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How To Get An Equity Research Analyst Job

A Guide to Starting a Career in Asset Management

By Gillian Elcock

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Format: Paperback, 166 pages
Published In: United Kingdom, 01 December 2010
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.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Preface 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 Appendix

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.


This book is a thoughtful and patient guide through what can be a very intimidating process. The author holds your hand every step of the way, demystifying and clarifying, suggesting and prodding. She offers a comprehensive how-to that every first-time, buy-side job seeker shouldn't do without! -- Marie Rossi, Former Senior Buy-Side Equity Research Analyst and II-Ranked Sell-Side Analyst

EAN: 9781905823932
ISBN: 1905823932
Publisher: Ecademy Press Limited
Dimensions: 23.5 x 19.05 x 0.89 centimetres (0.39 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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