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equity research - post MBA? [#permalink] New post 10 Feb 2010, 14:17
one role i have been giving some thought to is an equity/securities research. i have no prior financial experience pre-mba; is this a likely possibility post-mba for someone like me?

is there specified recruiting for positions like this (like there is for consulting)? or does recruiting for this role get grouped in with the typical i-banking recruiting cycle?

what is the lifestyle in this type of role? i've read that travel is involved (maybe not as much as consulting, but still significant). hours? 90 hour work weeks?

any other general thoughts about the role? (exit opportunities, etc.)

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Re: equity research - post MBA? [#permalink] New post 10 Feb 2010, 17:29
shadowsjc wrote:
one role i have been giving some thought to is an equity/securities research. i have no prior financial experience pre-mba; is this a likely possibility post-mba for someone like me?

is there specified recruiting for positions like this (like there is for consulting)? or does recruiting for this role get grouped in with the typical i-banking recruiting cycle?

what is the lifestyle in this type of role? i've read that travel is involved (maybe not as much as consulting, but still significant). hours? 90 hour work weeks?

any other general thoughts about the role? (exit opportunities, etc.)

thanks


It's a possibility without prior financial experience but you will probably need to score an internship.
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Re: equity research - post MBA? [#permalink] New post 12 Feb 2010, 06:40
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I'm with you dude...no prior experience but I'm going for sell-side research. Let me regurgitate what I've been advised to do:

1) know the difference between buy-side and sell-side!
2) read wsj every day (as a minimum)
3) buy some stocks
4) prepare a couple of stock pitches
5) take the first CFA exam

Reading list (others can add):

Real Money - James Cramer (if you can stand Cramer! explains the basics well if you're completely green but you'll need more advanced stuff later)
Enron: the Smartest Guys in the Room - Bethany McLean (how to fiddle financial statements 101)
The Intelligent Investor - Ben Graham (principles of "value" investing)

I also read a decent Warren Buffet biography, can't remember which one.

Hope that helps - good luck!
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Re: equity research - post MBA? [#permalink] New post 10 Mar 2010, 13:13
If I'm not mistaken, this qualifies as Investment Mgmt, right? Not I-banking.
I've been looking to do the exact same thing, post-MBA, and though i've been a hardware engineer for 6 yrs, i've done quite a lot of investing, and I agree with the above poster - CFA is minimum if you want to prove your interest.

I've been talking to current students and industry people, and the picture for IM is pretty bleak right now.
Hopefully it improves.

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Re: equity research - post MBA? [#permalink] New post 10 Mar 2010, 13:32
britguy wrote:
I'm with you dude...no prior experience but I'm going for sell-side research. Let me regurgitate what I've been advised to do:

1) know the difference between buy-side and sell-side!
2) read wsj every day (as a minimum)
3) buy some stocks
4) prepare a couple of stock pitches
5) take the first CFA exam

Reading list (others can add):

Real Money - James Cramer (if you can stand Cramer! explains the basics well if you're completely green but you'll need more advanced stuff later)
Enron: the Smartest Guys in the Room - Bethany McLean (how to fiddle financial statements 101)
The Intelligent Investor - Ben Graham (principles of "value" investing)

I also read a decent Warren Buffet biography, can't remember which one.

Hope that helps - good luck!


Security Analysis by Graham and Dodd
It woudn't hurt to know some technical analysis, maybe some Elliot Wave Theory, Fibonacci
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Re: equity research - post MBA? [#permalink] New post 10 Mar 2010, 18:03
wiseguyMBA wrote:
If I'm not mistaken, this qualifies as Investment Mgmt, right? Not I-banking.
I've been looking to do the exact same thing, post-MBA, and though i've been a hardware engineer for 6 yrs, i've done quite a lot of investing, and I agree with the above poster - CFA is minimum if you want to prove your interest.

I've been talking to current students and industry people, and the picture for IM is pretty bleak right now.
Hopefully it improves.

regards
WG


I believe he is talking about sell-side equity research which is not IM. You write the research reports that are used in IM.
Re: equity research - post MBA?   [#permalink] 10 Mar 2010, 18:03
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