Making the switch from Risk to a Revenue generating role

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I graduated from one of the top 5 Masters in Financial Engineering programs and have been working at an IB for 2 years and am currently working in Model Validation of particular pricing models. However, I have come to realize that I do not want to just code and do math all day, which is what I currently do with my job. I want to increase my level of interactions with non-technical people because I believe this could be an area of strength for me. When I mean non-technical people, I'm thinking of sales teams/clients etc. so I am trying to find a job which would encompass programming and math to some extent but also a good amount of interaction with non-technical people, presentations etc. I have been networking with several people inside and outside of the bank and currently think that Quantitative Wealth Management, product structuring and certain Sales teams could be a couple of areas within IB where I could look to move into. My questions are: 1) Are there any other areas like this in IB or the buy-side that you may know of? 2) How best could I look to make the switch from my current Risk role to these more investment management/revenue generating roles? I have applied to quite a few such roles with no success (no interviews). I fear this could be because my first two years of actual work experience have been in the risk domain and now I'm unable to shake it off. Thank you for any suggestions. It is much appreciated.

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Oct 31, 2017

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