Capital Markets to S&T

I've attempted to PM a few of the users who seem to have experience in Capital Markets, but have not received a response and figured I could just bring it to the whole group.

How feasible is it to move from Capital Markets to S&T, specifically sales? I will be starting in ECM next summer, but see my personality lending itself much more to sales on a trading floor than origination. Ideally, I would hope to make this move without going back for an MBA, although I haven't ruled it out. I have not seen this discussed much here, and would like to hear everyone's opinions (About moving, not how they feel about Capital Markets)

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Dec 25, 2009 - 10:40am
analyst26, what's your opinion? Comment below:

i have seen this move done, you can pm me for details but I think the easiest transition would be to sales of the product you have experience with from cap mkts

Nov 21, 2010 - 8:47am
Recap, what's your opinion? Comment below:
bananaitis:
Actually I am curious, too. What type of person thrive in a capital market job? Is he more like a banker, or more like a trader?

Have a look at this video. It might give you a better insight (It's from BNP Paribas).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-GTAHdwZqU

Nov 21, 2010 - 10:55am
oreos, what's your opinion? Comment below:
Bafoon:
bananaitis:
Actually I am curious, too. What type of person thrive in a capital market job? Is he more like a banker, or more like a trader?

Have a look at this video. It might give you a better insight (It's from BNP Paribas).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-GTAHdwZqU

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Nov 21, 2010 - 1:11pm
tdr34, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Capital markets is much closer to IBD than to S&T work-wise.

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Nov 21, 2010 - 10:00pm
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