Early Career - Infrastructure Developer to Banking

Hi All,

I am roughly 1.5 years out of undergrad (semi-target at best) living in USA HCOL. I spent the first year in corporate FP&A at a very well-known F25 firm. I didn't really like FP&A and being tied to the quarterly calendar cycle refreshing reports and creating short-range forecasts, consolidations, etc. 

I made the jump to a renewable developer in a project finance and capital markets role half a year ago. Typically working on transactions in the $200-400MM range and covering projects from origination all the way to financial close. I have good project finance modeling and due diligence experience and will certainly gain more before I make any jumps. While I enjoy PF to a degree, I would like to make it back to the corporate side of finance and move away from infrastructure/project finance. 

Is it possible for me to jump from my current role to a coverage or product group in the MM/EB/BB space? I feel like given my current role, I could make an argument for the Power & Utilities group (that's where 10 or so of my current colleagues came from). 

Is this jump possible or will I need to do an MBA? Would I be targetting an experienced analyst role or an entry-level? When would be the best time to leave? Should I stick it out 2 years here or jump ASAP?

WSO Elite Modeling Package

  • 6 courses to mastery: Excel, Financial Statement, LBO, M&A, Valuation and DCF
  • Elite instructors from top BB investment banks and private equity megafunds
  • Includes Company DB + Video Library Access (1 year)

Comments (3)

Sep 17, 2021 - 9:03pm

Quidem est quibusdam reiciendis perspiciatis quod autem maiores. Est dolorum neque ea nobis. Officiis rem voluptatem consequuntur nam. Labore totam minima aut nisi rem quos explicabo culpa. Ut qui tempore libero dolor eos officia. Voluptatem dolores iste dolor adipisci voluptatem dolor.

Mollitia maiores nam impedit consequatur voluptas ut. Eos qui qui cumque aut. Nisi consequatur qui velit.

Start Discussion

Total Avg Compensation

September 2021 Investment Banking

  • Director/MD (10) $853
  • Vice President (38) $367
  • Associates (218) $232
  • 2nd Year Analyst (132) $153
  • 3rd+ Year Analyst (30) $147
  • Intern/Summer Associate (102) $144
  • 1st Year Analyst (483) $135
  • Intern/Summer Analyst (375) $82