Career Question: FICC Vs. Commodities HF

Currently looking interviewing with 2 different funds and need some advice. For color on the situation, these are the 2 positions:

1- Research Assistant @ Repo FICC fund that will include working with multiple types of securities of which include IG debt, ABS & MBS.

2- Junior Commodity Trader @ Family office (ex HF converted). Work will include analyzing Wheat, Corn, Cocoa, Sugar, and Corn markets.

Both positions are at small firms with less than 30 people and offer the ability to have a very high tough experience. My question is, that given these two opportunities, which one would you choose solely on upward career trajectory. From what I understand there are less seats on the commodity side and ergoe less opportunity for TC growth (?)down the line. Based on conversations with my network it also appears that FICC funds are more stable and less prone to blow up. Curious to know, what are your thoughts on the two and which you would choose for the opportunity and upward potential alone. I’m interested in both for good reasons just want to go into the opportunity with eyes wide open.

Note: My background is as a niche physical commodity trader (3YOE) which in my opinion offers very little skill to these positions.

 

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