This is a bit of an exploratory posting, but interested nonetheless. These things do tie into each other.
1 -- I'm currently an Associate in Credit in the Large Corporate space at abank. While I am not currently actively looking to make a move, I have always wanted to get into buy-side credit analysis for an Asset Manager. I know that coming from Credit in a bank probably isn't a great background, but I was wondering what my "chances" are. Other "info" - have an undergrad and Masters from a good (not Ivy) school and worked in a non-credit role for an asset manager right out of school.
2 -- Should this career move happen at some point, I would be looking for firms in Houston. Any ideas? I haven't had a ton of luck finding a credit asset manager that covers the entire spectrum (lots of energy only). Also, not looking for PE, wanting specifically bond/fixed incomebased on fundamental credit analysis. Could even be an insurance company with an arm.
Thanks in advance