Offer Compare: Bridgewater/Top BB/Prop Shop
Hi there, I have got 3 offers from the companies mentioned above and I have 2 weeks to decide which to choose.
my background: in my late 20s, front/mid office quant at a big bank
my goal: to be a portfolio manager on the buyside or in a management level position in S&T on the sell side in my 30/40s
Bridgewater portfolio associate: most prestigious brand out of the three, job function is to optimize portfolio allocation, but the job sounds mid-officey and I'm afraid I will be further away from my end goal if stay in this job for too long
front office quant: I like the product this job covers, good brand name, will have a good chance lateraling to big buyside hf/hft, but it's still a sell side quant position(meaning it doesn't have enough market exposure as traders, will spend most of time debugging/coding)
prop shop: junior trader, job function is very close to my future career goal, has a rotational program(discretionary/quant trading), but job stability could be low and not prestigious enough to lateral to bigger shops