Ok, almost 4 years of industry experience under my belt and the Charter in the bag this fall (with 90-95% confidence, my own calculation) but here’s my outlook:
I know that I will never, ever,beat the market in the long run -> no PM stuff for me. (not all candidates want to become PMs)
I’ve worked in currency derivatives and market manipulation the past few years
I like my current job (currency derivatives analysis/ market manipulation detection), but I think I’ve seen it all and I’m kind of worried about where the industry is going aka. Will my position be replaced by an algo within the next few years?
So, the question is: I’ve been thinking that I maybe should steer towards risk management department of a non-finance company, f.ex Shell, Neste, Exxon, Toyota, Verizon… etc? I made final 2 last year for a big oil company’s currency risk analyst position, but didn’t end up getting the job. Obviously the pay is less than at an investment bank, but do you think that securing a job at a non-finance company would be a good move at this point of a career?