Execution Trading

What is the skillset, background, education, etc. needed to break into execution trading on the buyside; specifically (long/short equity only) Also, what new value-add skills do they pick up with years of experience?

How much do they make?

bchadwick Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > How much do they make? With a couple years experience, can hit very high six digits, maybe barely breaking 7. Not much upside from there.

No need to look into execution trading. Go directly to bond sales, retire at 27. Or do an MBA.