The “sell side” generally refers to financial analysts employed by brokers and investment banks.
The work of analysts employed by these firms consists of producing research reports, forecasts and recommendations on listed companies. These analysts are said to be on the “sell side” because the institutions they work for sell investments to their clients. Their analytical work therefore serves as material to support these sales. Consequently, sell side analysts tend to make more positive recommendations than the reverse.
“Buy side” usually refers to financial analysts employed by fund management companies such as investment funds, insurance companies or other institutional investors. Read more
A financial analyst is a professional whose job is to assess companies’ financial situations. They are responsible for carrying out in-depth studies of companies in order to assess their future prospects. Read more
A portfolio manager is responsible for investing their clients’ money. Also known as a wealth manager, they work for high net worth individuals and institutional clients such as mutual funds or insurance companies. Read more