I've been looking to transition to a quant oriented role for a while. However, seats are scarce, especially in Brazil.
I've worked for a while at the back-office of the energy trading desk and now moved to the global distribution team of the asset management branch.
I try to stuff my engineering/cqf/statistics courses everywhere I lay my hands, and given I deal with mostly institutional investors, this knowledge is quite helpful. Nonetheless, It's a commercial role and phone calls, marketing campaigns and meetings are way more valuable than math (especially from my MDs perspective).
I've recently got an offer to lead a dev team to create an automated credit leding flow to small and medium businesses, coupled with a promotion (i get to be called director, just like everyone else in the industry!).
Given the end goal is the (largely unexistant here) role of quant research. You guys think I should switch from the front office of this asset to the technology team at the credit business?
Any advice would be appreciated.