I work at Citi in the institutional client group, which provides middle office and fund administration services for large investors that act like (but are not) hedge funds. Mostly insurance companies and state pensions. My team is responsible for pricing their OTC derivatives. If you've heard of credit default swaps from reading about the last crash or watching The Big Short, that would be one kind of investment that I look at on a daily basis.
All in all it's a pretty sweet gig for now. It's a lot of math and spending time in Excel, with some light VBA coding, all of which is right up my alley. I've got one colleague in the office with me in Jersey City, two employees who report to me in Columbus Ohio, and our boss is in Dublin Ireland. Having both your subordinates and your boss being hours away from me comes in handy when I'm having days where I'm... less motivated
The compensation started out a little low, but I've basically gotten the equivalent of just under a 15% annual raise (in more discrete chunks) and I'm finally bonus eligible
I also get almost 5 weeks off per year, which will go up by another week when I hit my five year anniversary next year.
The normal progression is to start somewhere like where I am and then make the jump to working on the other side at a fund. That's where the real money is. I'm planning on staying for a while yet because I feel like I still have a chance to develop my knowledge/skills some more here, and it's a bit more stable than working at a fund, which could shut down at any time through no fault of your own. That said, if I didn't have to worry about money I would probably go in on Monday and give my notice. I'd stay on as long as they wanted me to in terms of training/hiring a replacement, and then look to get a job at a craft brewery.