Hey everyone, looking for some quick career guidance from some AM professionals on the street.
Currently (a URM) in undergrad semi/non-target in NYC, and as of now my goal is to end up at an institutional Asset Manager like / / . Realizing how few spots and competitive it is to break into these out of UG, would it be better for me to do a sophomore internship at a in AM or in IB if I'm looking to do my real SA gig at a big AM firm. I figured if I network hard and use my current network to do BB AM for sophomore summer(while keeping a high gpa and extra curries), I would be a decent candidate for the analyst programs at one of these buy side firms? just not sure if IB would be a better move for that summer.
Would transitioning from 2-3 years at a BB AM arm to a BlackRock/Wellington be a natural move or do most people stay put or move to HFs?
Say if by some shot I worked at say BlackRock PMG/FMA or GSAM investment strategies through their analyst program from undergrad, would I be able to clear 100k base+bonus?
And last, kind of a stupid question but what's the difference between an MD and a PM at an AM, I thought there would only be PMs?
Thanks in advance