IB+PE > MBA > Long-only (T Rowe Price, Wellington, Capital Group, Fidelity)
Have always been interested in the public space, but followed the standard IB -> PE -> MBA path. I am graduating from my MBA in the summer of 2022 and looking at FT roles. Can go back to my pre-MBA PE shop, but more attracted by public markets. Before my MBA, I also had an offer at a(think , Balyasny, Millennium), but I did not see a 'cultural' match, so told them I was going for an MBA and agreed to keep the dialogue open.
Now looking at Long-only shops (T Rowe, Wellington, Capital Group,, etc) as I appreciate the LT investment horizon and the stable career track. Primary question: how do they differ and what other shops should I target on my list? Primary focus is London btw, which is different from the US where this path is more common / desired / laid out.
Also, what is the value proposition to them / to me for someone coming from PE? What skills should I play on during interviews? How does recruiting look like? What does the career path / comp look like? I know it might take a while to go from Analyst to PM. Also looking at Tiger cubs, but needless to say not a lot of places available as they are basically non existent in London. Any tips are welcome!