Quick bio: I have, I like to believe, a non-traditional background. I obtained a liberal arts degree in the UK at a target university. Strangely enough, when I first started, I did not even know what Investment Banking was or the difference between. Fast forward three years, a number of awkward networking events and here I am, looking to work in finance. With some luck and a lot of perseverance, I managed to obtain a job with a large wealth management company (think AUM of over USD 300 bn).
Unfortunately, I did not find the work challenging enough and career advancement seemed to progress too slowly to my liking. Rather than stay in finance, I decided to switch to a non-in the UK. Two main reasons for it:
1) I had done some corporate strategy work and thought the experience could be of great value for any future career
2) When I finally decided to switch, most IB analyst positions had been filled whereas consulting firms do year round recruiting
About my current position: I specialize mostly in the Financial Services sector with the occasional commercial due diligence work.
In terms of location, I have mostly worked in the UK but have on occasions had to travel to Europe.
Please feel free to ask me any questions - I will try to reach out to colleagues or contacts should I not be able to answer your question.