I currently work as a middle office analyst at a fairly large asset managment firm supporting its HY fixed income group. I took this position because of the firm's rep and my hope wasto work my way into a FO position within a relatively short amount of time (in hindsight this was quite ignorant). Though I have received offers to "move up" within operations, I find myself discouraged at the possibly of breaking into a FO position.
Should I simply start looking at other firms? With my background how difficult is it to get into entry level banking or buy/sell side research?
CFA Level 1 Candidate
Just under 2 years of post-grad experience