How did you become a PM?
Just curious about the mechanics behind how some guys/gals on the forum got to managing a book/carve-out and/or assumed a risk-taking position of managing equities or credit.
- Did you step in to fill someone's shoes?
- Did your boss offer you up the role from being an analyst?
- Did you jump shop and start out managing a book as a fresh PM?
Also, would be curious to hear thoughts regarding your confidence level prior to managing your first book, how many years you spent at an analyst level before PM, any mentoring you may have had en route to becoming a PM, and how you became comfortable running a portfolio.