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Toptal is a marketplace for top Equity Research Analysts. Top companies and start-ups hire Equity Research freelancers from Toptal for their mission-critical projects.

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Clients Rate Toptal Equity Research Analysts4.7 / 5.0on average across 20 reviews as of Nov 5, 2022

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Andy Vietor

Freelance Equity Research Analyst

United StatesToptal Member Since April 10, 2017

Andy was recognized twice as an All-Star Analyst by the Wall Street Journal. He has been a strategist, operating executive, financier, and top-ranked industry analyst. As a freelancer, Andy advises a range of companies—from early-stage and middle-market to large caps—delivering customized solutions including effective investor presentations, dynamic financial models, and project finance structuring.

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Previously at

Hamilton Clark Sustainable Capital, Inc.

Yiannis Ritsios, CFA

Freelance Equity Research Analyst

GreeceToptal Member Since October 14, 2018

Yiannis is an experienced investment professional who manages assets for institutional investors globally and has extensive experience in financial analysis, valuation, equity research, and investment management. He has worked on M&A projects for large corporations and startup funding for the European Commission. With an MBA from Imperial College London, Yiannis began freelancing to help top management, investors, and entrepreneurs create value and sustainable growth.

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Previously at

European Commission

Thomas Robb

Freelance Equity Research Analyst

United StatesToptal Member Since January 4, 2019

Thomas delivered actionable solutions and insights to multi-billion dollar clients across the tech and software industries as a senior equity research associate at Morgan Stanley. As an entrepreneur, he understands the importance of taking extreme ownership of projects and enjoys working with executives to grow their businesses through financial modeling, competitive market analysis, and creative problem-solving.

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Previously at

Green Boost Education

Charles Strout

Freelance Equity Research Analyst

United StatesToptal Member Since January 9, 2017

A chartered financial analyst and Columbia/London Business School MBA, Charlie founded a consulting firm specializing in providing strategic and financial analysis. He also currently leads strategic initiatives at FreeWheel Media. Recently, Charlie's work has included conducting equity research and valuing non-traditional data sets. He joined Toptal to help clients leverage financial and strategic analysis to improve business results.

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Previously at

FreeWheel Media, Inc. (a Comcast Company)

Carlos Barrozzi

Freelance Equity Research Analyst

United StatesToptal Member Since February 27, 2017

Carlos, a CFA Charterholder, has extensive investment banking and principal investing experience at BofA Merrill Lynch and Resiliens Capital. He has advised and invested in $4+ billion of equity and credit investments across both North America as well as emerging markets. He consults to meet fascinating investors, managers, and entrepreneurs while leveraging his financial expertise to drive value across a variety of unique business problems.

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Resiliens Capital

Sean Heberling

Freelance Equity Research Analyst

United StatesToptal Member Since October 12, 2017

With Morgan Stanley, BNY Mellon, Sailfish Capital, and Marion Street Capital, Sean has analyzed 10,000+ companies, built complex models, and helped facilitate $1+ billion in investment transactions. He freelances to leverage his expertise in financial modeling, investor presentations, investment analysis, and M&A. He is on the boards of several early-stage companies, advising on operations, growth strategy, and fundraising.

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Previously at

Addvia Capital

Nathan Krishnan S

Freelance Equity Research Analyst

IndiaToptal Member Since February 5, 2017

During his two-decade career in Asia and the US, Nathan has consulted in strategy, valuations, corporate finance, financial planning and analysis, forecasting, and investments across six continents—ranging in value from $10 million to $1 billion. While a senior manager at Ernst & Young, he led engagements in valuations and modeling and recently left to pursue entrepreneurial endeavors while working on challenging projects at Toptal.

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Previously at

Ernst & Young LLP

Wium Malan

Freelance Equity Research Analyst

South AfricaToptal Member Since March 24, 2021

Wium is a global investment analyst with 15+ years of experience at multinational asset management firms like AllianceBernstein and Old Mutual. As a founder of an independent equity research firm, Wium excels at research, financial analysis, modeling, investment idea generation, and company valuations. He has covered 60+ global listed large-cap companies across all major emerging and developed markets, focusing on the internet, telecom, media, technology, healthcare, and industrial sectors.

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Previously at

Propitious Research

Matthew Lo

Freelance Equity Research Analyst

United StatesToptal Member Since July 13, 2020

An MIT and UPenn alumnus, Matthew has 15 years of experience at top finance firms and startups (Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley Capital Partners, etc.), working on over $10 billion of capital-raising, M&A, and investment projects. He has worked with clients such as PE firms KKR and The Carlyle Group and worked at three startups, including a unicorn funded by Softbank. He is currently working on a new startup and is always eager to help fellow entrepreneurs and small business owners.

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Previously at

Fast Gourmet Group (East China Franchisee for Dunkin’ Donuts)

Ivan Arizaga

Freelance Equity Research Analyst

EcuadorToptal Member Since April 12, 2021

An experienced consultant and CFO, Ivan took to consulting practice after a long-tenured career in commercial banking and the competitive food and beverage industry. During the past nine years, Ivan has provided key advice on several restructuring cases for companies under financial stress, has valued companies and piloted M&A transactions, and provided solid financial planning and value-creation-focused financial advice for his clients, companies from startups and SMEs to large corporations.

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Previously at

A&S Consulting

Vinaya Jain

Freelance Equity Research Analyst

IndiaToptal Member Since January 14, 2021

An MBA from Duke University and a CFA, Vinaya has led M&A projects in the US, India, and Africa, managed debt and equity raises in large companies and startups, hedged FX and commodities using derivatives, and supported one of the largest IPOs. He has worked as a CFO at Bent Pixels LLC (US), GM India, Bira91 (Sequoia-funded), and Hindustan Zinc Limited. Vinaya enjoys working as a part-time CFO and on diverse and challenging projects in M&A, fundraising, financial strategy, and treasury.

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Previously at

Bira 91

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Within days, we'll introduce you to the right equity research analyst for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
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  • How are Toptal equity research analysts different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our equity research analysts to ensure we only match you with talent of the highest caliber. Of the more than 200,000 people who apply to join the Toptal network each year, fewer than 3% make the cut. You'll work with finance experts (never generalized recruiters or HR reps) to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics. The end result: expert vetted talent from our network, custom matched to fit your business needs. Start now.

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    Depending on availability and how fast you can progress, you could start working with an equity research analyst within 48 hours of signing up. Start now.

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    We make sure that each engagement between you and your equity research analyst begins with a trial period of up to two weeks. This means that you have time to confirm the engagement will be successful. If you're completely satisfied with the results, we'll bill you for the time and continue the engagement for as long as you'd like. If you're not completely satisfied, you won't be billed. From there, we can either part ways, or we can provide you with another expert who may be a better fit and with whom we will begin a second, no-risk trial. Start now.

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