★ It is necessary to possess higher analytical abilities.
★ You need to have strong understanding of accounts and financial fundamentals as most of the time, what you are doing are crunching numbers!
★ Apart from this, knowledge about global and local business is an added advantage.
★ You should know about capital markets and how they function.
★ The equity analyst also needs to be a good communicator.
★ Since all the financial analysis needs to be presented in the form of reports and/or case studies, strong writing skills is a must.
★ As an equity researcher, possessing correct judgment goes with the job.