Asset Management Analyst vs Investment Banking Analyst


Hey Lads,

I am starting a master in finance in ESADE (#2 on FT) in september, Application period for 2015 summer internships are about to open for large banks and asset management companies, and as most banks only let you apply for one job position. I am dithering between asset management internships and IBD intern positions. ( In UK and Switzerland)

I prefer AM, especially for two reasons, the job is more interesting and apparently the lifestyle is slightly better.

I know this sector is tremendous competitive to get in. Do you think is more difficult to get an internship for AM rather than for IBD? I think so, as I presume there are more spots for IBD, and also because most alumni in ESADE (the Business School I am attending) found jobs/internships in IBD and not in AM.

Thank you,