Background: Graduated college in 08 and work for an accounting firm in their Asset Management practice.
An opportunity has recently presented itself for me to go out to Bangalore, India for 6-18 months (I'm trying to go for the shorter end of this). Part of my responsibility would be to be a liaison b/w our financial services office and our India office. It would give me a great opportunity to help shape our practice and have an impact on the whole process. It would give a tremendous experience in teaching and mentoring that would be harder to obtain in the states at my current level.
I'm pretty set on taking this opportunity. My question is (to those of you with experience) what the hedge fund landscape is in India. Being such a young economy, I'm guessing it is all very primitive. What about the future? Is there a future for India in the asset management field or is it destined to be a location for back office operations?
I'm trying to get an idea of how this can shape my career outside of my current firm if/when I decide to move on.
Any experience or references would be appreciated. Thanks.