Equity Research requires One to be Good in Accounting & Ability to Read Markets Well – says Akshay Mehra

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Work-Life Balance

Job Security

Income Potential

Work Culture

Importance of Education

Recognition

Profile Details

Name – Akshay Mehra
ProfessionEquity Research & Investment Advisory
Designation – Research Analyst
Organisation – Investment Goal
Age – 24
CityJabalpur
Work Experience (Years) – 5
Under-Graduation – BCom (TAX), Renaissance College Indore
Post-Graduation – MBA (Finance+HR), Apex Institute of Management Indore

Please give us a summary of your Career.

I started working with the company (Investment Goal) along with my studies. Later, I passed an exam called NSIM, conducted by the government of India, which is required to be an authorized Research Analyst.

Please describe your current Job Responsibilities as a Research Analyst.

My day to day work requires me to monitor BSE i.e Bombay Stock Exchange and NSE i.e. National Stock Exchange. We have many Client companies, who invest through us in equities and we manage their portfolio. My job requires me to study various equities and recommend them the exit and entry strategies, to make sure that my client’s keep earning profits. I also deal with the client and give them the current scenario of the market and tell them how much return they can get from the current market scenario.


Average Income as a Research Analyst in the current scenario

Starting out/Fresher – 2-5 Lakhs Per Annum
5 Years of Experience – 5-10 Lakhs Per Annum
10 Years of Experience – 40-80 Lakhs Per Annum
15 Years of Experience – 40-80 Lakhs Per Annum
20 or more Years of Experience – 80+ Lakhs Per Annum
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Work-Life Balance

On an average, how many hours do you work per day?
7-9 hours
On an average, how many days in a week do you work?
5 days
How often are you required to work in night-shift?
Never
Does your work require you to travel?
Never
Does your work require you to relocate to different town/cities?
Never
How would you consider the job security in your profession?
Secure
Would you consider this Profession Risky?
Risky

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You need to study finance either in your graduation or in masters. Then you need to clear an examination conducted by National Institute of Securities Markets.


Work-Culture

How would you rate Stress-Level in your Profession?
Stressful
How would you rate your office/work infrastructure?
Good
How would you describe your co-workers?
OK
Generally speaking, your work is
Office Work
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Importance of Education in Your Profession

Would you say that Education from top School/College plays a major role in the success in this Profession?
Yes
What level of Education is sufficient to be successful in this Profession?
Post-Graduation in Relevant Stream
Would you say that Studious students are generally successful in this Profession?
Smart students and the students who are good at calculations
How would you consider the Cost of Education post 12th?
OK
At present, which institutes are best for the education of this profession?

PSA and CMP degree courses. Edu Christine offers good training.

What is the cost of education (post 12th) of this profession at present?

Around 12 lacks including Post Graduation.

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According to you, what kind of person is likely to be Happy & Successful as a Research Analyst?

First Personality Trait – Energized by people, enjoy a variety of tasks and good at multitasking
Second Personality Trait – Focus on facts and details and apply past experiences to come up with practical solutions to problems
Third Personality Trait – Prefer to make decisions using logic by weighing the pros and cons
Fourth Personality Trait – Prefer to keep the flexible plan and keep options open
Fifth Personality Trait – Prefer to seek new experiences and create new things
Sixth Personality Trait – Prefer to be easy-going and flexible with life
Seventh Personality Trait – Prefer to be cooperative and compassionate
Eighth Personality Trait – His/Her Family and Friends agree that S/he is usually relaxed, calm and happy
Please provide details

Be positive. And do not hesitate while taking a risk. Decision-making skills are also important.

What are some of the positives, which would encourage someone to join your Profession?

1. You can earn a good amount of money if you choose this as a career.
2. The market is unpredictable, once you start working you will realize that one has to be a quick adapter and quick decision maker to be in this field hence on you will enjoy working.
3. This job allows you to move abroad, as principles of equities and markets are largely the same across the world.
4. The job requires you to meet a lot of companies that are your client. Hence you get a lot of knowledge of the corporate world.

What are some of the negatives that you would want someone to be aware of when considering a career in your Profession?

1. If you are weak at calculations you will not do good in this job. You require to study the stock market and make strategies.
2. You have to be always attentive, as stock markets keep on changing. You have to be a good decision maker. If something goes wrong, you have to quickly convert the loss into profit or at least decrease the looses.
3. Convincing companies to invest with you and if anything goes wrong handling the situation is a tricky part.
4. While working, it can be very hectic and stressful. So one should know to work under pressure.


Recognition in your Profession

What is your family’s view of your Profession?
My Family is Neutral
What is Friends’ view of your Profession?
My Friends are Impressed
What is Society’s view of your Profession?
Society is Impressed
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General Information of your Profession/Business

What kind of family’s financial background can maximize success as a Research Analyst?
Job (Annual Family Income upwards of 20 Lakhs)
What is the ease of starting own business in this field?
Maybe Easy for Few
How easy is it to move to a different country as a Research Analyst?
Maybe Easy for Few
Now you have several years of work experience and you have seen professions of others. If you are taken back to 10th/12th class and allowed to pick a profession, then which profession will you pick and why?

I would love to be a teacher. I enjoy teaching, I used to give coaching to school students whenever I had free time.