I have been floating around AF and I’ll admit the forums helped me complete level 1. I am doing level 2 in 2016 which seems very far away. I have a questions for the readers/writers here in regards to career moves.
I am in FM compliance, monitoring trading and various other things. My experience is around 2 years in a small shop where I was promoted to supervisor and it was primarily wm compliance. I went from the small shop to a big bank almost a year ago; I receive much more pay in my current position and believe it is much better experience as it pertains to my interests (Capital markets). Like most people here, I want to break into front office. Compliance just doesn’t do it for me and I want to help bring money in for the firm/ be in a front facing role. I know ER is mostly back end but it does interest me as I love the markets and investing myself.
What course would you do in between now and january (when I begin level 2)? I was thinking of writing the GMAT ( maybe get a high 600s/700+ score and apply to MBA)? I noticed many banks hire out of MBA school. I could also do a financial modeling course as I have no experience and I have noticed most IB jobs ask for it.
Do you know anyone who moved from Compliance to front office? If so, how/ what did they do?
I know it is very difficult to move from middle/back office to the front but I really want to make moves quickly before I am only labeled as a compliance guy?