How to Get an Equity Research Analyst Job

How to Get an Equity Research Analyst Job

by Gillian Elcock


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Get an Insider's Edge to Starting Your Career as an Equity Research Analyst

Do you want to get a job in the asset management industry, analyzing stocks or managing portfolios? It is a highly competitive process, with hundreds of university graduates, MBA students, and others trying to get into the industry every year, but not many available positions.

How do you go about convincing a company to give you a job? What will the interviews by like and how should you prepare? Should you apply for sell-side research roles as well as buy-side ones? What are the real differences between the buy and sell side?

This book, written by an experienced equity research analyst, will answer these questions and more.

It will guide you every step along the way, from choosing which companies to target, to mastering the specialized interview process, so that you can stand out from the pack. It includes:
An overview of the asset management industry, also known as the "buy side".
Description of the role of the equity research analyst, including a comparison of the buy side and sell side jobs.
Tips on preparing a great resume and cover letter.
Details about all the most common interview types you are likely to encounter, and how best to prepare for them.
Advice on how to be successful once you start your career as an equity research analyst.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781905823932
Publisher: Panoma Press Limited
Publication date: 11/19/2010
Pages: 166
Sales rank: 938,561
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.35(d)

About the Author

Gillian Elcock has worked as an equity research analyst for several years at respected asset management companies in the U.S. and the UK, including Putnam Investments and Insight Investment. She started her career as a management consultant at The Boston Consulting Group. She holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and MEng and BSc degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Understand the Asset Management Industry, the Analyst Role, and the Differences between the Buy and Sell Side
Chapter 2 You Need to Have a Good Resume/CV and Cover Letter
Chapter 3 How to Get an Interview
Chapter 4 Understand the Different Interview Types and Learn How to Prepare for Them i. Understand and Prepare for the Resume /CV Review Interview ii.Understand and Prepare for the Stock Pitch Interview iii. Understand and Prepare for Case and Brainteaser Interviews iv. Understand and Prepare for the Hostile Interview v. Understand and Prepare for the Stock Presentation Interview vi. Understand and Prepare for the “Analyze a Stock on the Day” Interview vii. Expect Several Rounds of Interviews
Chapter 5 Key Interviewing Tips
Chapter 6 If You Don’t Succeed This Time
Chapter 7 Now That You’ve Got the Job: A Few Tips

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