As the influence of AI starts creeping in on an analyst’s portfolio, they’re under pressure to find more exclusive information the AI might not be able to discover. The analysts changed how they did their jobs, the researchers found, from asking more complex questions on earnings calls to spending more time on tasks that require their soft skills – answering emails, meeting with clients and trying to get meetings with firm managers for better intel.

Many analysts shifted their coverage, abandoning stocks being tracked by AI in favor of those they could study through their more traditional practices.

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