I'm a second/third year analystPrivate Bank in the Southeast US, and need advice on where to take my career from here. The way I see it these are my options at the moment:
- Climb the ladder at my current bank and try to move internally
- Go to business school (would only go to top 15)
- Find a job elsewhere doing something I enjoy
The pay is great and all, but the it's not the path I want my career trajectory to take. The technical aspect just isn't there, lots of mundane administrative duties, old/bad technology, and I'm afraid continuing in/ my future career opportunities. I won't bore you with more details, but would be happy to answer any questions later. Right now I need some advice on where to go from here.
I love finance and really want to pursue something more markets-focused. The investment side of the PB/PWM really interests me and would strongly consider staying at my for the right spot (very competitive). The areas I'm really interested in and want to learn more, macro research/strategy, (to PM hopefully), Hedge Funds (reach), and institutional AM. I would say my best traits are being analytical, logical, personable, curious, and great with computers.
Clearly I could use a mentor but my network here isn't the best yet and it's not a huge money center, so it will be harder to find people in my specific interest areas. The goal right now is to expand my network and talk to people in roles that interest me. Single and willing to relocate to where the best opportunity lies. To fund my current lifestyle and meet saving goals, making over $90+ a year all-in is the range I'd expect from here.
I'm here for your help WSO... what do I do? Thanks for reading and would love to hear your thoughts.