Ops at Insurer v Mortgage Analyst at Bloomberg

Hey Guys,

I have two offers, and I'm trying to make the right decision based on my long term goals. I eventually want to break into RE Investment Management. They are:

  1. Investment Ops Rotation Program at a top insurer
  2. Mortgage Analyst at Bloomberg

Any insight would be appreciated regarding the better position. Which would be a better place to start/better name on my resume for a move down the road?

Comp is slightly higher at Bloomberg.

Thanks.

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Feb 19, 2010 - 1:17pm
boscfa, what's your opinion? Comment below:
re_88:
Hey Guys,

I have two offers, and I'm trying to make the right decision based on my long term goals. I eventually want to break into RE Investment Management. They are:

  1. Investment Ops Rotation Program at a top insurer
  2. Mortgage Analyst at Bloomberg

Any insight would be appreciated regarding the better position. Which would be a better place to start/better name on my resume for a move down the road?

Comp is slightly higher at Bloomberg.

Thanks.

Hmmm...no real clear cut choice, but I would go with option 1. For all the great things that Bloomberg is, it doesn't invest any money. A top insurer invests heavily and likely has decent exposure to real estate. Do the rotational program, try to get as close as possible to real estate investments, and look to build the skill set for RE investment mangement and build your network internally. Leverage this experience, skill set and network into an oppty with the insurer's RE team or an external manager.

Feb 19, 2010 - 5:10pm
LAWM, what's your opinion? Comment below:

He said OPS rotation Stick to bloomberg, you'll build more transferrable skills.

Feb 20, 2010 - 11:07am
re_88, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Thanks for the responses. The only thing about the ops rotational that's steering me away is the fact that the work I'd be doing is completely irrelevant to the real estate industry. However, at Bloomberg I'd be working mostly with mortgage products and learning the ins and out of the mortgage business (very relevant to RE). So, I was thinking it would be easier and more useful to leverage the skills from Bloomberg when I look to transfer. What do you think?

Feb 21, 2010 - 8:30pm
LAWM, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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