MFE to Quant researcher


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Does anyone know if MFE programs place into quant researcher roles on the buy side?

I’m currently working as (data) analyst at a traditional long short equity HF. I have a math undergrad degree and <4 years of work experience. My career goal is to work as a researcher at a quant fund.

I’m currently weighing the below options in order to break into quant HF -
1) do an MFE
2) take some online courses on data science/programming + quant interview prep + network my ass off + keep my current job to accumulate experience (although might be less relevant to quant HF)
3) do a PhD, although I do not have short term interest for academia/teaching

Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks everyone!