Between 2006 and 2008 I worked as a buy side analyst at a US asset manager based in London. I passed CFA level 1 with flying colours. I left as I was sick of 50+ hour weeks and a lousy quality of life - commute / reasonably high pressure. Since then I have moved up north to do admin for a university. In my spare time I have managed my own portfolio which has more than tripled. (Mostly equities without using silly leverage). Does anyone know of anywhere I can get a job doing some sort of equity analysis which will give me a good standard of living? Everywhere in the city seems to be rather high stress and quite unpleasant. As I get older and (ideally) richer the typical city job just does not appeal. Before I left I tried to bargain and do things like ask for far less money than they were offering for fewer hours but no-one would negotiate. I enjoyed, was good at and to some extent miss the job - however I want a better deal. Does anyone have any ideas how I can get one?