FICC sales trading desk
Basically, I am trying to understand what are the key requirements to join a FICC Sales/Trading desk at a large IB.
How hard is it?
In particular, how hard would it be to get the job if you are NOT a young grad, already with some year or experience?
Would a BSc in business, a MSc in Finance, some CFA, deep Fixed Income product knowledge and passion for macroeconomic suffice, and match, to get the job?
Also, how rewarding is it in terms of career path?
Do you learn some useful technical stuff or you're just a "trading monkey"?