I have a dilema,
First, i little background:
I have been in equity research for almost 5 years covering consumer discretionary and healthcare services stocks. My goal is to move to the buy-side, more specifically i want to be in a fundamental-value oriented hedge fund (small to mid size based on AUM).
Now, i have some leads on some buy-side firms - mutual funds and hedge funds, non value-oriented firms - but no real opportunities yet. I do have i couple of options to go back to equity research to cover small cap banks and healthcare services.
My dilema is:
I have been out of a job since December.
- Should i go back to equity research to start earning some money again and move to the buy-side later?
- If i go back to equity research - should i start from zero analyzing small cap banks or go back to healthcare services?
- My goal is to eventually move to a hedge fund - would healthcare, financial services (in this case small cap banks) or another industry be more well received or respected in the buy-side?
- Should i just forget the sell-side, and say i'm not going to stop until i get to the buy-side with my current background?
Any thoughts, comments or feedback???