Boston AM: How Hard to get?
I'm about a year out from the end of my military contract. I went in to become a pilot, ended up coming out as a supply officer and am now ready to get out so I can have at least a bit more of a stable life with my wife. She's doing her post doc at UNC, and outside of me getting into H/W/Chicago/Tuck/Columbia....i'm not planning to ask her to give that up. Right now i'm realistically targeting Duke or UNC so we can both achieve our goals.
She is originally from the MA area and at some point we have discussed moving back there to start a family. Right now i'm planning to do IB post MBA. As i start thinking more and more about the idea of moving to Boston, i'm starting to wonder how difficult is it really to break into long only AM? Due to the fact my target schools are in the SE would that make it extra difficult? State Street Global doesn't even post anything on their website about MBA recruiting. For others, like fidelity, it feels like most end up getting roles in their management rotational program which leads into ops and not a FO type role.
Would a goal of trying to break into AM or an Equity research shop in Boston be obtainable or should i consider 2 years as an associate then start looking to make the jump? Alternatively, if we end up liking the South East, how hard would AM be in a place like Charlotte?