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While you won’t exactly become Jim Cramer right away, you can set yourself up for an attractive career by pursuing equity research (and related roles).

You get to be more creative than in traditional investment banking roles, and you set yourself up for hedge fund and other public markets roles afterward.

Plus, the pay is still quite good and the hours are an improvement over what you face in IB.

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Equity Research Careers: A Day in the Life, Advancement, Compensation, and Exit Opportunities

Numi Advisory has deep expertise in Equity Research careers, having advised over 600 clients by providing career coaching, mock interviews, and resume reviews for people seeking jobs in equity research, private equity, investment management, and hedge funds (full bio at the bottom of this article). So, you won equity research interviews by networking aggressively… You presented 2-3 […]
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Equity Research Recruiting: The Definitive Guide

Numi Advisory is an expert in the field of Equity Research Recruiting, having advised over 600 clients by providing career coaching, mock interviews, and resume reviews for people seeking jobs in equity research, private equity, investment management, and hedge funds (full bio at the bottom of this article). So, you’re interested in the public markets… You’ve been […]
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Equity Research in Brazil: The Best Way to Apply Economics to Real Life?

What happens if everyone in your family is an economist? You might want to follow in their footsteps… but maybe do something a bit different. One good option is equity research, where you can combine your economic skills with finance and the capital markets. Our reader today came to the same conclusion as he navigated […]
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What to Expect in Your Fixed Income Research Internship in London

One challenge with investment banking recruiting in London is the heavy focus on “fit.” It benefits candidates with weak technical skills and sparkling personalities, but what if you have the opposite situation? Maybe your technical skills are off the charts, and you’re reliable and efficient – but you haven’t climbed mountains in Japan or trained […]
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What’s in an Equity Research Report?

Good question. Even though you can easily find real equity research reports via the magical tool known as “Google,” we’ve continued to get questions on this topic. Whenever I see the same question over and over again, you know what I do: I bash my head in repeatedly and contemplate jumping off a building… …and then […]
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From Quant to Equity Research Associate: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Once you go quant, can you ever go back? Or would you ever want to go back? Most people would answer that with “No, never!” After all, quant hedge fund jobs are glamorous, pay well, and exclude the drudgery associated with most finance roles. But the quant route is not for everyone. Our interviewee today started […]
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Technology Equity Research: The Kraken of Wall Street?

Right after we published that long-awaited article on equity research, the next question became: “What about specific groups in research? What about fixed income or buy-side research?” You’ll have to wait for those last 2 topics, but the first request is answered with this interview on technology equity research. Our interviewee joined the tech ER […]
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From Liberal Arts Major with No Finance Experience in the UK to Equity Research in… Mexico

Ask anyone what banks have been doing over the past few years, and you’ll get the same answer: “Laying people off! Cutting! Downsizing!” Now, that’s not quite true because hiring has actually fluctuated from year to year, but the basic point is true: the finance industry has shrunk quite a bit from the last bubble […]
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