I received offers or waiting to hear back about superday results from the above places for the positions. A bit background about myself, I am a senior year student (but if I choose to do SA this summer, I have the option to do 1 more year of school and get master degree in computer science), I am into trading and quant strategies and want to go into HFs eventually.
I see the master program as a buffer and I want to make the decision based on long term career development (as in I am ready to start FT this summer). I would greatly appreciate help on the following questions:
1. How to compare BAML S&T, Citi 2 year quant trading program (I also received offer from Citi last year but turned it down), Nomura S&T.
2. The prop trading firm (~600 people) has about 80% intern FT conversion rate and pays higher than banks (~150k 1st year base+bonus with ~30% annual increase) and focuses on quant strategies, but my concern is that this particular prop trading firm has been cutting people about because of lagging performance in the recent yrs. How to value the risk in the job stability? also how to compare the exit opportunities at IB S&T programs vs prop trading firms? (both in the case of me wanting to do sth different and the firm goes under)
3. How is S&T in HK? I learned liquidity isn't as good as that in the US, but the Asia market is also expanding...I learned DB has a good name in Asia, but how good? what are the S&T exits in HK/Asia if I am interested in moving to HFs later on.
Thank you very much guys!