Stepping stones into Research Asset Managment
A bit of background: I come from a Russell group, non-target uni (UK). Predicted 1st class honors, studying Econ and Finance. A levels AAB.
When I started uni I wanted badly to go into the banking and finance industry. Aiming for
I would like to know what are the best stepping stones for getting into the research side of AM, given my current situation. Specifically, I would be looking into equity or perhaps quant. I want to be doing research into how to grow client portfolios, rather than assessing the risk of them (so not PM.) I hear that consulting or audit in a big 4 can be a good stepping stone but not quite sure how relevant this is to investments. Keep in mind obviously I am just starting out so my career roadmap is not 100% firm set on only investments AM with equity. I mean over time I might realise I like something else more but this is where I stand as of now. I would just like to know where are my best chances to get my foot in and what would be the progression from there. I have tried to find this information but it seems difficult to find very specific info so that's why I'm asking here.
Thank you for taking the time to read this. :)