Sub 1 Year Consulting to Investment Banking

Hey all, I work in a pretty good consulting firm (non-MBB, however) and deal mostly with Financial and PE Clients. I've done mostly Due Diligences for target companies. 

I am 4 months in and realize I'd rather just do the finance heavy (modeling) work that IB entails. I've also realized I want to end up in an investing role rather than strategy. During college, I was on the track to do IB but then decided to recruit for consulting. So I had a few questions: 

1) Since there is a lot of attrition in IB, would these firms overlook that I don't have direct IB experience (that's what they usually have as a requirement on postings) and give me a chance when they offer postings?

2) Is it too early to try and leave?

3) Which firms typically hire off-cycle ( I have friends at some of these firms but I don't know how much they could help out). 

Thank you!

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