When it comes to investment research analysts, most people only think the differences lie solely in the financial institutions the analysts work for. Did you know that there are a buy side and sell side analysts that do similar things, yet have different roles?

Let us walk you through the differences between buy side and sell side with our infographic below:

What is Sell Side and Buy Side?

Sell side normally associated with institutions that are involved in the creation, promotion and sale of different financial instruments such as bonds, stocks, foreign exchange and et cetera.

Buy side is a term often used in investment firms that refers to providing advises regarding to buying investment services to institutions.

What are the institutions involved in Sell Side and Buy Side?

Sell side involves firms like investment banking, stock brokers, commercial banking, market makers and et cetera.

Analysts from sell side