Being part of such a fast paced, global function as technology at Fidelity does have its challenges, but means I find that work is always interesting which for me is the key and means and no day is ever quite the same. I think i learnt more form the experiecne rather than exactly enjoyed it as you are thrown in the deep end a little - whcih is wonderful for learnign and pciking up things fast but is of course a challenge!
The work was very challenging, and independent. I was given four stocks to analyse over eight weeks, and give recommendations every two. I was expected to develop over the eight weeks, and learn by myself with guidance from two ex-fund managers and a director of research. One particularly good aspect were weekly lunches with senior members from each department of the company, allowing us to learn more about the company and industry.
It was a fantastic opportunity to see how the asset management industry works and what an equity research analyst does on a day to day basis. While the actual research we carried out was very interesting and I learned a lot, I also realised that equity research is not something I would want to do as a full time job.