Lunch with Fund ManagerO
A few weeks ago I sent my CV and a sample equity research report to a fund manager at a fund I would really like to work at. I asked him if I could meet up with him for a quick drink and a chat about how he got into the industry. Today I received an email from him asking if I would like to meet up for lunch. He also told me his fund had recently bought the stock I sent the ER report on.
I have a few questions and would be grateful for your advice.
1) I will be coming from my current job (sell-side) where we dress business casual, should I wear a full suit or just go as I am?
2) I have sent this guy my CV so I am assuming he knows or expects me to ask him about any opportunities at his fund. Am I correct in thinking this?
3) Should I just use this meeting to build a foundation or just come out and say that I'm interested in working at the fund if they have space? Obviously I wouldn't just jump into this but if the convo goes well I would ask about this.
4) Should I offer to pay for the meal? I'm not a student lacking money but at the same time this guy obviously makes more than me, would it seem a bit silly of me to offer to pay?
Thanks a lot and I appreciate any advice!