When to leave for buyside?
I've been infor 1 year in a hot sector with probably one of the best analysts on the street and just been told i'll be initiating on a company in the first half of 2022.
But I have always wanted to go to the buyside and know SS isnt my long term career preference. The only issue I have is when I should start recruiting.
Would I have a better shot at recruiting for LO/HFs after or I initiate or should I start ASAP? The only reason I ask about recruiting after initiating is I feel its the best way of showing the quality of my work and means I have actual contact with analysts of funds I want to work for. But i'm worried that it might mean working in SS for 1-2 years more to build up rep which leaves me at risk of being pidgeonholed as a SS'er.
Any answers would be great, especially with a London focus as I know US is quite different!