How to rise up the ranks in trading on the sell side
I received a return offer for aS&T program and am interested in trading. There are a lot of posts asking about exits, but I'm curious how one becomes a trading MD? From what I have seen, people even alternate between and careers, so I would be interested to know what makes someone good at running a sell-side , . I understand it's probably not enough to be an excellent risk-taker to become an MD, so I would like to know what separates someone who can manage a trading business well. Why are some people stuck at VP and levels and cannot rise further aside from the availability of seats? How does the skillset evolve with seniority? If that's the case, I may spend a substantial early portion of my career on the and want to be in a senior role managing substantial risk. I ask this because I think personality I'm more suited to this kind of position than purely quant, even tho I come from a STEM background.