Hey guys, was looking for some guidance - any input would be highly appreciated.
I'm a second year capital market analyst. Majored in Econ from a target. Not with much of surprise, I find myself with zilch exit opportunities. The PE shops are looking for , for HFs I don't have a Masters / Phd or a Trading / Quant background. That being said I've managed to obtain a and a interviews my first year due to my keen interest in quant fin. Now, I'm faced with a few options and I just can't decide with certainty which one to follow. I'd also like to add that I'm currently doing a part-time masters in statistics one of the top 2 programs in the world.
1# Complete a third year and then apply to B-school. This I guess would be focussed on a move to PE / Fundamental HFs
2# Complete a third year, apply for Masters/Phd at the school I'm doing the PT program
3# Try lateraling for the third year in S&T/ Quant. HR has arranged an opportunity for 2nd years to apply to S&T/Quant
4# Apply to a MFin/MS Stats program now for Fall 2013 (This is taking a view that there's no point wasting time in Capital Markets at all)
As for interest, after working with both traders and bankers, I've realized I'm almost equally interested in both. I like pricing structured products as much as valuing a Company.
PS - Since eye candy is almost as worthy as a USD note, I thought I'd compensate for the help with it.