Breaking into public equity from MM IBSubscribe
I graduated from a non-target school on the west coast but I networked my ass off and was able to get an offer from MM IB in NYC (I would say mid-tier, well known bank). I'm in a P&U coverage group and I really enjoy the sector (reading about it, learning about the industry drivers etc). The deals that we do are extremely asset heavy and very repetitive (in the end it's just about generating power and basically revenue and expense lines are always the same). Due to the repetitive nature of the deals I know that at some point the work will become boring even if I switch to the buy side because the process will be similar.
That's why I would like to get into public equity, which I think is far more interesting than private equity, especially in asset heavy sectors.
What would be the best way to break into buy-side public equity with my back ground (asset heavy IB + non-target school + IB is my 2nd gig out of college)? I should also highlight that I am the most interested in P&U/energy, metals and mining, and real estate.
Would hedge funds even look at my resume? What about public equity position at AM or MF?
Any tips would be appreciated.