Lateraling from LMM EU to US pre-MBA possible?

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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 and corporate finance route.

-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

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Jan 11, 2018

Waymeather, sorry there are no responses yet. Maybe one of these topics can point you in the right direction:

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I hope those threads give you a bit more insight.

Jan 18, 2018
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