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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
United States
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
Entry Level
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Equity Research Analyst

For more than 95 years, Baird has provided high-quality financial advice and services with clients' best interests in mind. Employee owned and independent, Baird serves individuals, foundations, organizations and municipalities across the country as well as corporations and institutions around the world from more than 100 offices in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Baird has more than $157 billion in client assets.

Baird's Equity Capital Markets group includes more than 500 professionals in research, institutional sales and trading, and investment banking. Baird is also home to a global private equity group that has invested in nearly 300 companies over its history.

As one of the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® since 2004, Baird attracts many of the financial service industry's leading and most experienced professionals as well as top talent from the nation's finest universities. From day one, our new associates benefit from collaborative, mentoring relationships, often interacting with senior executives at the companies we cover and getting to know our best institutional clients. The result is a truly enriching experience that provides opportunities to build your existing skills and develop a keen understanding of the industry.

Discover a firm with a vested interest in your professional future.

As an Equity Research Analyst, you will:
  • Play an integral role in the research process
  • Join a focused industry group and work closely with the Senior Analyst responsible for that sector
  • Provide quantitative support for industry- and company-specific research and assist in the preparation of financial models, written reports, and field research
  • Work in teams to cover groups of 15+ stocks
  • Collect industry data and provide a level of expertise in a sector that helps clients to decide where to invest
  • Develop proprietary research and distribute it to clients
  • Write reports and communicate findings
  • Attend company-sponsored conferences
  • Interact with covered company management (CEOs, CFOs)
  • Discuss research findings with Sales & Trading associates and institutional clients (e.g., analysts and portfolio managers at top mutual funds and hedge funds)

What makes this opportunity great:
  • Fast paced environment that will enable you to grow as a professional
  • Unique culture that values diverse backgrounds and perspectives while emphasizing teamwork and a strong sense of partnership
  • Strong investment in ongoing skill development (e.g., via training, mentorship, Baird Scholars, etc)
  • The quality of our equity research and the strength of our relationships in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia drive consistent satisfaction for our clients.
  • Baird connects institutional investors with industry-leading companies across the globe. Our focus on delivering unique relationships, resources and sector expertise garnered a No. 1 ranking for "access to small-/mid-cap companies' management."

What we look for:
  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Finance/Accounting degree strongly preferred
  • Candidates must have a proven academic record (minimum GPA of 3.5/4.0)
  • 1-3 years of relevant experience
  • Possess a passion for the markets
  • Have the ability to work within a team and on a self-directed basis
  • Excellent analytical, communication, and presentation skills
  • Advanced computer skills using Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Research Analysts are expected to pursue the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation