AllianceBernstein vs. BlackRock (FT)
Which opportunity is better for buy-side investment research?
AB: Rotational program where I'll rotate across fundamental research, quant research, and other departments. End goal is to join the fundamental research team after the rotational program. Small associate class size which I like.
: Generalist offer where I'll be placed within research, strategy, or based on business needs. There's a chance I'll be placed on strategy or portfolio management which I'm not interested in and will try to lateral into research. On the other hand, there's a chance to be placed within research (vs. doing the two years of rotations at AB). Huge analyst class size which I dislike but the teams I'd join are small which I like.
Would appreciate any advice. Thanks