This is a very rough draft so tear it apart if you'd like.
My goal is to become a Research Associate at a top-tierfirm like , Wellington, , Capital Group, or . in particular would be incredible.
First large blackout is contact info.
Grad school was done at a semi-target public school whose undergrad program places very well intoand whose MBA program is considered top 15. I have an MSF, so it is not officially ranked.
Undergrad was done at a very well respected university that specializes in STEM fields and does poorly with finance recruitment.
I have an intense passion for investing. This led me to sell investments for a (top 3)bank as a first job out of college. It was retail financial sales, so nothing glamorous. Because I just SOLD investments, and didn't do any rigorous analysis or stock-picking, I realized that I needed to look for a career in institutional investment management. I also realized that I do not ever want to be on the sell-side of the transaction. IBD is not at all for me.
I am currently an analyst with an absolutely wonderful buyside firm. I love my job. However, due to its small size (60 employees, $27bn AUM) there is very little formal training and I feel this may eventually limit me, especially if applying externally. We are entirely fixed income, and my role is a hybrid and not very well defined due to the flexible nature of the firm. Sometimes it's, sometimes it's MO. I have taken a ton of responsibility, so hopefully that shows character.
After many years in traditionallearning the business, I would eventually like to move to a hedge fund. I would like to stay in research and not .