The weak post-MBA finance job market

What's going on here? I'm a 2nd year at a M7 b-school graduating soon, and aside from banking, finance job market has been horrendous. On-campus recruiting was mostly banks and some long-only mutual funds. The people who wanted banking got it, but aside from that there are very few job postings and opportunities getting posted. A ton of my classmates gunning for IM, PE, HF, AM, are still looking.

It's disturbing since 2013 and 2014 were much better for finance MBAs. Although the U.S. economy is doing OK, finance has been getting slaughtered. My theory is that since banks and funds had a bad 2014, they are severely limiting hiring for 2015 (the opposite of 2010-2011 when they overhired).

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