Path to success in Europe?
Hey Monkeys -- hope that you all are similarly recovering from that intense US Open final.
Like many of you, the WFH era has given me time to reflect and question what the next 3-5-10+ years of my life look like -- so my apologies in advance for the soppy post and will try to keep it short.
For background, I'm a Sr. Associate at a MM PE fund in NYC, and prior to that did my banking years at an EB. The PE experience has been great so far, and I've been lucky enough to stay on board without an MBA. Looking forward, I'm faced with the predictable set of exit options for junior PE investors. The obvious road of staying in high finance (PE / HF) is appealing, but I think it's the default choice and in my heart of hearts don't think that's where I want to be 20 years from now.
Since I was in high school, I've wanted to pursue an international career, and Europe feels most aligned with my long term goals. I'm completely ok with the reality that this likely means no $5-10M paychecks like senior buyside folks in NYC. But being an ambitious fucker like the rest of you, I do still have higher hopes than being a mid-level executive at some multinational. Which brings me to the real question...
What do you believe are the top possibilities for a US citizen to achieve reasonable wealth in the EU? (I'm thinking along the lines of MBB consultant, public CFO, European PE, etc.) And given the EU bias toward masters degrees, do you think an MBA from a top EU business school would be necessary in achieving this?
Thanks to those of you who read this far, and happy to answer any questions.