Equity Research vs Junior PM

Thanks again guys, especially clos83 and bidnodge. Very good insight. Yes these positions are both on the buy side and they deal with Institutional clients only. I feel lucky as I’ve got options. I guess the PM role will suit me a bit more at this point in time in my early career. I guess can get some fundamental knowledge from the CFA program and then I can re-evaluate my position once (if) I pass Level III. I just need to get my foot in the door as they say as I’m not currently working directly within the markets.

Can a research analyst be compared to a football player and a PM the coach. Just because you’re a good football player, doesn’t mean you’ll be a good coach and vice-versa…?