How does the prestige of Mario Gabelli's Asset Management Company (GAMCO), PIMCO, and BlackRock stack up against hedge funds?
In general hedge funds>>>>mutual funds but I feel as though Mario Gabelli, Bill Gross, and Larry Fink all carry weight.
1) Are these three places seen as prestigious?
2) I am interested in being an investor. Activist hedge fund could be really cool. I am a junior at a non-target and I have gotten offers/have been invited to interview at the following places/have been told via networking I will get an interview for the following internships. Which one of these internships would best set me up for the future? Summer Portfolio , Fixed Income Summer Analyst at , Equity Research Summer Analyst at Gabelli (maybe working somewhat close to Gabelli-met him at a conference last year and kept in touch actually-but remember i'd be doing sell-side for a value investor) vs. Goldman Investment Research, &T, &T, &T?
i do not have all of these offers but I want to know where the former 3 stack up. Or should I just shoot for banking?
3) I know PIMCO and BlackRock pay well-but Glassdoor Salaries says Research Analyst at GAMCO's salary ranges from 55k to 125k. 55k seems super low? a) could this be pre-bonus and b) if not should I not do this?
I'm aware I could be being a stingy douche right now in terms of pay..