I'm looking for advice on which mutual funds should I also be considering if I want to move to the buyside.
My original goal was to put in ~2-years in SS ER and make a switch to the best HF I can sneak in too. Well my 2-year anniversary is coming up in a few months, I'm getting a little bored being a cheerleader for the management teams, and my bonus didn't give me much incentive to stay either. I want to be in a position where my research directly impacts the P/L. Long-term goal is to be a PM.
With the industry in poor shape, I thought it would be prudent to consider moving to a reputable mutual fund, especially if such a move doesn't trap you in the "relative-value world" and discourage future employers.
My ideal position would be at a fundamentally focused shop in Chicago or NY. I now cover growth companies but I love all the value guys (Klarman, Einhorn, Ackman, etc..). At all costs I'd love to avoid being a situation where I learn little while working for a closet indexer.
My current priorities (in order) are
1) Learning opportunities
2) Exit opportunities
My background is
1) Honors program at Big 10 undergrad with 3.7+ GPA
2) ~2-year in SS ER
3) CFA Level II candidate
Looking forward to hearing your thoughts and advice. Thanks in advance.