Ok guys, long time lurker, first time OP.
I currently work in a commercial credit/ underwriting role at a small bank in the midwest (not chicago... further north), am mid- MBA and also a CFA candidate. I would eventually love to go buy-side in a fixed income/ credit research role. I know the links between ratings agencies and AM/are strong, but how will my current background translate into a role at Moody's or S&P etc?
What other avenues should I consider?
Btw, not super interested in.