What does an Equity Research Analyst do?

Equity research analysts have a comprehensive background in financial markets and work under financial managers, providing them with recommendations about investment decisions. They gather the needed information to develop a complete picture of a business’s other investing options and specifically focus on securities investments including bonds, options, and stocks.

Equity research analysts produce reports outlining relevant considerations and making their recommendations. They meet with management and explain their conclusions and often specialize in a particular industry to continually monitor the conditions. Equity research analysts create reports, conduct research, analyze financial information, and make predictions regarding financial matters, and present findings in meetings utilizing strong communication and analytical skills. Equity research analysts need a bachelor's degree in business, finance, economics, or a similar study area.

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Equity Research Analyst Salaries

Average Base Pay

$164,465 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$82K
Median: $164K
$275K
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Equity Research Analyst Career Path

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Equity Research Analyst Insights

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Kayne Anderson Capital AdvisorsKayne Anderson Capital Advisors
Growth Private Equity Summer Associate
26 Apr 2019

“You learn a ton and even the top partners want to make sure you have a great experience.”

CRISILCRISIL
Equity Research Analyst
18 Nov 2020

“Good for short term prospects and to start career”

Huatai SecuritiesHuatai Securities
Equity Research Intern
11 Nov 2019

“bad work and life balance”

Advent InternationalAdvent International
Private Equity Summer Analyst
19 Apr 2021

“quality culture and good learning experiences”

AmbitAmbit
Equity Research Intern
26 Nov 2020

“Quality work and healthy work life balance”

Value LineValue Line
Equity Research Analyst
26 Oct 2020

“Vertical growth is quite difficult.”

J.P. MorganJ.P. Morgan
Equity Research Associate
12 Sep 2021

“Networking opportunities are great.”

Renatus Capital Partners
Private Equity Intern
15 Aug 2019

“didnt have too much training for an analyst; felt like I was just a regular intern at times.”

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