I will be giving my CFA L1 attempt this December’12. For past 1 and half year i have been working in one of the big 4 accounting firms as an associate in assurance/audit. I have a graduation degree in accounting and also pursuing my CPA, now i am interested in a carrear change and breaking into finance industry. My work involves preparation of analytical review i.e. analysing financial statements of companies but that’s just a minor part of it and lately i am developing an interest in doing analytical stuff so now, my question is with this background is it possible for me to enter as a sell side analyst in a company or firm. I am even prepared for an internship for few months (if required).
I am planning to get few years of experience as a sell side analyst and with the help of networking, transferring into buy side and subsequently becoming portfolio manager.
Please guide me in this context.