Dear All: Question for the folks working at financial institutionsâ¦ I am 37, have an MS (and an unfinished PhD) in an exact science. I've had a successful 13-year career in IT, now working at a large bank, making £82K base. Want to make a transition into investment banking, with structuring or trading as an ultimate goal. I've learned quite a bit about the markets, and have gone through Hull, and feel very comfortable with the material. I've reached out to a few of the internal hiring managers, but none of them were interested, siting lack of experience in finance, and the fact that I am already at a VP level. I now also have an opportunity to get Master's in Finance from one of the leading business schools. However, the admissions director said that the degree will not necessarily help me move from the back to the front office in the current market. Anyway, here are my questions to the combined wisdom of this forum: - Any tips on how to make such a move, anybody here who have gone through a similar transition? - Will Master's in Finance from a leading school help? - What is the best way to get recruiters interested and calling me? - Is this move achievable, or am I late to the party? Thanks.