Alternatives to banks for a career in Financial Services


Just wanted to start a thread about other options in Financial Services outside of the banks.

If the Investment Banks are so overwhelmed with applications and there are fewer roles out there, then what are the viable alternatives for a graduate? Anyone considering other areas of Financial Services? What is the next area to consider if IB isn’t an option?

I am currently considering either broking or underwriting (insurance or reinsurance but non-life) - similar skill sets to IB, good money and City of London based.

Anyone got any experience in these areas?


Definitely do NOT apply to accountancy firms…until I receive a job offer from one of them.


LOL! Who have you applied too?