Sales and Trading vs Investment Management
I am a beginner to finance looking into various summer internships.
I have an interest in stock market investing in particular.
I would say the priority for my internship (as it would be for most) is to learn as much as possible whilst also hopefully getting a prestigous name on my resumé to make it easier to get my foot in the door for later jobs. Naturally I have been interested in sales andas well as .
I have searched elsewhere but have little success finding the following:
How do investment management firms (State Street,, Wellington, etc) match up against and trading (MS, Goldman, , , etc) in terms of prestige - what would the better path be in the theoretical world of receiving an offer from everyone and everything I applied to lol.
Also I have seen a few roles such as prime brokerage lie inside of sales and trading - are these less desirable (e.g. they may be middle office roles?)
Essentially, how would you rank roles at each of these firms in terms of the best choice?