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    Hi. I've been told recently that while the tagret universities for IB are Oxbridge, LSE, UCL, Imperial and Warwick, that asset management firms tend to be more biased towards Oxbridge only, with some LSE students as well. Is this actually true that Oxbridge is preferred by asset management firms (like JPMAM, GSAm, Fidelity, Schroders, Blackrock etc...)?

    Also, is it harder in general to get a job at an asset manager than in S&T? Or is the competition similar?
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    Well there are fewer graduates hired by asset managers so it's harder to get into, yes. S&T, although still incredibly hard to get into, might be a little easier because you can do Spring weeks which are easier to get into and which you can convert into am SA position. For asset management, you'll have to apply for internships which take in few peopl
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    (Original post by hoping4thebest)
    Hi. I've been told recently that while the tagret universities for IB are Oxbridge, LSE, UCL, Imperial and Warwick, that asset management firms tend to be more biased towards Oxbridge only, with some LSE students as well. Is this actually true that Oxbridge is preferred by asset management firms (like JPMAM, GSAm, Fidelity, Schroders, Blackrock etc...)?

    Also, is it harder in general to get a job at an asset manager than in S&T? Or is the competition similar?
    Not true, the large asset man firms are actually less stringent on the whole target uni thing (of course the AM firms within IBs might have the same culture of target schools), it's much less pronounced at the likes of Fidelity, M&G, Shroeders etc.. The only exception would be maybe the smaller, more boutique asset managers that only advertise at Oxbridge.. But there aren't many of those.

    I wouldn't say it's 'harder', the process is fairly similar but the absolute number of seats available is usually less than within S&T. Quite doable however if AM is what you're really interested in.

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    Agree with @princepieman Would put it at 6/10 in terms of overall difficulty.
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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Not true, the large asset man firms are actually less stringent on the whole target uni thing (of course the AM firms within IBs might have the same culture of target schools), it's much less pronounced at the likes of Fidelity, M&G, Shroeders etc.. The only exception would be maybe the smaller, more boutique asset managers that only advertise at Oxbridge.. But there aren't many of those.

    I wouldn't say it's 'harder', the process is fairly similar but the absolute number of seats available is usually less than within S&T. Quite doable however if AM is what you're really interested in.

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