How competitive is recruiting for mutual fund or hedge fund equity analyst roles post MBA? Since active management is under pressure, has that changed recruiting in a meaningful way?
I will be entering either Columbia or Wharton (waitlist) in the fall. My background is in MM PE but I am considering making a career switch to public market investing. Before I embark on this path, I'm curious how feasible this might be and what I'm up against. The large mutual funds like Fidelity, BlackRock, Invesco appear to have MBA hiring programs. Is this true for hedge funds as well?