Hi, I apologise for the long post but would appreciate any advice. I'm struggling to choose between the two divisions within EY's business consulting (UK&I and Financial Services).
A couple years from now, I want to work in a strategy role for a large startup. Most of the larger startups based in London are fintech companies so I would think choosing FS would make more sense. Another alternative career path is to do an MBA and then transition to VC. Most of the VCs in my home country (in Asia) are not sector focused.
In the long term, I plan to return to help manage my family's business (located in Asia). It is a Financial Services business. If possible, my dream is to establish a family office dedicated to investing in startups from a wide array of sectors.
Preference wise I think I would enjoy UK&I more but FS would be more helpful with helping me achieve my future career goals. My concern with FS is that the limited scope of industries work would be harmful if I want to transition to VC or to a non-fintech startup? Also, the work seems to be more involved with compliance/risk.