(Senior Orangutan, 491
Points)on 1/4/11 at 3:41pm
So basically, I have narrowed my interests to 3 areas:, long-short or fundamental/deep value hedge funds, or corporate finance. I know that equity researchers can obviously continue to be in and typically do well in terms of exiting into long/short or value hedge funds (correct me if I'm wrong on the hedge fund part), but would it be possible to do ER and then exit to a financial executive position at a F500 company? I'm particularly interested in infrastructure or energy companies, so would having deep industry knowledge plus, for example, a CPA and a finance degree be good enough to switch to corporate finance? Are there any skills that I would learn in ER that may benefit me in corporate finance, or is traditional M&A banking the only way to get experience in that?