I am looking to do my MBA in the fall of 2019. My top choice by far is London Business School (then Booth and Tuck). To me, all of the schools are good enough, but being in London gives me that life experience that I probably wouldn't be able to find in Chicago or New Hampshire. I was wondering how challenging it is to break into PE/HF in London with an LBS MBA. I have heard mixed things about LBS, but their list of recruiting firms is pretty strong.
I have several years of Asset Management experience and I am sitting for Level III of the CFA this June. Is it just like the United States where you need prior IB or HF/PE experience? Or are European firms/offices more flexible in that regard? Also, how flexible are transitions from doing IB post-mba and to PE/HF in London and Europe as a whole? I know in the US, it is very very tough to transition from post-mba IB, so I just wanted to know what you guys think. I don't want to enroll at LBS to pursue one of the more competitive fields just to come back to the US unemployed lol.