I've recently received a really interesting exit opportunity to a tier-1 prop trading firm (not an arcade, think Virtu, Akuna, IMC), in a trading role.
I'm only 18 months into my MBB career (technically it's only 16.5 months - started mid-month and the role would require me to leave early in the month).
This is a really unconventional exit. Upside is the potential to earn outrageous amounts of money and do what I'm really passionate about. Downside is that I could well be unemployed in 6 months since trading is extremely competitive and your P&L is your performance.
I'm not interested in typical PE or corp strat exits. I may be interested in exiting into tech, startups, or founding one, but I don't know how much more value an extra 6 months at MBB would give me for these industries.
My heart says I should leave. Should I?