Undergrad in finance with international experience. I am currently a financial analyst 2 years of experience in. I am hoping to get over into an investment analyst/ portfolio manager career path. What is the best way to do so? Is there a certain area of my current company that would be helpful for a transition to an investment analyst/ position? Should I start looking, but focus on smaller firms?
Also, I am taking the GMAT in a few months and planning to take the level 1 of the CFA either in June or next December, but I am not sure if I should take the CFA first and hold off on taking the GMAT/getting an MBA.
Any advice is greatly appreciated.