Sell-side ER to buy-side conundrum: Staples vs. Energy
Without providing too many revealing details, I did sell-side ER for a small handful of years covering the consumer sector, grabbed my MBA from H/S/W, and interned at a few hedge funds during the program.
My goal is to continue to pursue buy-side opportunities; which of these sell-side seats would likely appear more attractive and ideally be more of a poaching/transition magnet?
Top 3 BB by II ranking standards, on a ~1-3 ranked II team. However, the team covers one of the Energy verticals.
Top MM firm in top 10-15 by II ranking standards, on a new'ish team that's barely cracked the top 10 II rankings for their space - Consumer Staples.
I'm struggling to weigh which sectors would be more attractive vs. the II rankings which are the only proxy I have for the buy-side's view of the teams themselves. Any help would be greatly appreciated.