Buy Side vs. Sell Side. Buy-Side. Sell-Side. Sell-side professionals issue, recommend, trade and "sell" securities for the investors on the buy-side to "buy" for their clients. Asset managers who represent individual and institutional investors
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Sell-side professionals issue, recommend, trade and "sell"
securities for the investors on the buy-side to "buy" for their clients.
Asset managers who represent individual and institutional investors
“Buy” assets with the goal of increasing client wealth
Make money from performance commission and maintenance fees
Use only public information
Represent institutions who want to raise capital
“Sell” debt and equity products and research to the buy-side
Make money off of trading commissions and transaction fees
Have access to private information
“If you like fast-paced, deal-oriented work, are at ease with numbers and analysis, have a tolerance for risk, and don't mind putting your personal life on hold for the sake of your job, then investment banking may be a great career choice.”
Investment banks provide underwriting and advisory services to institutional clients
Serve as ‘consultants’ to companies in need of capital
Bulge Bracket, Middle Market, Boutique Firms
Sell Side: Sell side equity research falls under the investment banking umbrella
Buy Side: Mutual funds, asset management firms, commercial banks, insurance companies, and pension funds all hire research analysts and associates to analyze their investment direction
Equity analysts typically have a gift for mathematical analysis and number crunching, proficiency with computers, above-average writing skills, a strong interest in economic trends, and high standards of personal integrity.
Provide timely, in-depth analysis of companies, industries and the world economies
Develop incredible expertise in specific industry or product
Held accountable for research and recommendations