Switching from Research to Trading

Discussion in 'Professional Trading' started by andthensome, Jan 3, 2006.

  1. I have been working at an investment bank for 5 months (to Dec 05) since graduation as a pan euro blue chip equity analyst and would like to make the switch to be an equities prop trader, though i think this would be unlikely at my current bank.

    #I would appreciate it if anyone had some good advice as to what skills or reading would be helpful to do this (e.g. learning any software packages)?

    #Would you advise applying for another grad scheme as a trader?

    #Should I wait until I at least have built up some decent experience as a researcher first (e.g. after a year or so ) to at least build up some basics?

    #Would it look detrimental to move on too early?

    Any other suggestions or experiences would be very helpful.

    Thanks in advance guys.
  2. This is a joke, right? Heh, you GS guys are very funny.
    :D :p

  3. usually after 12 months you can apply for transfer to another department within the ibank. It might be wise to wait and see what happens then.