Guys, I need some help please! Senior out of undergrad, just finished full time recruitment
Goal: Becoming a PM at an asset manager / going to a. Would like to be in public side on equities
Offer 1: Prestigious long-only
Cons: Low pay. Expected all-in range from worst to best case (65K - 95K)
Pros: well-known, lots of exit opps in AM
Offer 2: unranked, sellside
Cons: Ultimately I want to be on buyside. this bank is struggling a lot. Dont know if I'll have good exit opps to large AM/HF
Pros: Pay is ok. worst to base case is (80k - 110k). i like the people
Offer 3: Small 30 person mezz fund, not in NYC, brand name in certain circles
Cons: I want to be in NYC to build up/maintain my network. It is basically private debt, transaction oriented and exit opps are to stay there or credit funds
Pros: Lots of responsibility, great pay, worst to best case (105K - 140K)
The way I see it. Offer 1 ~= Offer 3 > Offer 2.
Should I pursue my interests in equities even if it means low pay for a couple years? Or start at the mezz fund, earn a lot, and take my chances to get back to equities? Should I even consider Offer 2 if I have offer 1?