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Buy Side Analyst

Updated on March 18, 2023

A research analyst engaged in analyzing stocks for investment as per its employer’s portfolio and strategy is known as Buy Side Analyst. Buy Side Analyst reports are not published for the public and they work for large institutional investors like pension funds, hedge funds, mutual funds etc. A Buy Side Analyst studies the companies with respect to markets, its financial status, state of economy etc and how it fits within the firm’s investment objective and portfolio.

Functions of Buy Side Analyst

Key functionss of a Buy Side Analyst are:
a) They study and evaluate companies for inclusion in the portfolio of these funds.
b) They also research other companies or entire sectors as part of their identification process for future growth expectation.