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A sector report is a report typically written by analysts or investment bankers, which discusses the future potential of a particular sector. A sector report can also be released as an update to a stock’s outlook. Sector reports generally fall into one of two groups: macroeconomic and microeconomic. Macroeconomic reports cover the entire market and its impact on an individual’s portfolio if that investor holds stocks from different categories. Microeconomic reports cover single sectors within a market to determine where possible investments may be. For example we can look at a sector report and see how analysts feel about a particular industry and determine if and in what way it will grow in the future

Since investing in sectors usually involves forecasting the future success of individual companies, there are quite a few different methods that can be used when writing sector reports. They include:

Sum-of-the-parts (SOTP) analysis: SOTP is a method that takes into account the individual and total value of each and every company in a sector. This method requires analysts to figure out what the best scenario is for each business within a sector so that they can determine if the sector as a whole will be successful. It also helps to determine if one company will be more successful than another so that it may be possible to invest in the ‘best’ company within a sector before it rises significantly in value.

Economic outlooks: Economic outlooks are reports that examine macroeconomic impacts on an industry and then translate those impacts into relevant information for investors. They have been a popular source of information since the 1970s and have been used by both experts and policymakers. The reports focus on analyzing factors such as business cycles, inflation/deflation concerns, employment, GDP growth and unemployment.

Porter’s five forces: This method is based on the concept that there are five important forces that drive competition within a specific industry. Those forces include the threat of new entrants into an industry due to low barriers to entry, profitability of a particular industry, threat from substitute products or services for a particular product or services in the industry, bargaining power that suppliers have over an industry as well as bargaining power that customers have over an industry. The five forces are most often used by managers to analyse the attractiveness of their industry, an industry they are thinking of entering, or an industry that they want to gain more market share in.

SWOT analysis: SWOT stands for strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. This is typically applied when looking at an individual company but can also be used by investors to determine if there are many opportunities within a particular industry.

Bottom up modelling: Bottom up modelling is done when analysts or investors group stocks together based on underlying business fundamentals such as growth, profitability and risk.

Should investment decisions be made based on Sector Reports?

While sector reports are very important, they should not be used to make investment decisions. If you are looking to invest in a particular sector, look for publicly available reports on the sector first or take into account your own research first. Sector reports are often proven wrong and it is important to figure out why sector reports were written before investing money in them. A stock market report, which goes into detail about the state of a local stock market, is also referred to as a sector report when covering foreign markets.

Stock Performance in Sector Reports

A sector report typically looks at the performance of stocks in an industry group, which may be reviewed over different periods of time. A stock market report, which goes into detail about the state of a local stock market, is also referred to as a sector report when covering foreign markets. A sector report typically looks at the performance of stocks in an industry group, which may be reviewed over different periods of time. It may or may not include individual stocks. A stock market report is usually published by a bank or an investment house. It can also be distributed to clients via a blog or website. The main purpose of the stock market report is to provide readers with an idea on what is going on at that particular time in the stock market. It may also help inform people about which industries are performing strongly, the performance of one particular company, and more. Stock market reports usually contain data, statistics and charts of the performance of a stock over a certain period of time, which can be month-ended, quarter-ended or year-ended. These reports are often produced on a daily basis. Stock market reports can be used by investors to decide whether or not to invest in an industry group, or to decide how much money should be invested in a particular company or sector.

To fully understand the sector report, you have to understand the inner workings of the industry being reviewed. The report will not provide you with any useful information if you do not have a good idea about what is going on with the stocks within that industry.

What does it take to Prepare a Sector Report?
To prepare a sector report, an investment professional must know a number of things including the goals of his/her client, as well as those goals being able to be met effectively by writing said sector report. The purpose of the sector report is to simply inform its user about a specific industry. The information that an investment analyst should provide for a particular industry may range from the value of that particular industry to a simple comparison between two or more companies within that industry. Because this report will be periodically updated, it may also include news articles, press releases and other relevant information related to the sector being reviewed. The role of a sector report expert in providing this service may be critical to the value of the endeavour.

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Most frequent questions and answers

What clients usually engage your Sector report Consultants?

We work with clients from all over the world. Our clients range from enterprise and corporate clients to companies that are backed by Private Equity or Venture Capital funds. Furthermore, we work directly with Family Offices, Private Equity firms, and Asset Managers. Most of our enterprise clients have dedicated Corporate Development, M&A, and Strategy divisions which are utilizing our pool of Sector report talent to add on-demand and flexible resources, expertise, or staff to their in-house team.

How is Fintalent different?

Fintalent is not a staffing agency. We are a community of best-in-class Sector report professionals, highly specialized within their domains. We have streamlined the process of engaging the best Sector report talent and are able to provide clients with Sector report professionals within 48 hours of first engaging them. We believe that our platform provides more value for Corporates, Ventures, Private Equity and Venture Capital firms, and Family Offices.

Our Hiring Process – What do ‘Community-Approach’ and ‘Invite-to-Apply’ mean?

‘Invite-to-Apply’ is the process by which we shortlist candidates for the majority of projects on our platform. Often, due to the confidential nature of our clients’ projects, we do not release projects to our whole platform but using the matching technology and expertise of our internal team we select candidates who are the best fit for our clients’ needs. This approach also ensures engagement with our community of professionals on the Fintalent platform, and is a benefit both to our clients and independent professionals, as our freelancers have direct access to the roles best suited to their skills and are more likely to take an interest in a project if they have been sought out directly. In addition, if a member of our community is unavailable for a project but knows someone whose skill set perfectly fits the brief, they are able to invite them to apply for the role, utilizing the personal networks of each talent on our platform.

Which skills and expertise do your Fintalents have?

The Fintalents are hand-picked and vetted Sector report professionals, speak over 55 languages, and have professional experience in all geographical markets. Our Sector report consultants’ experience ranges from 3+ years as analysts at top investment banks and Strategy consultancies, to later career C-level executives. The average working experience is 6.9 years and 80% of all Fintalents range from 3-12 years into their careers.

Our Sector report consultants have experience in leading firms as well as interfacing with clients and wider corporate structures and management. What makes our Sector report talent pool stand out is the fact that they have technical backgrounds in over 2,900 industries.

How does the screening and onboarding of your Sector report talent work?

Fintalent.io is an invite-only platform and we believe in the power of referrals and a closed-loop community. Members of our community are able to invite a small number of professionals onto the platform. In addition, our team actively scouts for the best talent who have experience in investment banking or have worked at a global top management consultancy. All of our community-referred talent and scouted talent are subject to a rigorous screening process. As such, over the last 18 months totaling more than 750 hours of onboarding calls, of which only 40% have received an invite-link after the call.

What happens if I am not satisfied with my Sector report consultant’s work?

During your initial engagement with a member of our Fintalent talent pool with no risk. If you are not satisfied with the quality of your hire for any reason then we are able to find a replacement at short notice. There is no minimum commitment per project, but generally projects last at least 5 days and can last 12+ months.

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