Hey guys, so I was curious at to the various paths to breaking into long only Asset Management (think Wellington, T. Rowe, etc.). So I am thinking about doing investment banking out of college (not necessarily only to break into the buy side, but because I'd really like to try it out), and I know most people use IB experience to get into the buy side for PE/HF.
Can IB experience also be successfully leveraged to get into AM, specifically at great shops like Wellington, T. Rowe, etc.? Or does IB experience count against you since you are so detached from capital markets in a meaningful way by dealing with so much private info and not really working on idea generation?
How does this work also if you are doing this? 2 years in IB, 2 years in PE, 2 MBA and then finally AM? Or 2 years IB and then can directly move into AM?
I know the sell side Equity Research path to AM is also available, but really wondering right now if a lot of people take the IB path to traditional long only AM (not HF). Also, are there are any other traditional paths to getting into AM as well?