I am currently working in Private Wealth Management Model Validation at an IB and have had experience in a Securitized Products Modelling team prior to my current role. In total, I have nearly had 5 years of experience after graduating from a top 5 MFE program. I'm looking to shift into a new role that would put me on track to being able to eventually work under a PM on the buy-side. As I'm not a US citizen, it has proven to be easier to apply for roles internally, at the bank that I'm currently in. In doing this, I have received a couple of offers, at the same time. One for the Private Wealth Management Modelling team within the bank, which has the mandate to work on Strategic Asset Allocation, Dynamic Asset Allocation and Goal Based Asset Allocation models that are used to advice High-net Worth clients. The work primarily involves research and development of such models. The other offer I have received is for the MBS/CLO Research team within the bank (which sits on the trading floor), where I would be leveraging my quantitative background to help the team in publishing research and potentially helping advice the trading desks. Another offer I may be receiving soon is for a Funding trader role within the Treasury side of the bank, primarily focusing on Strategic ALM and making sure that the bank is appropriately funded in the short-run and managing a High Quality Liquid Assets portfolio. I was just wondering which route may be better in order to reach my eventual goal? I understand that becoming a trader would be the easiest route, but these are the offers I currently have. Any suggestions are much appreciated. Thank you.