I need some career advice badly as I have had a tough time furthering my career into the quant AM/Hedge Fund world. Interested in pursuing Fama/French or quantamental type strategies.
- Undergrad degree in Finance (~ 3.2 GPA)
- 3 years of experience in institutional equities trading (sell-side)
- 4 years of experience in quantitative strategies implementation (not a PM but a trader/implementation of the strategies).
- Focused my career mostly on programming and quantitative research skills, rather than furthering my education and true fundamental/finance skills.
- Get into research/associate level roles in more quantitative asset managers (Acadian, DFA, AQR) or quantamental type hedge funds/RIAs.
- Willing also to help fundamental shops leverage technology in their current process.
GRAD SCHOOL ?
I would preferably like to avoid studying for the GMAT or GRE and would need part-time/online options.
- Should I pursue a Ms. Investment Management at BU (CFA related material) to balance out my quantitative background or pursue a part-time MBA from a non-target school (Illinois Gies or BU)?
- Does the concentration of a Masters matter?