Finance Career: Current Events and the Market

Hi All,

Quick background - first year analyst in a coverage group at a top MM IB firm. I have had a great experience but starting to think about the next step, especially as recruiting season is already ramping up. My question - what career paths are heavily geared toward current events, international affairs, and the market? I love the news and seeing how macro events affect the market. At the same time, I love diving into businesses and seeing what drives them.

Is the most sensible career path a hedge fund? PE is very interesting, but I'm leaning towards stepping away from the transaction side of the business.

I'm sorry this is a broad question, but kind of at crossroads here as I think about PE, HF, and other career paths. I've been searching the site for a thread on this and couldn't find anything off first glance (please point me in the direction of a thread if this is covered in detail). Any insight would be incredibly helpful!

Comments (5)

Oct 30, 2018

Sorry to bump this, but any sort of insight would be much appreciated.

Oct 30, 2018



Oct 30, 2018

Emerging Markets HF/trader/analyst? Shifting to a macro desk in S&T then angling for Macro HF PM? Going into monetary policy possibly at a central bank or government treasury? Finance academia?

Oct 30, 2018

Some sort of monetary policy / World Bank / IFC / government type job is definitely something I have put serious thought in. However, I don't want to pigeonhole myself, and from what I have heard they can be quite bureaucratic. I feel like what I want to envision the job to be will not be true.

A Hedge Fund always comes to mind, but I'm not exactly sure where I fit in that space. Macro sounds great, but I think I am looking for more fundamental driven funds given my personality and skills. I do love the global aspect of it.

Oct 31, 2018