The back office.
It doesn’t exactly get a great reputation.
And I must admit that some of that is my own doing.
Inspired by too many students who equate “any position at a bank” with “investment banking,” I wrote an infamous article years ago explaining why you should not work in the back office…
…But I might have been wrong.
True, the front office is better if you have the option.
But if you don’t have that option, and you’re interested in the public markets, starting out in the middle or back office may not be such a bad idea.
Just ask our reader today, who recently moved from a compliance role into Fixed Income Fund Management in Mexico.
He reveals exactly why compliance might be a good area to start out in, the key objections he overcame to make the move, and what it’s like working in Fund Management in Mexico:
Compliance Comeuppance: Getting In