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Hi Guys,

I'm pretty new to this forum and this is my first post, so let's give it a shot.

Anyways my situation is the following: I'm currently pursuing my MSc at a Top UK University (Oxbridge/LSE). After going through several rounds of recruitment the only viable option I was able to secure was a spot as an entry-level at an MBB.

Now basically the issue was that in the long run I'd like to work for a Global Macro Hedge Fund. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to secure any market side stint at any BB but instead was offered a job in the REPE arm of a BB, which I had to decline due to a collision problem with my masters program. Furthermore, I haven't had the opportunity to intern at any bank or fund before hand but I did some Academic Macro Research during the exchange term at an Ivy League University and I also did an internship at the MBB before my masters.

I'm aware that it my profile isn't necessarily a targeted towards a Macro Fund and I could have done some more stuff in order to land a spot on some FX/Commodities/Rates desk at a BB but that's the past.

Eventually my question is how I should proceed from now on (will only be starting tat the MBB later this year) in order to possibly manage a transition in a few years down the line.

I'm aware that Networking is key here but the question at hand is what should I be targeting: Macro Funds directly, BB Macro Desks, Commodity Houses or what not so ever. I can actually reach out to a solid alumni network, including the Top UK Uni, a Top Business Uni in Continental Europe and to some extent the Ivy League Uni where I did my exchange at (Is a bit harder, but up to now I was usually able to leverage the exchange status and was able to get in touch with quite a few of the alumnus).

Anyways thanks in advanced for all the inputs.


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Comments (3)

  • CaliforniaAssociate's picture

    work at ur mbb then see how things go

    who knows whats gona happen in the futrue????

  • Xolipanima's picture

    Sure, not like I'm going to go in there and just chill out. Obviously I cannot say what's going to happen in the future but again if I don't take any initiative nothing will move anyways. I'm just trying to get a grasp of what is realistic: whether it is possible to network yourself into a Global Macro fund with an MBB background or try to rather take a different path through a BB or a trading stint at a commodities house.

    But yea I do agree with you, god knows what's going to happen a few years down the line...

    Any input would be highly appreciated :)

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