Investment Management at Insurance Company?
Hey everyone, I got my first full-time job offer today. I'm a senior at a non-target, graduating in a few weeks. It's really been a grind networking, applying and interviewing for the last year or so. I'm glad I finally have something to show for the work I put in.
It's an Investment Operations role in a large insurance company's investment management arm. They have $500B + in AUM, dealing in fixed income, derivatives, private capital, real estate. From what I've been told they really support internal mobility and the opportunity to jump toroles. My long-term career goal is to , and I think this might be my best shot at getting into the industry if I put in the work.
I have a few other interviews going on for roles in Wealth Management and Treasury, but I'm pretty sure this would be the best opportunity for me with my long-term goals in mind.
My question is, what are my realistic chances of one day making it to a front-office position at this company? I know the investment arm of insurance isn't everyone's idea of "high-finance," but I think it's a really good opportunity to get into buy-side asset management at a top 30-ish global asset manager. Is it attainable? I'd love to hear what you guys think, thanks in advance.