Why Equity Research Training?
Many students and professionals assume that their chances of making an Equity Research career are bleak if they are not from the top tier colleges. However, we have seen industry trends where skilled students and professionals from lesser known colleges making into buldge bracket equity research firms like JPMorgan, Nomura, CLSA, Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse etc. Unfortunately opportunities to learn such skills in colleges and universities are very limited as they are mostly restricted to the course curriculum that focuses on theoretical aspects than actual practical know-how.
The primary skills required for Equity Research are as follows –
- Master Microsoft Excel
- Visual Basic or VBA
- Analyst Accounting and Fundamental Analysis
- Equity Valuations like Discounted Cash Flows and Relative Valuations
- Financial Modeling
- Report Writing Techniques