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You might want to consider trying to enter via the Big 4, rather than roll the dice on another MSc, which offers very little guarantee.

You could either (A) go to Big 4 as an Auditor, get your accounting qualification, and then lateral from their internally to their FDD or TS teams, or (B) just go directly to their M&A practices (it's not quite clear what team you were in at KPMG but it sounds like you at least had exposure to those teams.

The plan would be to geographically lateral to a finance centre city as soon as you can in either, and network a lot internally. The accounting qualifications are very highly regarded in themselves, and you see a lot of London-based Big 4 moving into LMM / MM PE from FDD / CDD.

Another poster has said it, but those MSc are expensive, and besides, this is a really tough market. At least give yourself options

 

I thought I recognised you from your post. You’re the same guy who has been asking this same question for the best part of a year and hoping for a different answer each time!

Going to tell you again:

Stop wasting more of your time on getting yet another degree or certification and get some tangible work experience which you can leverage to get closer to IB.

 

not at all, a buddy of mine had a hard hard life, his family didn't have enough money for college, but he got his act together, went to cc, and then graduated from yale at 33, where he did the EB --> MFPE --> HF path. IMO, mid 20's is an interesting time to be in college and if you could tell a good story around your non-traditional life experiences (e.g. work, travel, etc.), then you will stand out from almost all other candidates. gl!

 

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