I recently started out at one of the big 3 CRAs. Given this background, how hard is it to break into fixed income research at a mutual fund (i.e.)? Should I wait and go for my MBA/CFA first?
Also a few questions regarding the fixed income aspect of a mutual fund: Which mutual funds have the best work environment in the New York City/New Jersey area? What groups are the most prestigious/ should I focus on learning more about? And what does the day-to-day look like?
This is a long term plan, so I would be looking to make the transition in 2-3 years after I gain a solid accounting and credit analysis background at Moody's.
FYI - college internship experience was in, CRA, and small family office .