Advice for lateraling from IB to MBB as an Analyst?
Coming up to a year with one of the boutiques in London (/ PWP / ) and increasingly feel like a better medium term career path for me.
Have only a vague interest in Private equity as a long term career and would ideally like to move to an operating / strategy role within a seed stage startup at some point. I feel like a fewwould set me up better for this and give me the credentials to move to a more established series B / C company further down the line should it not work out.
Would really appreciate if anyone on here has seen this move before or made it themselves and had any advice.
When and how should I reach out to the firms? Cold messaging Alumni from my university seems to be the only option open to me atm.
Are, more / less receptive to ex bankers?
What level should I expect to come in at after two years of banking experience?
Is the interview process similar to what I can find online about the graduate interview process?
If I want to avoid Private equity DD projects and maximise variety of experience and travel are any of the firms better for this in London?
Sorry for the long list of questions but am feeling fairly clueless about this move so would appreciate any and all advice!