IR Professional Looking to Move to Sell-Side

Hi- I went to a top 12 school with above 3.5 GPA and I majored in Economics. I am working at a buy-side shop in investor relations but am looking to pivot to the sell-side. I am open to banking and equity research right now. I want to earn more and learn modeling skills. Any advice on how to move? I have been networking with bankers and people in research at boutique banks. They all say they are not currently hiring. I have stayed in touch but nothing has changed. All job postings that I see require experience in either industry already (which I don't have). Also, I am not interested in business school!

I am aiming for an entry level/analyst position at a boutique bank since I realistically want to stay for about 2 years (unless I end up loving in).

Thanks in advance guys.

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Jun 5, 2018

Hi finance_chica12345, check out these resources:

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  • More suggestions...

No promises, but thought I'd mention a few relevant users that work in the industry: @arya180 @postwarjapan @mt_88

I hope those threads give you a bit more insight.

Jun 8, 2018

You work in IR at a buy-side firm? So you work for a publicly traded asset mgr?

Jun 9, 2018
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