Satellite IB to London HF

Hi all,

Currently a second year IB analyst at a BB in Australia, seeking to move to a London L/S HF (preferably SM) in 2023.

Looking to politely tap the WSO UK HF community for guidance on some questions I have:

  1. I have 18-24 months before I want to start my HF role. To maximise my HF candidacy during this interim period, am I better off:(a) staying in IB (getting solid modelling exp atm) and making the move when I'm an associate;(b) moving to PE this year; or(c) running at an Aussie HF seat this year (likely no familiarity at London HFs); 
  2. How much will the lack of a London network impact my chances? Open to solutions
  3. When making the move to a HF in my 3rd / 4th year, will my experience by recognised or will I join a cohort of people in their 2nd year?
  4. Is setting up international sponsorship an issue for SM funds? Assume MM is fine.
  5. Are virtual interviews acceptable? Or will I have to move to London with another job / without a job before I can interview?

Appreciate any and all responses. Thanks!

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Comments (6)

Aug 25, 2021 - 11:24am

Oz-Medici, bummer your thread hasn't had a response yet. Maybe one of these threads could point you in the right direction:

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If those topics were completely useless, don't blame me, blame my programmers...

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Sep 9, 2021 - 4:40am

Bump! another Aussie interested in SM L/S.

If you don't mind me asking are there any reasons why you wouldn't choose to go Aussie L/S like Magellan/Platinum/Antipodes/Montaka

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