I had posted a question few weeks ago on this forum asking how hard it would be for me to break into this field and got the reply that it wouldn't be easy at all. lol. I've been in touch whatever few contacts I have working in IB and wall street to somehow try to get into this industry, but all seem to suggest that it is pretty hard at the moment to break into ER and being from abroad even harder. So I was thinking what would be a good alternate route to move into this field (besides MBA).
I'm currently working in audit in the Big4, and desperately want to move out of here. My main aim is to move to buy-side equity research, but as I described above that seems unlikely right now for me. What would a good route that would lead to a good chance of moving to ER. As per my knowledge the current options for me moving out of audit would be the following:
1. Transaction advisory division in one of the Big4
2. Working in the finance department of major F500 company
3. Working in firms like Bloomberg, Morningstar doing what I presume is sell-side research. (although even this seems a little hard for me given my audit background)
Which of the above 3 options do you think would be the best route to move into buy-side research? Or is there a better alternative to the three?
Your replies would be greatly appreciated!