Equity Research analyst IMC Trading vs US Global bank

Dear all,

I am currently working at a leading US bank as an equity research associate

I've recently received an offer from a competitor of Optiver which is just setting up their office in the country.
 

Ultimately if I want to move into buy side roles which should i choose ? 

a) stick to current role and look for better opportunities 

b) take the offer and continue to look for better opportunities 

To be frank I am not even sure whether should I compare the likes of Optiver, DRW with buy side hedge funds like Wellington, point72 or LOs like CPPIB or GIC

 

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