IBD at Regional Office (Frankfurt/Milan/Paris) vs. Top MSc and LND Recruiting
so I applied to the BB banks and top boutiques in London but wasn't fortunate enough to receive an offer for FT2014. Although my academic performance is quite good and my experience is competitive as well (top banking internships in a continental European country), I guess the fact that my home university is an absolute non-target and my weak high school grades seem to prevent me from getting invitations in London.
However, I do have the possibilty to join a top independent advisor (think Greenhill / Lazard / Rothschild) in my home country in Continental Europe. Additionally, I'm currently studying for the GMAT.
I'm interested in joining a L/S hedge fund in London after a few years of banking, so the question is:
*Do I have the chance to recruit for a L/S hedge funds in LND coming from a regional office of a top boutique or will these funds only recruit from banks in London?
I'm undecided whether to pursue a MSc in Finance (LSE, SSE, Bocconi, ESCP etc) and give London recruiting another shot or just take the regional office offer and try to get in front of HF somehow.
(Btw, I'm not interested in joining any PE megafunds or sth. like this)
Thanks for your insights.