Sr Analyst @ SM L/S - interviewing after 3 YOE

Currently an analyst at single-manager equity taking on more sr analyst responsibilities. It is no secret that job security is the least attractive part of this life -- but on the MM side of that, that is generally compensated for by the ease with which you can pod-hop. Heard recently that after your third year in the industry, it becomes increasingly hard to get looks for new roles at single-managers.

If your process is sound and transferrable, why would more years of experience make you less attractive as a prospective hire? How do people generally find roles at the senior analyst level? Where do people go if they can't land new roles -- family offices, long-only's?

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Oct 3, 2022 - 9:53pm
MMPM, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Many PMs/CIOs prefer to hire relatively junior people that don't have ingrained investment styles/bias and that can be trained and molded into the process/approach which said PM pursues.

It doesn't matter if your process is sound, there's many different ways to make money, abd if you have spent 3-5 years at a growth fund, a value-oriented manager is undestandably not going to place you at the top of his list.

Oct 3, 2022 - 10:25pm
marketimer, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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