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Financial researchers in banks provide information on both equities and debt products and indicate the advisability of investing in particular equities or bonds. Known also as analysts, they are typically focused on particularly industry sectors or particular types of bond investment.
Within equity analysis or equity research jobs, some of the main sectors covered include: oil and gas, metals and mining, retail, banks and financials, pharmaceuticals, technology, industrials, and real estate companies. Equity researchers focus on one of these sectors, gaining a detailed knowledge of the prospects and financial stability of companies operating within it. Based on this knowledge, they issue 'buy', 'hold' or 'sell' recommendations advising investors what to do with the stock.
The most prized equity researchers are those who are highly ranked by external organisations such as Starmine and Institutional Investor Magazine.
Traditionally, equity researchers have produced long written reports advising investors whether to invest in particular stocks. These reports are used by equity salespeople with investment banks and brokerage houses to start sales conversations and help provide investors with ideas of stocks to buy. As time has gone on though, researchers are increasingly expected to communicate their ideas themselves to investors and to have more of a marketing role, working closely with the salespeople.
While equity researchers and research associates play a crucial role in the selling of equity products, they can find themselves in a difficult position because they do not bring in any revenues directly. As a result, there have been accusations of bias, with some researchers in investment banks accused of writing deliberately favourable reports about potential clients in order to help the bank win business in areas such as M&A and capital markets. For this reason, some researchers now work for independent research houses. Equally challenging is the fact that a really good piece of research about a company requires access to and conversations with that company's senior management, but senior management may not be willing to talk to researchers who have written negative reports about their company in the past.
Within the fixed income sector, researchers analyse the likelihood that the issuer of a bond will not meet its commitment to repay. Ratings agencies such as Moody's, Standard & Poors and Fitch, issue ratings indicating the likelihood of the repayment occurring, with AAA rated bonds the safest to invest in and C rated bonds having little likelihood of repayment on any timescale. Fixed income researchers within investment banks make similar judgements and over a career in research will typically specialise in a particular type of bond - either investment grade (strong likelihood of repayment) or high yield or distressed bonds, where the likelihood of repayment is far less.
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|Banking Industry Senior Analyst/Team Lead||TFPL None specified||UK-London||23 May 13|
Significant career opportunity for an experienced senior analyst with demonstrable sector knowledge of the ban...
|IT Analyst||TFPL None specified||UK-London||23 May 13|
Market Intelligence Analysts with broad experience of the technology research and analysis are currently sough...
|Director of Business Research||TFPL None specified||Morocco||23 May 13|
BUSINESS LEAD, EMERGING MARKETS RESEARCH MIDDLE EAST and AFRICA.
|Research Specialist, Banking Sector, North America||TFPL None specified||USA-NY-New York City||23 May 13|
Banking & Capital Markets insight specialist required to contribute to the strategic and business development ...
|Strategic Research Analyst - Financial Institutions||TFPL None specified||USA-NY-New York City||23 May 13|
Senior Analyst with indepth knowledge of the Banking and Capital Markets sector is required by this prestigiou...
|Investment Analyst , multi-asset||Watson Fleming £30 to 50K base + bonus||UK-London||23 May 13|
Growing investment management business requires an investment analyst with manager research experience.
|Senior Hedge Fund Due Diligence Analyst||Robert Walters GBP60000 - GBP90000 per annum||UK-London||23 May 13|
|Head of Marketing (B2B - Trading Technologies)||Tuttle agency $230,000 + bonus||USA-NY-New York City||23 May 13|
Reporting to the Global Head of Marketing, Trading this is a senior role, with responsibility for how we prese...
|Research - Web and Mobile Product Manager||Morgan Stanley Competitive||USA-NY-New York City||23 May 13|
See job description for details
|Principal Economist||Profusion Group Highly competitive||Singapore||23 May 13|
* Established and reputable regulator in Asia Pacific is urgently looking for an experienced and qualified Pr...
|September 2013 qualified ACA? - Equity Research Associate role||Greenwich Partners Excellent base and bonus||UK-London||23 May 13|
Superb opportunity for a 2013 qualifying chartered accountant from a major accounting firm
|Director, Credit Research||Kerry Consulting Pte Ltd (Licence No. 03C4828) Attractive Remuneration||Singapore||23 May 13|
Exciting new role where you will research, analyse and interpret macroeconomic and industry data to provide me...
|Global Consumer Analyst, Asset Management Firm||Greenwich Partners Base £80,000 to £90,000 with bonus||UK-London||23 May 13|
Superb opportunity to join this tier one global asset management firm as a consumer analyst
|Equity Research Associates - Major Broker - Recently qualified ACAs (2011/2012/2013)/ investment bankers sought||Greenwich Partners Excellent base and bonus||UK-London||23 May 13|
Top broker is looking to add several sell side equity research associates - they are keen on ACAs who have qua...
|Equity Research Associate- European Banks||Greenwich Partners Excellent base and bonus potential||UK-London||23 May 13|
Major sell side firm is looking to add a sell side equity research analyst to their European Banks equity res...
|Equity Research Analyst - Oil and Gas||Greenwich Partners Excellent base and bonus potential||UK-London||23 May 13|
Major sell side firm is looking to add a sell side equity research analyst to their oil and gas team
|Senior Bond manager Research - exclusive mandate||The Emerald Group 90-120K plus bonus and benefits||UK-London||23 May 13|
My client is a leading investment consultancy practice. This role will be a for a senior Bond manager research...
|Equity Telecom Research Analyst||City Wharf Financial Recruitment Highly Competitive||UK-London||23 May 13|
Rapidly expanding Equity research desk with a leading global investment bank is keen to recruit an experienced...
|Quantitative Analyst -- MBS Statistics||Hudson Placement Group Highly competitive||USA-NY-New York City||22 May 13|
Dynamic MBS hedge fund has opening for statistician.
|Research Analyst - Japan||Matthews International Capital Management Not Specified||USA-CA-San Francisco||22 May 13|
This individual will be responsible for conducting both qualitative and quantitative analyses for Japanese co...
|Data Support Operator||Exane Data Support Operator||UK-London||22 May 13|
The Data Team is responsible for all data displayed on or used by the company''s electronic platforms: websit...
|Institutional Investor Portfolio Analytics (Investor Research/Risk or Portfolio Performance)||Not Disclosed DOE - base + lucrative bonus + benefits||USA-CT-Greenwich||22 May 13|
Stronger quantitative & analytical abilities coupled with 1 - 6 years'' work experience & quantitatively focus...
|Senior Utilities Credit Analyst||Not Disclosed Excellent base and mechanical bonus||UK-London||22 May 13|
Leading UK fund manager seeks a Senior Utilities Credit Analyst
|Investment Consultant MBA or CFA||Bridgeman International £50-80,000||UK-London||22 May 13|
Top Tier, Globally operating top 5 Investment Manager with over £500bn AUM have a superb opportunity for an in...
|Prepayment Modeler -- European RMBS||Hudson Placement Group Highly competitive||USA-NY-New York City||22 May 13|
Major US bank in NYC has opening for an MBS modeler with experience in European RMBS
|Energy Geopolitical Analyst - Oil/Gas Consultancy||Huxley Associates GBP25000 - GBP35000 per annum + Benefits||UK-Edinburgh||22 May 13|
Do you have an interest in the Oil and Gas industry? Do you enjoy reading and producing analysis and insight i...
|Industrials/Property Credit Analyst , Associate Director - London||Fitch Ratings Competitive||UK-London||22 May 13|
Fitch Ratings is seeking a Credit Analyst to join its Corporates team, with a focus on property and constructi...
|Equity Analyst||Morning Star NA||Netherlands-North-Holland||22 May 13|
Morningstar is looking for a motivated Equity Analyst to perform fundamental analysis, write reports and deter...
|Data Scientist - Algo Hedge Fund - London||Not Disclosed Industry leading||UK-London||22 May 13|
Do you like solving real world problems involving large data sets? If so, keep reading.
|Junior Quant Researcher - Leading Algo Hedge Fund||Not Disclosed Industry leading plus bonus and benefits||UK-London||22 May 13|
Are you seeking a post as a quant researcher, looking for a new and exciting challenge? One of the world''s l...