CFA career prospects in UK
Ever since graduating 4 years ago I have been working as a buy-side equity analyst at a French intermediate-sized boutique asset manager (not a tiny one but mid-sized) where I am also involved in fund management. Lately I have been trying to move into a similar position at a bigger AM firm in London but I never reach the interview stage and my applications receive a prompt rejection. Do you think for breaking into a job in London you need to have actually studied and worked there for a while? I have a masters degree from a prestigious French university and have only worked and interned at the firm I am currently in, so do you think my lack of internship at a major AM company and only French education are a significant drawback to landing interviews in the UK? I tick the boxes in the job description relevant to education, work experience, even hold the CFA designation which the job postings list as a feature of the ‘ideal candidate’, yet do not seem to grab the attention of recruiters. Which makes me think my resume is fundamentally flawed as an out-of-town candidate, lacking experience at big recognizable competitors? I would appreciate any thoughts you might have
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