I'm a 1st year (primarily Sales-) Analyst at a top AM (in terms of AuM and prestige) looking to move into a L/S equitywithin 1-2 years. I've got some through internships but still feel I'd lack behind individuals with IB experience in terms of company-level modeling skills. I could take two approaches, (i) either switch firm (switching division internally does not seem to be an option for the moment being) to Equity Research e.g. on the sell-side or (ii) get straight in (I previously had interviews with a top L/S Equity fund, so I know getting through the door is possible). What should my approach be? And is there any general advice/thoughts?