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These are a collection of some of the best discussions created for and replied to by members of the WSO community on the topic of Hedge Funds. Keep in mind this is by no means a comprehensive list and reading old and current posts will help you learn more about the industry. If you think we missed one that should be included here, please e-mail [email protected] the request.
Q&A & Interview posts withprofessionals:
- The BlackHat Interview, Part 1 (background, breaking in), Part 2 (working in HF, money & motivation), Part 3 (career advice, how he advanced), Part 4 (his future, misc. tips)
- Q&A Interview with SirTradesaLot, Part 1 (background, importance of first job, meritocracy isn't dead, building an investment case), Part 2 (experience vs. brand, how to sell, walk away number), Part 3 (becoming the boss)
- Q&A with Heister, "My Total Worth is North of $50 Million"
- Hedge Fund Guru Answering Inbox Questions Here.
- 3rd Year HF Analyst Q&A
- Strategist Q&A
- Former Big 4, now buy-side analyst, ask me anything
- 1st Year HF Analyst, Ask Me Anything
- I'm a Hedge Fund Analyst Ask Me Anything
- AMA 2nd Yr Hedge Fund Analyst
- 1st Year HF Analyst Taking Questions
BlackHat, one of WSO's top contributers, gives a all-encompassing view of his career and the.
With almost 15 years of experience, SirTradesaLot's thoughts are beneficial to any aspiring monkey regardless of industry.
"WSO Chatroom extraordinare" Heister helps clarify how to break in with less than stellar credentials and reveals where the majority of his net worth is invested.
Private messages are answered as Mr. Pink Money details how to become a portfolio manager, 4 keys to a successful long position on merger, and when to make the jump from the sell side.
BlackHat returns for a round of questions regarding work environment, career paths, a day in the life, and does thehelp?
Background, how he got a hedge fund job, sell side vs buy side, and much more.
Buy-side analyst with an accounting background answers questions regarding interviews, headhunters, and more.
Finishing 1st year analyst answers questions related to banking, job search, interview process, etc.
A long/short equity analyst at a large hedge fund answers any and all questions!
An analyst at a multistrategy megafund doing fundamental long/short answers your questions.
A 1st year analyst at L/Sfrom a non-target takes your questions.
See the full list of Q&A's & Interviews here: here.
Is a Hedge Fund Right for Me?
-Hedge Fund vs. small hedge fund or top investment bankIB: Users discuss whether to join a
Getting a Job
-Banking to switching from investment banking to a hedge fund, keep in mind that with so many different, smaller hedge funds out there, there is no set path: A new user asks about the process of
-Breaking In: WSO users discuss the different paths to getting a job at a hedge fund
-Breaking In: Another great thread on breaking into a hedge fund
-Offers: This thread will give some insight into how to choose what type of hedge fund you want to work for
Life at a Hedge Fund
-Compensation: This discussion focuses on compensation at hedge funds at more senior levels
-Compensation Issues: Experienced WSO users discuss what is acceptable compensation at a hedge fund
-Hours: A number of users share what their typical hours were at a hedge fund
-Lifestyle: life at a multi-billion dollar hedge fund, with input from a number of experienced WSO usersMr. Pink Money shares some insight and answers questions regarding his experience with
-Lifestyle: This discussion centers on what a typical week is like for a hedge fund analyst, with insight into hours, the work, and the responsibilities of an entry level position
-Favorite Hedge Funds: WSO users share their favorite hedge funds for various sectors and reasons
-Quant Hedge Funds: This discussion gives some insight into the available opportunities for someone who wants to work for a quantitative hedge fund