Total AUM or portfolio AUM as a benchmark?
What do you guys consider as a benchmark for an asset manager to be considered small, medium, large and mega large (the Blackrocks of the world). With regard to future job opportunities, is it relevant how large the portfolio that you were an analyst/junior PM for was, or how many AUM the firm as a whole has amassed? I'm interested in "traditional" AMs who manage active mutual funds for Institutional clients.
I'm trying to gauge where I stand in terms of my future employer, and to add some info to my decision making process regarding which team to join.