Making the leap to ER Analyst, thoughts?

Deanster's picture
Rank: Senior Chimp | 27

Being a trader (specifically an equities trader with a proprietary firm, yes still currently employed by the trading firm I am with.) for the past seven years I am tempted to make a leap into being an ER analyst. Trading has fizzled out and at this point in my life it's not worth the risk as I am looking to settle down. Just had a few questions if anyone could help out would be much appreciated.

At 33, I question would firms be interested in picking someone up at my age for an er analyst role?

My excel skills, they are average (maybe below) to be honest, would have to learn from scratch all the formulas, valuations, macros etc. estimated learning time frame to learn the basics?

Appreciate it.
Deanster