Top 10 Equity Research Firms ranked by

The Top 10: Equity Research Firms

The team at rated equity research providers in North America and Europe based on survey work that we conducted this month. These firms produced the highest rankings.  Our survey focused on two critical factors that lead to employee satisfaction, culture and compensation.  

Most of the firms that scored well are small and specialized boutiques.  Landing a job at these places is very hard.  Equity Research Analysts who land a gig on any of these teams should consider themselves lucky! Our research work shows that even those individuals who worked at these firms for a short stint of less than two years went on to work at top tier asset managers down the road, which often is a goal for sellside research professionals.

Careerhedge Top Ten: Equity Research Firms(Ranked on "Culture & Compensation" Survey, not listed in ranked order)

MoffettNathanson Research
Wolfe Research
Leerink Swann
Longbow Research
MKM Partners
Cowen Group
Cleveland Research
Zelman & Associates
Vertical Research Partners
Baird & Co