HELP! Get into IPO underwriting or IBST
so i've been considering taking a masters program recently and stumbled onto this forum when i was trying to figure out whether taking one program ie. econ, over another, ie. MBA would give me a better shot at a eventually getting involved with underwriting IPOs for a developing country or possibly private equity. at the risk of sounding a wee bit obsequious, i would REALLLY appreciate your help, so heres my story:
im 25 and graduated from a UK business school which is definitely top 10 and top 20 MBA in the world but i couldn't stand living in England so i move to Canada. now i've got 2 years of experience essentially dealing with retail HNW clients and its killing me. i originally got into the profession to try and work towards becoming a quant but as it turns out im quite good at clients/sales and presentations, so i figured i would get into something like underwriting. im now down my CFA with my level 3 exam this june and debating whether a masters program will firstly, help my resume out in the short term ie. actually get an analyst position which seems to be impossible in toronto, secondly, give me an advantage if i decide to pursue a career in an emerging financial system (moscow, russia), which may be boggled down by oligarchs but in my opinion is missing the Mitt Romneys.
my logic here is that pretty soon all those engineers from china india and russia are gonna stop trying to go west and a start up boom will hit the BRICs; i wanna be the guy taking those firms to market.
overall, i was wondering if anyone could give me much needed advice because it appears no one at my Big 4 has a clue and i dont have any friends in capital markets, which seems the epitome of a closeted elton john in terms of their willingness to share. right now i'm thinking of a MSc in Econ simply because i dont think i have enough math backgroud for a MSc in Financial Engineering. also i was hoping to move to the states to get this started. is there any type of masters degree that would help me with this in the long run? either give me certain knowledge or that IBs look for?
honestly, this is the first time in my life i've started a blog post asking for some help, so pleaseeeee people help a brother out! much much much appreciated