I am currently thinking about a move from practice in a City law firm into private equity or work with a sovereign wealth fund (perhaps in the Middle East as I have lots of family in the region).
I graduated from Oxbridge with a law undergraduate and master's degree (both with distinction) and I'm nearing the end of my training contract at a top 5 London law firm. I cannot, however, see myself in the legal sector long term.
I would be very grateful for people's views on how easy / common it is to move from the legal sector into the above industries (especially private equity) and what the best route for this would be. Thoughts on entry point, career progression and salary for someone with my background would also be very helpful.
Not the easiest questions to answer, I appreciate, but all thoughts gratefully received.