What's so attractive about joining an MM HF these days?
Given that MM's usually super stressful environments, easy to get fired, and (unless u are a top PM) u won't get highly paid relative to hours/stress why would anyone want to join it? In addition, even if someone is "passionate" about the markets wouldn't it be better join an SM? Less stress (yes I know D1 analysts aren't exactly coasting @ Solow) and being able to dig deeper to companies instead of talking to sell-side and trying to forecast quarterly estimates (stock may not even react well even if actual is higher than analyst estimates).
Or do people justcuz it's the only offer they get?