Equity analysts are usually employed by a stock brokerage house or an investment institution. They perform investment research and examine the financial condition of a company or group of companies in an industry. Analysts may specialize in a single industry or a particular portfolio. A representative list of the types of financial firms that employ Equity Analysts:
1. Brokerage firms
2. Financial KPOs
3. Investment Research Firm
4. Portfolio Management companies
5. Private Equity Firm/Venture Capital fund
6 Pension & Insurance Portfolio Management
Current Job Scenario: The renewed confidence of Investors for Indian markets and availability of talented man-power for Financial KPOs has ensured that demand for Equity Research Analysts has again started growing in India.
NSE India Certification in Financial Modeling
If you want to build hands - on -skills for equity research careers in the short term, then Financial Modeling is the ideal course for you. In Financial Modeling, you will learn to gather historical information on companies and analyze company / industry performance on various financial parameters. This analysis is then used to build Equity Research - financial models. These models are then used to project future financial performance. Based on this model, investors can arrive at a suitable valuation.
Financial Modeling is a three months program offered by IMS Proschool in association with NSE India (India’s largest Certification body in Finance) . View more here.
If you are looking for a professional qualification which is recognized globally then the CFA Program is the ideal program for you to build your career in Equity Research. The CFA curriculum has detailed sub-sections on Economics, Quantitative Methods, Financial Reporting and Analysis, Corporate Finance and Equity Investments. All of these are essential tools in the planning and analysis tool-kit of an Equity Research Analyst. View more here.
Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Analysis and Modeling (Gateway to CFA Qualification)
If you are pursuing your graduation or are a fresh graduate and want to build a long term career in Equity Research, then the 9 months - PG Diploma in Financial Analysis & Modeling is the essential program for you. This program will groom commerce or non-commerce graduates for jobs in the Equity Research industry. This program follows CFA Level I Curriculum and hence will help you to prepare for Level I also. View more here