Equity Research in London
I am a graduate trainee at one of the Big 4 in Financial services audit in London (yes I know, worst of both worlds). I am currently doing an ACA, and am contemplating doing CFA level 1.
Does anyone know whether it is still a possible path to go from this background into Equity Research, in London? If anyone has made the move would they be willing to dm me or comment on my thread to help out with specific advice on how to position myself to make the move (e.g. is CFA level 1 worth it, networking does it matter to make the move, good recruiters etc)
Advice from anyone with knowledge on the matter would be greatly appreciated.
P.S. for what it's worth I have a maths degree from a strong russel group. Does that matter at all? I understand prestige tends to matter in high finance so I'm not sure whether this helps (quantitative degree) or hinders (not completed at LSE/Oxbridge/Imperial/Warwick) my case.