What does an Equity Research Associate 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.

Work/Life Balance
3.7 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.8 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Equity Research Associate Salaries

Average Base Pay

$107,202 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $107K
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Equity Research Associate Career Path

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Equity Research Analyst
Nov 18, 2020

“Good for short term prospects and to start career”

Huatai SecuritiesHuatai Securities
Equity Research Intern
Nov 11, 2019

“bad work and life balance”

Advent InternationalAdvent International
Private Equity Summer Analyst
Apr 19, 2021

“quality culture and good learning experiences”

Equity Research Intern
Nov 26, 2020

“Quality work and healthy work life balance”

Value LineValue Line
Equity Research Analyst
Oct 26, 2020

“Vertical growth is quite difficult.”

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

“Networking opportunities are great.”

Renatus Capital Partners
Private Equity Intern
Aug 15, 2019

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

SG AnalyticsSG Analytics
Equity Research Analyst
Oct 13, 2021

“The company here also does not provide opportunities which can be useful in my career.”

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