I've been in Sales for about 5 years now, covering all kinds of different clients globally and at one point or another I've sold pretty much any product and any asset class the bank offers, from very vanilla to complex structured derivatives.
I don't see much growth in my position, and I don't see myself doing the exact same thing for another 40 years. The hours have gotten worse as teams have gotten leaner, and pay isn't nearly enough to retire anytime soon, let alone in the next 25 years.
So, I want out. However, pretty much any job in finance, whether that's at a corporate, asset manager, hedge fund, PE, requires IBD experience and sometimes trading experience.
Do I really have to start over as an IBD analyst for 2 years, or are there any other exit opportunities for folks in sales like myself?