Actuary to M&A

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Rank: Chimp | 3

Needed some advice:

I currently work as an actuarial associate at a large consultancy and have been offered a job in M&A at a BB.

Have some level of exposure to IB as I worked in markets prior to working as an actuary - so know about the lifestyle etc...

My main issue is that I am not sure how the M&A market is shaping up - in particular in Europe. Do you guys think it is a good time to join M&A in a junior role or to hold out and continue working as an actuary.

Comments (3)

Oct 20, 2012

You should absolutely take the junior role in M&A if it is something that interests you. Assuming you have passed a good chunk of your exams, you'll always be able to find a job in the actuarial field. The reverse may not be true.

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Oct 20, 2012

Thanks - its been a pretty tough decision for me. I still have a long way to go with exams - only really scraped the surface. If I take the job - might still try and do the qualification over a longer period of time

Oct 20, 2012