so much over the last couple months after I first discovered this website and it has truly sparked my interest in ER As such, I was wondering if anyone knew ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 1 2013 - 8:33pm -

  17. What is a manageable amount of coverage for a research associate?

    How many stocks is reasonable for an ER associate to cover? I'm currently evaluating an opportunity where I will work for one senior analyst who covers around 16 stocks (large caps) and another analyst junior to him (sort of a VP-level guy) who cover ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 26 2013 - 10:51pm -

  18. Resume Help Please

    I'm looking to get into Private Wealth Management/ Equity Research. Any suggestions would be very appreciated. http://www.razume.com/documents/24837 Help resume Equity Research ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 12 2012 - 3:02am -

  19. Morgan Stanley Equity Research or Macquarie Investment Banking?

    I am an undergraduate with summer offers at Morgan Stanley equity research and Macquarie investment bank. I'm not sure which career path I want to pursue. Which option would do a better job of keeping my options open and putting me in a good place (b ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 17 2010 - 11:03am -

  20. Question about boutique IBs and ER

    Equity Research ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 25 2015 - 1:12am -

  21. Macquarie ER (maybe) vs Citi ER in Buffalo

    So before I had an offer from both firms for ER. Now i have found out I will have to have Macquarie put on the backburner and reapply for positions in 3-6 months (internal movement conflict) but no guarantee of a spot or a spot even being open. So do I ta ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 25 2012 - 1:06pm -

  22. Famous PM who started out in Equity Research?

    I often hear that many PM started out in trading or research but most of the whales I know of were traders. Do you guys think that the "market knowledge" vs. fundamental knowledge learned early on produces more famous PMs or are there plenty of ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 3 2009 - 1:57pm -

  23. Equity Research Internship Interview

    I have a superday coming up for a 2018 equity research internship, and I'm currently preparing my stock pitch. For internship interviews, do they expect us to calculate and perform a valuation for the company we pitch? If so, what model is best (DCF, ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 13 2017 - 8:02pm -

  24. Which major is best to get into Equity Research/ Asset Management/ Private Equity?

    I'm trying to decide whether or not to change my current major... I am an Econ major at a non-target, but have the opportunity to enter into the Accounting program. While my school is not known for its Finance/Econ/Business degrees, it does have one ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 9 2017 - 5:13pm -

  25. RBC equity research

    I know the whole speal about how it matters what analyst you're working for, but if they're not ranked...how does RBC fare against other banks in ER? I know they're hiring a lot in IB. Equity Research RBC ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 3 2017 - 8:14am -

  26. Take this resume to poundtown...

    So I am a rising senior at a non-target (still a decent school though). I've been trying to network and have some phone chats set up. With my low GPA (3.3 from a non-target) I realize without networking I probably won't make it through screening ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 28 2011 - 1:31am -

  27. Equity Research Interview Project

    Hey guys, As part of an interview process for a sell-side ER department I have been tasked with creating a one page earnings writeup with recommendation for the most recent quarter for an insurance company. Also, I need to create an earnings model forecas ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 23 2012 - 3:27pm -

  28. How do I-bankers or consulting firms view UPenn College of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies students

    I want to break into either consulting or I-banking. Trying to decide which school is the best fit to break into consulting or I-Banking. Do most firms see PennLPS like Columbia? A lot of my friends from Columbia have broken into investment banking. Just ...

    11 comments - 2 silver bananas - Dec 19 2016 - 10:10pm -

  29. What do equity research interns do?

    Did any of you guys intern (as an undergrad) in equity research at a bulge-bracket firm (or any firm with an equity research internship program, actually)? What did you get to do during your internship? I ask because I'm an equity research intern rig ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 13 2016 - 11:57am -

  30. Equity Research Bonuses- 2015

    I've seen these start to pop up for IBD, S&T and others but nothing specifically for ER yet. I found these threads very helpful in the past and think it will be good to see how total comp stacks up this year with the base increase compared to yea ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 4 2016 - 8:00am -

  31. West Coast Equity Research Opportunities?

    Hi, I am currently an undergrad at UC Berkeley. Do you guys know if there are more equity research opportunities in the east coast or the west coast? and how do I go about finding opportunities in the west coast? Thanks! Equity Research west coast Berkele ...

    9 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jul 4 2017 - 5:00pm -

  32. Robert Baird Research Analyst Pre Screening

    Just got a call from Robert Baird regarding a Research Analyst Position..HR scheduled a phone interview for next week saying I will be asked some pre-screening questions. What should I expect? Thanks for your time. Equity Research ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 1 2010 - 3:04pm -

  33. Goldman Sachs vs. Credit Suisse for ER

    I have been trying to break into a ER role for a few months and I just took CFA level 3. Through a combo of headhunting, cold emails and HR harassing, I was able to land interviews at a few firms, including Goldman and Credit Suisse. After somewhat drawn ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 3 2012 - 11:38am -

  34. GS Global Investment Research

    I've got an interview for a 2nd-year analyst position at Goldman Sachs GIR. Anyone have info on culture/environment/hours/prestige there? I know equity research isn't exactly GS 's bread and butter, but just wondering if anyone has some exp ...

    13 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 10 2017 - 5:51pm -

  35. 5th Year Equity Research Associate

    Hi all, I've lurked the forums for some time and am just now starting to post. I've worked in Equity Research for about 5 years- 2 years at a BB and 3 years at MM. I'm starting to get the itch to move on to something else, and thought this ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 5 2014 - 10:45pm -

  36. How to follow up after equity research interview

    I interviewed a well-known boutique equity research firm in New York 2 weeks ago. I was interviewed by research head and an research analyst. I think I did good on technical questions and introducing my qualifications. I completed their test, which is wri ...

    12 comments - 2 silver bananas - May 11 2015 - 2:19pm -

  37. Writing Sample interview?-equity research positions at boutique healthcare IB

    Hi all, I just did phone interviews with a few people in the equity research team at Leerink Partners. They said to conduct the next round by sending candidates materials to complete a writing sample in a few hours. Any idea what it might be? I have done ...

    10 comments - 2 silver bananas - Nov 10 2016 - 10:30am -

  38. Pay Disparity At Junior Level

    Recently saw the pay stub of a coworker due to a tax question and learned that he is making 20k more than me (85k vs 65k). This is for a boutique/ MM firm in NYC. We both are two years out of UG and lateraled to this firm at the same time with equal exper ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 28 2011 - 3:36am -

  39. Does Equity Research look at Technical Analysis?

    Would your typical ER associate at a BB ever use technical analysis when analyzing a stock? Also, how much is one expected to know about options/derivatives? Equity Research technical analysis ...

    11 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jan 11 2018 - 2:25pm -

  40. People keep resigning?

    I've been working at a bank with a strong equity research platform (used to be strong) for almost a year now, but during my time here, many of the analysts resigned and moved onto other banks or industries. What I found really surprising though is th ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 12 2015 - 9:30pm -

  41. LSE Student- Help!

    Hello all, I am an American doing a 1 year masters at the LSE right now. So, I am primarily looking at London recruiting but I will also do some apps for US locations. My main interests are equity research and investment management but I am trying to keep ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 21 2011 - 7:43pm -

  42. Guggenheim Partners Equity Research

    Anyone have any information regarding analyst positions in equity research at Guggenheim? Exit opps, base/bonus, hours, culture in general? Would especially appreciate info on exit opps and comp. Equity Research exit opportunities Guggenheim ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 29 2014 - 5:12pm -

  43. Overly cautious networking?

    Hi guys Before I begin I'll give a brief background of myself; non target grad entering the second year of his role in Credit Risk MO at BB. I want to make the move to Equity Research and have been sourcing a contact list over the past couple months ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 18 2014 - 3:04am -

  44. Equity Research career change, freelancing, research tools

    Hi everyone Just wondering if anyone does Equity Research as a freelancer? Is there any scope for this? I am also wondering what research tools one could access as an individual, along the lines of Capital IQ or Factset, but ideally lower cost? I would li ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 12 2012 - 8:14am -

  45. Train like Bruce Lee- beat the market CONSISTENTLY

    Guys, This event is worth checking out- http://isv20101008.eventbrite.com/ The class will teach proven equity research techniques used by some of the largest hedge funds on Wall Street today. Deep forensic accounting to restate financial statements for fa ...

    15 comments - 1 silver bananas - Aug 19 2010 - 9:15pm -

  46. "CFA I Anticipated 2016" Put that on the Resume, Cover Letter, or Neither?

    So I've nearly finished tightening up the resume, and though I have a post in the resume forum as well (would naturally love watching people tear it to shreds for my benefit), I have a question that I want to ask specifically to ER monkeys. As I' ...

    10 comments - 1 silver bananas - May 16 2016 - 6:14pm -

  47. Why isn't research included in the WSO Compensation Database?

    I think that there is enough interest to warrant the collection of this data and help people understand the industry. IB is very clearly spelled out when it comes to hierarchy and salary/career progression. It would be nice to assemble this for ER. One so ...

    15 comments - 1 silver bananas - Dec 14 2009 - 6:12pm -

  48. Barclays S&T, MS FSE vs. JPM Equity Research

    Hi all, I want to to get some suggestions in terms of choosing between these 3 options, all at their New York offices. I am personally fine with doing any, however I want to know which one might be better in terms of its relative strength, and how probabl ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 17 2014 - 3:08pm -

  49. Whining

    Just whining a bit. I applied to an ER associate position within my specialty and got feedback about a week later. They want my grades, GRE, and even SAT scores. I've been out of college ten years and have a PhD in the field they're looking for. ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 21 2011 - 12:41pm -

  50. Undergrad AM/ER Certifications

    Hey guys, sophomore undergrad interested in AM or ER for career. What certifications or exams are available to undergrads to bolster a resume? I already plan on taking CFA Level 1 but was wondering if someone could give the specs on FINRA series exams or ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 2 2011 - 6:39pm -

  51. Buyside ER versus PE FoF- Exit Opps

    Hi, So I may have a potential decision to make between a job offer for a junior equity research position (generalist role, working for a "best ideas" team of analysts) at a top money manager in Boston, and an analyst position in the fund of fund ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 18 2011 - 10:09am -

  52. why so little macro on the due diligence for equity research?

    the title is pretty straightforward. I am wondering why such little attention is devoted to the classic "bigger picture", aka macroeconomics on a regional / zone / global scale as opposed to the in depth diligence on all the things relating to t ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 8 2016 - 11:40am -

  53. ER Second Round

    Hello, I have done the first couple of screenings for an Associate position and gone through the modeling test. I'm scheduled to speak to a senior member of the firm, not on the coverage team. Any idea of what the questions might entail? Is it going ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 15 2014 - 5:01pm -

  54. Are my "Qualifications" Likely to get me an interview for Career Change to ER?

    While I have always enjoyed researching the markets and have been a professional researcher for a while now (albeit in a different industry), I have been thinking for a long time about taking the leap and changing careers to Equity Research. I am finally ...

    6 comments - 2 silver bananas - Feb 12 2019 - 3:29pm -

  55. Order of Positions on ER?

    What is the order of ER levels? I understand there are Associate, Junior, and Senior analysts, but I am confused whether Associate comes before Junior, or vice-versa. If I've just completed my undergrad, would I be seeking an Associate position, then ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 22 2015 - 3:38pm -

  56. Is Banking or Consulting "Easier" To Break Into From A Non-Target?

    Hey, I was wondering if banking, equity research, or trading is easier to break into (relatively speaking of course as they are all tough) from a non-target? I know all those industries are prestige whores, but is there one that is less whorish than the o ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 6 2010 - 8:02pm -

  57. Company visit questions- Recently started career in boutique

    Hi guys, I recently started my career in ER in a boutique and my boss said he has arranged a company visit to a "personal care and foods/drinks products company". He then asked me to prepare some SMART questions for the company to help us get a ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 8 2016 - 3:50pm -

  58. What is my Career Path to Working in Asset Management

    QUESTION: I am aware there are threads on this, but my post pertains to my personal situation. I am currently a first year associate analyst at a Rating Agency and I want to make my way to the buy side. I don't care too much for working at a hedge fu ...

    8 comments - 2 silver bananas - Sep 4 2017 - 4:54pm -

  59. Advice request for a brand new ER candidate

    Hi, I have a great question for experienced Equity Researchers... I live in Chicago, but I'm open for relocation. I am originally (B.Sc.) from molecular biology and genetics, I have done my M.Sc. in molecular genetics of human cancer, I have finished ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 24 2012 - 9:13pm -

  60. Availability of Jobs

    It seems as if many people try to strive to get into iBanking or sales and trading. Not many people I have met really strive to get a job in Equity Research. Does this open up more jobs / is it easier to get a job than in iBanking or S&T?? Thanks. Equ ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 23 2010 - 4:35pm -

  61. Vanderbilt masters in finance to break into ER

    Hey all, Just discovered this site and am very happy I did! Anyway, I recently graduated from a t-25 public school with a liberal arts major. However, I have always wanted to break into the ER field but am finding it difficult with a non-finance backgroun ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 23 2010 - 11:53am -

  62. Equity Research and Accounting

    I am in my 4th year of undergrad studying finance and accounting and have been very interested in investment analysis for years. From what I have experienced so far, my accounting classes have been much more helpful in learning how to better analyze poten ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 16 2013 - 12:20am -

  63. Equtiy Research to MBA???

    Hey, Just hoping you fellow monkeys could help me out with a serious concern that's been bothering me. I recently received an offer for an Equity Research Associate position at a major bank but the reason why I haven't been able to take the offe ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 8 2012 - 8:11pm -

  64. Overvalued or Undervalued?

    EPS and other ratios just compare stock prices, I really don't understand why this is basis for an equity output. I'm looking at some reports and all they discuss is these ratios. I'm looking to go into this area, I'm a sophomore, but ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 9 2012 - 1:18pm -

  65. Franz Kafka & Hanging Your Own Shingle

    Anyone here a fan of Franz Kafka? He wrote a great story called "The Metamorphosis" and the story's main character, Gergor Samsa is in quite a pickle, work-wise, and fears for his livelihood: I will get dressed immediately, pack my samples, ...

    9 comments - 1 silver bananas - Sep 4 2013 - 12:45pm -

  66. Equity Research to Corp Dev- Is it possible to make this switch?

    After working as an equity research associate for a couple of years, is it possible to exit into a corp development role at one of the companies in your coverage universe? Is it a viable exit strategy for someone in ER? exit opportunities Equity Research ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 11 2016 - 2:45pm -

  67. Equity Research article.. your thoughts??

    I am an MBA student interested in equity research and I wrote an article at seeking alpha for which I was hoping to get feedback from the pros here. I have had success getting couple of interviews for the associate position but have had hard luck cracking ...

    12 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jun 30 2011 - 3:05pm -

  68. Another recent grad at the cross-roads

    Recently, I've been encountering numerous threads like this one, but, since my story and background are somewhat non-standard, I'm suspecting, that I might get different recommendations. My profile can be summed up as follows: * B.S. in Finance, ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 24 2011 - 7:03am -

  69. What is your favorite, non-obvious, Bloomberg function?

    Bloomberg has some insane capabilities, not all of which are widely known. Maybe that's just because I'm new into my buy-side role (Fixed Income). My favorite function: "SPLC"...shows you a company's entire supply chain (vendors / ...

    5 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jul 11 2019 - 11:45am -

  70. Associate in Buffalo?

    Does anyone have any opinion about Research Associate position in a bulge bracket bank's sell side research group in Buffalo. I really like the analyst but Buffalo seemed not like an ideal position for equity research. Any thoughts from someone who h ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 22 2010 - 1:41pm -

  71. Financial statement analysis help

    I'm Looking at a company who uses the direct method to get to CFO. Cash Receipts from customers is $7bn but revenue as recorded on the IS is $6bn. Receivables only fell by c.200m so I'm not sure where the rest of this $800m is coming from. Any i ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 16 2014 - 12:08pm -

  72. rip apart my resume please- Canadian University student resume

    Hi I am a third year BBA (starting sept 2014) at a semi-target canadian university looking to secure an equiry research or investment banking summer job next year. Please critque on the formatting, job description and overall look of it and how it is. Sid ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 16 2014 - 5:28pm -

  73. In College- Trying to make an equity research initiation report

    I'm a soon-to-be sophomore in college and have been reading a bunch of 10-Ks, 10-Qs, and ER reports. Now, I'd like to try to make my own (even though I know it won't be that good). I really want to try it though. Can anyone tell me how exac ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 19 2012 - 10:45am -

  74. Finally got a job

    Graduated in May '11....had an ER internship for a while and finally got a full-time offer on the sell-side..... My question to those working at big firms on the sell-side...what do I have to do to kill it at this job and continue to strengthen my ba ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 7 2012 - 9:32pm -

  75. Would Law School in any way add value to a career in equity research?

    Assuming cost and time are not factors, would law school (from a good school) add value to the skill set of an equity researcher? Equity Research ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 24 2014 - 2:47am -

  76. relevant internship for ER

    Hey people, I am a sophomore majoring in Accounting and Finance, and hope to be able to enter ER in IBs or AM firms in Asia upon graduation next May. I currently have two internship offers, one at a boutique WM firm, and another at a big corporation doing ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 31 2012 - 4:37am -

  77. Sophomore Internship- Sophmore at a very non-target

    I am a sophomore at a very non target university, which of these offers will put me in the best position for a junior year internship in equity research:- very small M&A shop- PWM at one of the top bulge brackets thanks Investment Banking Equity Resea ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 8 2016 - 6:39pm -

  78. Are signing bonuses typical in Equity Research?

    I am interviewing with MM equity research shops (think Blair, RBC, Jefferies, etc.) for a Research Associate position and I am curious if there is typically a signing bonus involved for this type of position. If so, what is a typical/average signing bonus ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 21 2016 - 8:48am -

  79. IB at GHL vs ER at GS

    I want to do investment banking more but I know that GS is kind of a nice stamp for my resume...I'm currently being considered for GS but I have an offer for IB at a boutique. What should I consider before I decide? Goldman Sachs greenhill Equity Res ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 9 2015 - 8:28am -

  80. ER/AM Resume....tear it apart

    I made a forum about a week ago but didnt get a whole lot of responses on the actual content. Hoping someone can take some time and tear this apart. http://www.razume.com/documents/22357 resume Equity Research Review ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 29 2011 - 9:45pm -

  81. Where to Find sell side Research Report

    Hi, I work for a sell side research firm, does anyone know where one could find good sell side reports for free? (equity, HY, macro, commodities, anything that relates to investment analysis on certain security) Equity Research sell side ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 10 2013 - 2:18pm -

  82. Sell Side ER vs. Buy Side Ops (special circumstances)

    I'm pretty sure I know the answer already but I'm not familiar with the equity research world so I wanted to get opinions on this. Under the given circumstances, I was wondering which path would be best to ultimately become a buy side analyst. T ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 20 2011 - 7:41am -

  83. Compensation range for ER?

    I've worked in ER at a MM bank for ~2 years and I was wondering what "average" compensation would be at a BB or another bank. I'm currently making ~$75K in salary. Is that comparable to other firms and what's the typical trajector ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 3 2015 - 1:57pm -

  84. First people in the office

    Are ER analysts and associates always the firsts ones in the office every morning? If so, what time? It seems that they have to prep before briefing traders and obviously that has to be done well before market hours Equity Research ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 15 2011 - 3:56pm -

  85. Worth it or Not?

    Hi everyone, I've recently been accepted as a junior transfer at Villanova. However, I'm really not sure if Villanova is worth it for going into equity research one day or just entering the financial industry in NYC. I know that Villanova is gre ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 5 2013 - 6:00pm -

  86. How does equity research work in Asset Management

    Hi, I have a year of investment banking experience, but have decided equity research is a better fit for me, and is what I am pursuing. I arranged an interview with the asset management division of a BB. My question is this- how does research work on the ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 6 2011 - 12:03am -

  87. That Awful Moment When You Realize...

    You'll be facetiming it up from 2pm-8pm. What do y'all do to combat the agony of facetime and make yourself look productive? Equity Research facetime ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 12 2015 - 5:35pm -

  88. Quit full time job for unpaid internship?

    Purely hypothetical at this point. Here's my situation: I'm currently working full time at a glorified back office job that offers little room for growth and certainly not a path to get me to where I ultimately want to be (that would be buy side ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 15 2013 - 6:57pm -

  89. JP Morgan AM- Equity Research

    Wondering if I could get some color on JPM Equity Research, under Asset Management in the Investment Management arm. Locations/prestige/hours/pay/work/exit ops Thanks jpm Morgan Equity Research ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 5 2010 - 6:35pm -

  90. Credit Analyst at Community Bank to Equity Research?

    Hey everyone- I have done some reading over the past couple months regarding a change in careers. I would really appreciate feedback as I have been really thinking about starting the process of trying to break into ER. My history- I have worked at a Comme ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 25 2014 - 10:40pm -

  91. 29 year old in Operations trying to break into Finance. Help

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