PIMCO vs MAN Group

I have an offer from PIMCO (product analyst) and MAN group (graduate analyst) and I am super confused about which one to choose. A few points pertaining to each role - 

  • PIMCO is a good brand name to have on CV, plus they are moving heavily into quant based/ hedge fund type of investing which means I will get to work on these strategies ( My education and work ex favour quant based investment roles) 

My concern with PIMCO is that the role of product analyst may not let me transition into a PM position. I don't want to be pigeonholed so early in my career. 

  • MAN group is also a good brand name (gold standard in terms of hedge fund). They are a quant player but they also have a fundamental and real estate arm. I don't want to spend time doing fundamental analysis but I will have to do that for 6-months as a graduate analyst. 

Concern with MAN group is that career progression is not very certain here, and their non-quant strategies are not that strong. 

Please help me in choosing which is a better company and role.

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Comments (3)

Nov 24, 2021 - 5:27pm

The Career progression worries you have at Man are completely irrelevant for the simple fact that the role at Pimco you will likely have to leave anyways to get to where you ultimately want to get to as the likelihood of you transitioning over to Research or a Portfolio Management position are very slim at the firm. So either way you will be leaving after 2years if your goals remain the same. For that I'd go Man and I don't even necessarily think it's even close.

Nov 25, 2021 - 12:53pm

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