Former Senior Associate with Raymond James Financial
over 2 years ago
Associates are typically hires from undergrad programs. Sr Associates are typically experienced and/or from MBA programs. The work and hours are very demanding but you learn a lot particularly about a specific industry since the research coverage is focused. You become very proficient at writing, modeling and public speaking. The sell-side is consolidating so there are not many roles for Senior Analysts, but senior associates typically move on to work in investor relations, corporate M&A or asset management.