Did I make the right move?

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taazmingo - Certified Professional
Rank: Chimp | banana points 6

Hi All,

After spending almost 7yrs in the financial services sector (since the start of my career), I have recently joined a high street bank in their equity research team.

It feels like a whole new world, and I don't feel too bullish at the moment. Im supporting the equity strategy product as an associate at the moment and I can only do much considering im still taking exams to become a "certified" analyst.

I was in a front office role at my previous company (product consultant) and quite independent but I just feel like a glorified personal assistant at the moment (data request, mock charts etc.). I won't be covering stocks since I am in the equity strategy team.

To be honest, the strategy stuff also seems quite hard to get my head wrapped around right now, but I think I can make up on the knowledge bit in a few months.

Is this something you eventually get used to? I just feel its harder to absorb the environment since I made a mid-career move. I got a decent bump in base but ofc I have to work more hours as well.

Any thoughts, advice or comments would be much appreciated.

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Comments (3)

Feb 22, 2018

ER has a 1 year learning curve.

Feb 22, 2018

Thanks for the comment! I was expecting 3-6 months but wow, okay.

May 7, 2018