Looking for some advice, from a strategy/perspective.
How can I move fromtechnology to a front office/strategy role?
I'm trying to work on something a bit more connected to the business end of the bank. I want to earn a bit more money, but the main reason is an interest in finance.
I'm currently a systems/Technology analyst having worked for 2 large European investment banks, working in operations technology, with some exposure to Treasury/finance. It feels quite detached from what the business actually does.
I've managed to get a number of pretty great references, and people tend to throw me at problems that others have struggled to resolve, knowing that I'll find a creative solution for it. I enjoy this trouble shooting type of work, but I still feel unchallenged/uninspired by most of these projects.
I've also worked outside of banking and technology in a sales department as their general troubleshooter - on some pretty complex organisational problems. I liked that I knew exactly how my work affected the customer.
I'm just looking for something which is more related to the money making side of the business again, but would appreciate some suggestions on how to get exposure to that side of things - you seem to get pigeonholed as an Ops Tech person. Do you have any advice?
What's important for getting into a front office role? Is there still any value in an MIF, or CFA? I'm in my late 20s, so need to be focussed in how I pursue this - don't just want to collect qualifications.
Any advice would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance