From IT to Equity Analyst
I am a software tetser testing the brokerage apps of an Investment bank. During my tenure here I developed an interest in capital markets and finance in general and now trying to move towards this business. I have some gained some brief knowledge about financial markets and capital markets in general. While in India I took up a course called CFA(ICFA) (an equivalent of US CFA) and I have been pursuing it since then. I have completed subjects like Fin. Mgmt, Fin statement Analysis, Equity and Fixed Income valuation, Fin. Market, Quant and Accounting.
I have been trying to change career lines here in US but I have not been getting any calls from employers. I would like to ask if this change is possible or do I need some kind of degreee to make this happen? I am really passionate about company analysis and reports and therefore want to make this change and become a Equity Analyst.
Is the financial services industry open to such people wanting to make a career switch ?
Could someone share some thoughts and guide me in the proper direction.