Can some provide an insight into the work of a fixed income analyst/ portfolio manager?

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Hi, I'm quite interested in Asset Management (regular AM, not private equity or hedge funds). if you go on WSO or similar websites, you will find tons of threads like "a day in the life of an M&A banker" or "a day in the life of a trader". for some reason, however, I havent found a thread where someone explains what it is like to be a fixed income analyst or PM at a large mutual fund (e.g. AGI, BlackRock, Fidelity).

Is someone here working in thsi field? and if so, can you provide some insight on 1. daily responsibilities (and please explain the technicals a bit as well, id really appreciate that), 2. career paths (like how to break into AM, typical paths, career prospects, opportunities, a bit compensation (though money is not the reason why im interested in AM. if so, i would probably post this thread in IBD and replace fixed income analyst/ PM with lev fin or M&A analyst), 3. work atmosphere, culture, 4. future of AM and 5. any general advice on how to break into AM

thanks a lot for any replies, insights, etc.!!

Comments (3)

Jul 18, 2013

You've checked M&I? I'm pretty sure there were a few topics concerning what you're looking for on there.

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Jul 19, 2013

I'm sure you've already seen this, but BlackHat made a really good topic posting in the Asset Management sub-forum.

It goes over what to expect on the job and how recruitment is. I haven't been able to find a more comprehensive resource than that, so I'm interested in this as well.

Jul 20, 2013

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