Q&A: From BO/MO to FO in Buy Side Credit Strategies
I'd like to give back to the community, which has been extremely helpful along the way. I have recently landed a credit investment offer at a large institutional AM. Thinking some fellows on this forum may have similar backgrounds and are trying to get into, I am happy to share a bit of my experience.
• Finished an advanced degree in applied science and started finance journey by studying CFA, FRM and quant finance
• Spent two years validating derivative pricing and market risk models at a bank
• Moved to an institutional AM (asset owner $50-100B AUM) in portfolio analytics and investment risk focusing on building risk solutions and reporting infrastructure, it's been one year now
• Joining another AM (again asset owner w higher AUM) in structured credit
Pretty happy about the outcome, hard work getting paid off and landing a FO role in just under three years. Happy to answer any questions you may have. Cheers.