After joining DFA (500+ billion AUM), I'm curious about possible exit opportunities for someone interested in remaining in mutual funds with the eventual goal of becoming a PM. My current role was received through OCR and is a mixture of research using Python/SQL and more mundane day to day tasks like portfolio reconciliation and data requests, etc. I'm happy with it as an entry level job, but will likely move to another firm before business school to make my resume look better for IM recruiting (assuming this move is even necessary).
I've seen a couple great entry level programs with high turnover that hire quite a few people with "at least 2 years of experience in equities" at places like Capital Group who hire people with a pretty wide range of backgrounds. Given my experience in mutual funds, top 5 undergrad degree, etc., do you think I could get an interview at somewhere like Capital Group for entry level ER? I'm confident I'm technically prepared for these roles, but without a huge name on my resume/connections I'm unsure if I should try to get a year of experience in sell side ER before moving to a bigger mutual fund or if my years at Dimensional will make a direct change possible. Thanks a lot and any additional advice for what sort of roles I should consider is greatly appreciated