I have an offer for an entry level actuary job in Investment consulting. However, my end goal is to work at a hedge fund as a senior analyst/ portfolio manager. With this actuary role, I can become a fellow and also pass my CFA exams alongside.
Thus I was wondering if this non-traditional route into hedge funds is possible/ would it be better for me to take the more standard route from a largefirm into a hedge fund?
If my entry level actuary job is in insurance instead of investment consulting, does this path become significantly harder then?
Thank you for any advice given!