I’m a compliance associate at Morgan Stanley on track for a promotion. I am now thinking about jumping into an FAA program focused on international WM or looking for opportunities in investment banking. I haven't yet decided whether to stay in the firm or start looking at other places (JP, Goldman Sachs). The main goal is to have some independence and to be in the front office. Does my background in compliance help? Should I wait until the promotion? WM or Investment? MS or GS? Please advise. Ty

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It’s a lot easier to move AM > WM then it is to go the other way.

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You can pivot out of compliance. I suggest making connections both through your own efforts and asking your manager and team to introduce you to other people outside of compliance. I’ve seen a lot of flexibility at MS and having experience in one area of the business lends itself well to other areas.

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