In the medium term I aspire to break into a hedge fund as an analyst. The type of funds I'm most interested in are value funds , long/short. I am a micro rather than micro man.
IB does not appeal to me. From all I have read (all 72 pages of articles in WSO hedge fund section) it seems that Equity research is thus my best option. I fear however that by taking this route you become pigeon holed in you specialist area. My questions:
1) Is it true that you become pigeonholed in your specialist sector?
2) Is buy side investment/at IB or a mega-fund (fiedeliy-esque) another possible route, if so how realistic is it, more so than .
3) Is an MBA in a finance at a target school after 2 years in/asset mngmt a good idea or could I shoot straight for Hedge fund after these roles?
4) I currently have S&T internship atshould I ask to transfer to ?