2 year Credit Analyst looking to move into IBD
Hi, thank you for taking the time.
I have been working as a corporate credit analyst at one of the top rating agencies for almost 2 years now and I realized that a lot of the experienced that I have gathered are very transferable to a IBD position. I have been getting a lot of offers from recruiters to do credit risk or origination but I would rather move into IBD. Frankly because of course the compensation, but also I would like the challenge very much.
My question is: Is making the move to IBD from credit analyst doable or am I better off going into credit risk? If reasonably doable, what would be the best route to initiate the connection?
A bit of background:
- Graduated from a non-target college with a 3.7 GPA. Accounting Major
- Built financial models, 3 statements, quarterly cash flow, liquidity analysis models, recaps and M&A
- Worked in major M&A deals and regularly interact with C-suite at companies
- My responsibilities include understanding credit agreements, covenant packages, building financial models, creating issuer/investor presentations, credit monitoring, liquidity assessments
Thanks again for your time.