Switching from M&A Analyst to Buy-Side Investor Relations - a good idea?PE
Currently a first year monkey in the M&A team at a pretty large boutique house.
I have the opportunity to apply for an investor relations position at a rather large hedge fund.
Now I'm quite limited in my knowledge of investor relations so I thought I'd branch out and see whether others know about what it entails.
Character-wise, I've quickly learnt I'm built for Sales, literally perfect for it. However the timing of this sudden epiphany is pretty horrendous as a) I havent been working longer enough and b) the industry is absolutely buggered.
Remuneration wise - This IR position will pay more, not considerably more but enough to be attractive, I'm going to bet all of my wage that the hours will be wonderful and there is also bonuses involved.
The job description sounds pretty mundane, dealing with senior investors, making sure pipeline is correct, presentations etc etc etc but is there a career to be built in it, can I switch into portfolio management in the future (I know this is a long long way off, but is it doable).
Ideally I want to end up in Sales, so should I just bide my time?