I began my career working for Corporate Finance for one of the large consulting firms and really enjoy it. I am approaching my two year mark and am looking to move to a career in what I am most passionate about, banking, specifically IB.
I was unable to land a position out of undergrad, but now that I have experience, I am wondering how likely it is to move from a corporate finance role to IB (or any banking for that matter)? And if so, would it be an entry level analyst role? I know most firms prefer to hire analysts directly out of undergrad to fill the positions of IB analysts so I am wondering if I am at a disadvantage and if i should adjust my expectations to reality and continue my career in corporate finance, and just transition from a consulting firm to a bank.
If not for aIB, would Boutique IB consider a candidate with 2 years in corporate finance for a position? I am just really interested in IB and know I have the will and smarts to be successful in the role. I just have no clue how to break in. I would use my network, but it doesnt really include anyone in IB.
Any advice? Thanks