Since graduating from a semi-target in the US 2 years back I've been working for a LMM fund in continental Europe. It's a small shop (<500M AUM) but with a 20 year track record and multiple successful funds.
I'm an American citizen and want to return to the US in a pre-MBA role at a similar firm, but I'm unsure how to gauge my competitiveness against my peers who went the traditional US IB androute.
-Do LMM and MM funds prefer pre-MBA analysts with IB experience or PE experience?
-How much would the fact that I started in the EU hurt my chances?
-Has anyone had a similar experience? Skipping IB and lateraling pre-MBA within the US?
-Should I bother reaching out to headhunters?
Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks