Today I found out, through my Wounded Warrior representative, that I had some serious potential offers/opportunities, besides managing my own little firm, and struggling to hustle how I am right now. The problem is, one of the potential opportunities is for a tech company, and it is in finance, but it is not doing analysis and trading, it’s working on their financing activities. This isn’t really what I want to do. It would also be hard for me to maintain my client accounts at the same time, but if I am at a trading desk or just doing analysis, (preferred) , managing clients’ accounts and mine would be easy. The other program is 6 months in NYC training and doing internships, then getting a full time position at a trading desk or in analysis. Would be great to go to analysis and be the guy who just organizes and compiles the analysis reports. Imagine how much you would learn just through reading little bits? The NYC one would pay better and I would get to work for big sell-side firms and smaller HF’s.
That seems like a trip to the All-Star Game right? The only problem is that my lady’s work and family are here, she is an only child, and very close to her grandmother. I know she wants to get a house here and raise kids. I’m still gonna launch this new spoke fund, and work on “Operation Gold Mine,” in my off time. I can sign people on and commit capital while @TheDrBigBoss runs the fund like the boss he is. But like I mentioned earlier, if we are managing $10mm in asset (AUM), that is only $100k that is then split between people. $50k does not go anywhere here, a 1bdrm apartment with no parking but a small yard is $2800, want parking in my hood? Add another $300. So I can work for the tech company here, get options (hopefully), raise capital, then grow my firm later. Or go to NYC, get the experience that people really trust, and grow my firm in two years, after I pass the CFA for free? Not to mention getting paid a hell of a lot more.