S&T Trading vs. Entry-Level AM
Hello! I am a final-year UK student (top UK uni, STEM degree) and I have two job offers, both in London, both entry-level analyst: one in S&T (likely FX, Gov't bonds, or rates) at a lower-tier bank (think / / ), and the other at a firm (10-15bn AUM, mainly credit, 100-200 staff), as part of a small team. Both offer the same salary (standard London IB starting salary) and I would enjoy the work at both (perhaps the AM one a bit more, although it is less quantitative). My question is which one should I choose in terms of: a) future career openings, particularly if I want to move to a hedge fund (macro or L/S equity) and b) better long-term growth if I choose to stick to it. Which one is more likely to be a dead-end? I would really appreciate some advice or anecdotes, as I have to decide relatively soon. Thank you!