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WSO Hall of Fame: Hedge Fund ForumThe Wall Street Oasis Hedge Fund Hall of Fame provides a comprehensive collection of some of WSO's best discussions on the hedge fund industry. Keep in mind this Hall of Fame does not include Q&A sessions by WSO veterans. To view a full list of Q&A’s & Interviews please navigate ...
WallStreetOasis.com
02 months 1 day ago
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Efficient market conundrum As far back as I remember I loved picking stocks and doing "Hedge fund work". The more I studied though the more i began to believe that markets are efficient to the point where and I now feel stupid even looking for a job in the hedge fund industry. It doesn't help that hedge funds have been laggin...
Mr. Jeffrey
7010 min 36 sec ago
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Hedge Fund Interview Horror Stores / Hedge Fund Managers and Arrogance?I had an interview with a hedge fund (was looking for experience). Got burned pretty badly. I won't name names or specifics publicly, but it wasn't a typical hedge fund interview - and the guy was easily the most arrogant person i've ever. Barrage of questions (not finance or pure-logic) over a span...
cataractum
1212 min 7 sec ago
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How to build HF track record that is worth anything?Hi, if I want to run my own shop one day but wanted to establish a track record to show investors, what would the best way to get about that be? Currently a CEO in the biotechnology field but I'm absolutely fascinated by equities. My goal is to build a reputable track record. What steps should I tak...
shshshlomo
113 hours 22 min ago
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Informal interview with pmHi all, in the next week, i may have an informal interview (networking) with a PM (moderate balanced fund). I wrote about my passion about the market in the email, but now i'm asking which technical question i could ask me (valuations, statistics, stock pitch)?. And I should find out what he wants ...
alessioto
34 hours 6 min ago
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Small HF vs MO BB vs Prop TradingHi, Currently at small HF (think <$100mm) , doing TA responsibilities and some execution. Paid very low for industry standard and not much movement upwards / opportunity. I have an offer for BB MO - Treasury in a role that would involve funding execution as well as forecasting and risk manageme...
AJunior
34 hours 43 min ago
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High Yield Noob - Buy Side InterviewHey folks, I am currently a first year associate in a securitization/structuring role at a mid tier investment bank (Jefferies, RBC,..). I'm interested in moving to a buy-side role and recently networked with a High Yield PM at a big asset manager/HF. I was called back for interviews with his group....
mossesgetch
06 hours 16 min ago
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Entry Level Buy-Side PositionPoint72 offers a program known as the Point72 academy (https://www.point72.com/careers/campus-point72-aca...). It is essentially a 15-month crash course for college graduates to the buy side. I was wondering if anyone is aware of any similar entry level programs that the big asset managers/HFs offer...
Shug-Knight
218 hours 38 min ago
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Long Volatility v Short VolatilityHi All, I've been taking a look at tail risk hedge funds and from what I understand, the few tail risk hedge funds that exist are 'long volatility' which means they are purchasing long dated out of the money put options. This is because they're looking for a tail risk event where markets collapse an...
adast027
822 hours 11 min ago
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New Case Webinars in WSO Hedge Fund Prep PackOver the last 12 months, we have made a big effort to improve our hedge fund interview prep package by bringing to you relevant webinars with interview advice and actual investment pitch walk-throughs...I think for those of you that don't watch the webinars, it would be helpful to give you a brief s...
WallStreetOasis.com
03 months 2 weeks ago
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What is the Shorting "Research" ProcessI currently work on the sell side doing Equity Research. One thing I have noticed is that management teams don't want to meet with funds that short. Management is generally considered to be a good resource for investors/buy-side and can sure up someones' investment thesis (or destroy it). So, I was ...
RedFro
21 day 3 hours ago
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IDC Herzliya I'm still in high school and I am thinking about attending the school IDC Herzilya. Anyone know anything about the school if it's good or not? Since it's foreign (in Israel) will I be able to come back to America and work on WallStreet? ...
Ykaidar
11 day 7 hours ago
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Dallas Hedge Funds?Did A search and there's some info on here but it's mostly dated. Anyone have info on some of the major players? I know of Highland, HBK, Carlson - any other big ones? ...
FinFin_TXTx
31 day 8 hours ago
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What does Brexit mean for Hedge Fund Managers?The recent Brexit vote has made everyone question a lot of things. With some questioning their understanding of the EU in general, other people, especially people in the finance industry are questioning their whole positions in the European market. Fund managers in the UK, which happens to be the l...
alienronaldo
11 day 12 hours ago
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How do I respond to a headhunter that asks for my track record?Currently in talks with a headhunter for a HF, and they are asking for an attribution/track record. If I have none, what should I say? (currently an IB analyst, so no history of investing for other people) They are also asking for a sample strategy, so how far in depth should I go about outlining a ...
DurhamDunce
21 day 16 hours ago
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Carrington Capital ManagementFund started in 2003 by Bruce Rose of Salomon Brothers. Strategy focused on control-based investing in the US real estate, mortgage and fixed income markets. Known for their buyout of the leading mortgage originator New Century during the 07-08 crisis. Based in Old Greenwich, CT. Thoughts on the fun...
TheBoZ
02 days 47 min ago
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Top 10 Current Hedge Funds?The title says it. Overall, what would you say are the top 10 current Hedge Funds. Looking forward to seeing people's top 10 picks. ...
nyerik123
23 days 3 hours ago
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I want to work at a hedge fund-- Am I delusional?I've been eyeing different career paths and after a bit of research I've decided that working as a trader at a hedge fund is the best fit for me. I really like the relatively flat organizational structure, creative and analytical work, and trading. However, just because I like it does not mean I wou...
trimminghedges
53 days 6 hours ago
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CMBS Banking vs Structuring >> HF Between a CMBS banking role (i.e. interfacing with loan sellers, NRSROs, etc.. to bring a securitization to market) or a CMBS structuring role (i.e. modeling cash flows based on NRSRO levels and various b-buyer stipulations), which is better to ultimately make the move to a credit hedge fund? Secon...
capstax
13 days 8 hours ago
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Who trades the most volume in financeHow does trade volume compare between Asset Managers, Hedge Funds, HFT, Investment banks (S&T). What is the position size of each institutions trades? How do you see these institutions trade volume evolving over the next 5-20+ years? I have heard HFT firms trade upwards of a billion per day on s...
Upstategrindr
03 days 8 hours ago
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Alternatives to Hedge FundI've roam this forum for a while and I've seen many people say that hedge fund and investment banking is dead. People keep saying that start up is the new way. Due to my ignorance, I do not know what you guys are referring to. I'm pursuing a finance career. How do I break into these "start up" ? Wha...
t77p7
23 days 15 hours ago
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How to get into Securitized Products HF?Title says it all. What is typical way someone from a bank (or elsewhere) can gain the skill set to get into a securitized products hedge fund? Obviously traditional IBD would not help much since you do not deal with these products. There is CLO/MBS trading but do these desk do fundamental analys...
juniorfinancier
03 days 20 hours ago
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Which HFs have sophomore programs?I've been told by a lot of bankers to look out for some smaller PE/HF opportunities as a sophomore because they tend to be easier than bulge brackets. What are some HFs that have sophomore programs? ...
eagles7
14 days 3 hours ago
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Army Officer -> Hedge FundI'm an Infantry Officer in the US Army, about 1 year out from the end of my term of service. Looking to go to an M7 MBA program next year, and eventually make a move to the hedge fund industry. I like the fact that investing involves doing in-depth analytical research in order to make contrarian be...
QRF5
194 days 3 hours ago
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Hedge Funds Post-Brexit As Britain's decision to leave the EU has sunken in and markets were rocked, we begin to assess the winners and losers. While some investors could not avoid big losses, hedge funds in the U.S. for the most part were successful. Especially computer driven funds. Depending on which strategy was employ...
mCobb
54 days 18 hours ago
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S&T vs IB background for breaking into L/S or Macro Hedge FundsHi Everybody, I'm currently in a sophomore rotational program at a BB bank. I have rotations in both IB and S&T. At the end of the summer I'll probably be able to pick what my internship for next summer will be in. Which path makes more sense for eventually breaking into L/S or Macro funds? Th...
random1945
104 days 20 hours ago
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Recruiting Process for Hedge Fund from IB Analyst RoleI'm gonna be an incoming analyst at an EB in NYC, and I'm interested in eventually moving to a hedge fund rather than PE shop. I know that headhunters reach out to IB analysts, but it seems that the path to PE is much more structured. Can anyone shed light on the HF recruiting process for an IB anal...
askldfja1241234
45 days 4 hours ago
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Point72 Interview Process - Thoughts?Hi All! I have a first round at Point72 coming up in a couple weeks. Does anyone have any insight on the point72 interview process? This would be for an Analyst role. Thank you!! ...
laurenlo89
65 days 14 hours ago
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how to raise money for a fundif you wanted to start a hedge fund and already had an investment philosophy and strategy down, how do you raise money? what is the best way to approach it as a college student (I understand it is EXTREMELY hard to start a fund right out of college, but I've heard a few stories of it occurring and w...
oasiscactus
135 days 15 hours ago
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Distressed Debt In-Person Case Study AdviceI have an in-person case study interview at a distressed debt hedge fund coming up. This is the fourth round of interviews. I don't have much experience in distressed debt and am coming from a traditional IB background. I have been told I am going to be given a computer, a new HY issuance, and 3 hou...
Basilisk
25 days 22 hours ago
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KKR Special Situations - LondonGuys, does anyone have any information on KKR's Special Situations team in London. It's part of the Credit team. Any information on work culture, compensation etc would be great. ...
Joe91r2
86 days 9 hours ago
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Working at a Distressed / Credit HF - What next?Hi there, for those of you working at distressed & credit funds or have worked there, could you shed some light on what people do after (if) they leave their jobs? I know that most people just stay in the industry or even at their current firm, but I was wondering what other opportunities arise ...
BuyFixAndSell
66 days 12 hours ago
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Help with researching Brazil, Chile and PeruCan you help guide me in researching Brazil, Chile and Peru for investment? Which economic fundamentals/metrics should I be researching? Which questions should I be thinking about when I come up with an investment thesis for a country and then sector investment in Brazil, Chile and Peru? Should I...
Internneedshelp
06 days 15 hours ago
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Can I get into HF, AM, PE with BIWS Modeling Courses?So quick question. I've never cold emailed/called and I have no internship experience, but will be interning this upcoming semester for a PWM near my school. I'm taking EVERY course within BIWS including all modeling for REIT, Oil n Gas, and Banks. I have a 3.76 GPA and am a rising junior at a non-t...
Leorio
41 week 18 hours ago
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On the Job With Simple As… My Research ProcessWhen I did my AMA thread a while back I promised at least one person that I would share my general research process. So here you go... Every analyst has his/her own way of conducting due diligence. There certainly is no one correct way to come to an investment decision, however, I'd argue that ther...
Simple As...
1371 week 2 days ago
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How do withdrawals or deposits impact NAV performance of hedge funds?Hello, I have one rather elementary question. I was going through the reports of one Hedge Fund (i.e. Vltava Fund SICAV www[dot]vltavafund[dot]com/assets/dopis_2013_en.pdf) that presents its performance in NAV (Net Asset Value). How do withdrawals or deposits impact NAV? For example: when NAV grows ...
PetrBK
11 week 4 days ago
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I'm 21 I need capital NYC area thanksFirst off, I want to thank all of you for providing me with a plethora amount of responses and discussions to read and learn from. A little about myself, I am 21 years old, MBA Candidate at a NY school. I am very familiar with my schools area and the current off campus housing situation. I am a valu...
westfundyoung
11 week 4 days ago
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How Algos performed during BrexitAs an Algo/HFT trader, how was your trading experience in the last month? ...
Anupriya
01 week 4 days ago
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Got a HF offer! Reference check...Got a verbal offer at a HF...the fund is asking for several references.Just wondering what the fund will ask... ...
lionheart
11 week 5 days ago
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How much of this industry is LUCK v. SKILL? Honest assessment neededJust wanted to ask everyone's views on the question I've been dwelling on for a while now: how much of this Hedge Fund and Asset Management industry do you think is skill v. luck? Like quantify as a % where the two %s add up to 100%. The reason I ask is that most of the fund managers I've met over ...
MattBeast123
381 week 5 days ago
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Would you choose Hedge Funds all over again?I'm just out here looking for opinions from actual people working at a Hedge Fund. In regards to finance career paths, if you had to do it all over again, would you still go the Hedge Fund route? For me, I'm a college student just waiting for my turn to break in. Lately, I've really began thinking ...
Bud Foxx
431 week 5 days ago
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Investment process at a fund of fundsCan someone who works in FoF describe their investment process? My (cursory) understanding is you talk to managers, make notes, run the correlations between historical returns, apply some academic finance theory, and construct a portfolio of managers. Is this really the process? Having interviewed f...
Acidophilus
01 week 5 days ago
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Turning 2 Bloomberg back tests into one long-short algorithmHello, So i have two Bloomberg terminal backtests one long and one short. Both on there own have market beating returns. (Long averages 30% gain per year over 14 year period). So naturally i want to combine them into a algorithm that then adds a bit more. A classic long-short. I have been trying to ...
Evergreen-47
01 week 6 days ago
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Best ways to express a bearish viewFirst off, I work in a sales capacity within Asset Management and by no means have the level of knowledge that some of you possess. So pardon my ignorance. But given the markets right now, it seems like we're in the midst of a very hated bull run (Brexit, what Brexit?) with an almost risk-off sentim...
krazyk
62 weeks 2 hours ago
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Tips on being ruthless/efficient with research?This may sound bizarre for a lot of people here with IBD analyst background, but it's the only venue I know worth asking... So here it goes. I am doing a "pro-bono"/trial buy-side research for a hedge-fund friend, with not-so-hidden agenda of proving that I'm worth giving a shot as an analyst. I hav...
PJJ
172 weeks 4 hours ago
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How frequent do analysts and pms etc in Hedge Funds travel for work?The title. How frequently do investment analyst's, portfolio managers and other investment roles travel for work? I could understand someone who is in sales at a Hedge Fund to try and attract more capital from high net worth individuals would travel a bit, but I don't know why someone who has a inve...
Wolfofgeorgestreet
22 weeks 18 hours ago
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raising money in china?as an American hedge fund, how easy it to raise money in china (assuming you know how to speak the language and understand the culture)? is it easier than in the United States (are they more free with their money, more excited to invest in American HFs, etc)? thanks ...
oasiscactus
12 weeks 22 hours ago
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How transferable are the skills learned in a relative-value hedge fund vs a equity value bias fund?A relative value hedge fund trading things like discounts on holding companies/ capital structures vs what one might do at a long only fund or a long/short equity fund? Are the skillsets transferable especially if one were to start at the relative value fund. How difficult would it be to switch afte...
TopDawg
02 weeks 23 hours ago
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Top Hedge Fund Earners 2016*based on 2015 earnings* 1. Ken Griffin - Citadel - $1.7 billion 2. James Simons - Renaissance Technologies Corp- $1.7 billion 3. Steve Cohen - Point72 Asset Management- $1.55 billion 4. David Tepper - Appaloosa Management- $1.2 billion 5.David Shaw- D.E. Shaw- $700 million 6. John Overdeck - Two Si...
mCobb
02 weeks 1 day ago
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The openness of analyst work in HFHi WSO, I'm picking up in my work in my HF. Now that I'm there, I need some pointers and working with the senior PMs. I'm sensing this open nature of working in a HF which at times has caught me of guard. It seems that there's a pacing to the work, pacing relative to my rank of analyst, and pacing ...
Nijikon
02 weeks 1 day ago
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getting an internship in high schoolI know this is really early in the game and I'm sure you all are sick of hearing of younger and younger people, so sorry. I'm going to be a senior in high school next year and I am very passionate about investing. I've been investing actively since sixth grade and it has been my goal to be a hedge f...
oasiscactus
02 weeks 1 day ago
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Is it possible for me to become a quant analyst?I'm 21 years old and studying computer science. To be honest with you guys a long time ago I had a little run in with law enforcement. The charge was a low class misdemeanor as well as my one and only charge I've ever got. I'm currently on working on getting it expunged and moving on from it. The re...
Gambinobe
02 weeks 1 day ago
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Starting a Small "Hedge Fund" - How hard/costly is starting an investment fund? A number of friends/acquaintances want to give me money to manage on their behalf. Obviously if I were to do this under a personal account it would be illegal. So how hard/costly is starting an investment fund that can take money from other people? I would just want the cheapest, simplest legal stru...
SlyGuy
1142 weeks 3 days ago
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Can you help me?You know what I want, I want to work at a place where all we do is sit around and talk about investment ideas with a value orientation mingled with risk on warren buffet cunning, where I can smoke some weed and let my mind work on. Any places that fits the above description would be greatly apprecia...
soules9219
112 weeks 3 days ago
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Top 10 undergrad on a gap year. Need adviceHi, I'm a top 10 uni undergrad (think MIT, stanford, ivies), currently on a gap year. I'll be a senior this fall onward. I'm interested in finance, which is one of the reasons I took a year off. I'm a math major. I am interested in working for a hedge fund after graduation. I came across princeton's...
machiavelli123
42 weeks 3 days ago
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Looking to talk to a short hedge fund analyst/manager about equity researchI'm hoping to chat (ever so briefly) with someone from a short hedge fund. I have an opportunity to join an independent equity research firm in a sales role. However, I want to make sure their product is either: a) valuable to the target market, aka short hedge funds Or b) well-known in the indus...
laytonjacobcox
12 weeks 4 days ago
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I have a one week internship. Now what?Hey all. Undergrad student at an Ivy double majoring in finance and mathematics. I have achieved the cold emailing dream, and secured work experience for a notable hedge fund. However, this is only for one week. I asked if they could give me more and they said they could only offer that much to me. ...
notbad4aquant
22 weeks 4 days ago
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A Calculator, a White-Board and hand-made design. Is it possible? Is is reliable? I'm curious.HI! I'm curious about some legendary Event-Driven Hedge Funds. Like, Farallon Capital. Is there only hand-design for price modeling, at some firms? How is it, actually? I like to design, I'm just curious, because I like it too much, and I simply love the idea of modeling prices, calculating and maki...
GuiEntrepreneur
02 weeks 4 days ago
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Distressed Debt Co ModelingHow expansive is a typical model for a junk bond company, namely the revenue build? Is it just like an equity research model? For example, suppose Apple was a junk bond co. Would a distressed debt fund do a through unit/ASP for each product category or a simple scenario analysis for revenue / margin...
SamSung
22 weeks 5 days ago
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Trading international equities from the USLet's say you are at a US-based L/S fund with no international offices, but with international equity exposure. For example, your PM wants you to research stocks in China for your sector. Would you have to work through the market hours there as well? How does it work? ...
crazi4ib
32 weeks 5 days ago
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Why does a company care if their stock prices keeps on falling?Lets assume I run a bank and my stock price has fallen from $100 to $85 dollars over the period of 1 month. As the bank CEO/CFO/Treasury, why does it matter what my company's stock price is, in the public markets? It's not like investors are directly pulling money out of the bank's equity when they ...
JesStaley
252 weeks 6 days ago
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Does anyone know much about Whitebox Advisors? Reputation/ Quality of the Hedgefund, etc.Hey Just wondering if anyone knows much about Whitebox Advisors, set up by Andy Redleaf. To be judged on all aspects, quality of PMs, reputation overall, etc. Any insight would be great. ...
TopDawg
03 weeks 12 hours ago
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Pathways into Hedge Funds without IB experience?What are some jobs that can get you into Hedge Funds on the investment side that isn't investment banking? Are there any? ...
Wolfofgeorgestreet
23 weeks 1 day ago
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Soros was Long GBPhttp://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-06-27/... ...
QGKZ
103 weeks 1 day ago
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Getting Hedge Fund Internship out of collegeI am a recent college graduate with no finance experience. I recently got a remote research internship for a fin-tech startup but I ultimately want to pursue an opportunity that will give me a more hands-on experience where I can interact with co-workers. I know this may be vague but what would be t...
coffeeclub_09
03 weeks 1 day ago
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The break into HF? Interesting scenarioHi monkeys, I'm currently a summer IB analyst at a boutique IB in my hometown as a rising sophomore. I'm at a non-target in the south (only non-target because no OCR) that has around 20-30 alums in the IB/PE realm, around 10 of those at BB. I've already reached out to several, asking them about thei...
Scurti
23 weeks 1 day ago
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Bear Market: HF Manager with Love for Teddy BearsWhat do you get when you mix Bernie Madoff and Teddy Bears? You get Paul Greenwood. In 2014 he got charged with 6 counts of securities fraud. Greenwood, as some of you may recall, led a teddy bear-loving lifestyle that at its peak included 1,348 bears worth $3 million, which he showcased in "colle...
American Psycho
03 weeks 2 days ago
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Soros positioningI haven't been following Soros-related news recently, but there have been a lot of Brexit-related stories on him. Has anyone seen any stories mentioning what he's been doing specifically. I saw one story mentioning short Deutsche Bank. I don't want to run through the article haystack looking for ...
MMmonkey
03 weeks 2 days ago
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Websites/Blogs for Hedge Fund IndustryI am curious to know which websites, newsletters or blogs the industry veterans and enthusiasts on WSO use to stay on top of the hedge fund industry. Hedge Funds aren't as transparent as other financial firms and it would be good to know what is the most used/reliable source of information to stay ...
octavian81
63 weeks 2 days ago
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How to get into HFTHey guys! I have been reading this forum for a while now, and thought it would be a good time to submit my first post. After doing countless hours of research online, i found the field of high frequency trading to be particularly intriguing due to its technical nature, cutting-edge technology, and i...
vlam3327
33 weeks 2 days ago
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Advice on breaking inHey guys, I just wanted to get your opinion on the best internships to complete during undergrad to secure an offer from a decent hedge fund right after college. Would it be wise to intern at different hedge funds all 3 summers? Or would I be wiser to try for a mix of hedge fund and BB IB/corp fin i...
AnonBrah
03 weeks 2 days ago
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Litigation Finance - ThoughtsI know there was some doubt in 2013 when litigation finance started picking up steam, but anyone have thoughts on the sector, pay, individual firms (Gerchen Keller, Burford), etc? Still seems to be a bit of black box. ...
TheGreatOne99
03 weeks 3 days ago
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2nd yr IB analyst - trying for hedge fundsHi guys, I'm a second year IB analyst working at a bulge bracket firm (working in the financing division). I'm trying to see what are the available options out there with regards to someone with my background trying to move to a value-oriented hedge fund? Tried resume dropping with a headhunter (SG ...
roamingpigeon
03 weeks 3 days ago
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Informative Hedge Fund podcastsHi guys I'm 16 in high school in Australia and I would like to know what are some informative Hedge Fund podcasts that you guys listen to or know of. cheers ...
Wolfofgeorgestreet
13 weeks 3 days ago
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Narrowing the SearchLet me preface this post by saying this is going to be a very stupid question and I'll get shit for it, but hey I'm just a monkey and I'm still learning the ropes. How can I focus my search when looking for funds to apply to? Background: I'm a senior at a school that's not even in the shooting range...
Stroh
63 weeks 3 days ago
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What percent of HF jobs are 60+ hours a week?My question is, are most HF jobs gonna be 60+ hours? I researched PE extensively, and even the MM PE people say they average 60. Is HF the same? ...
jnijnijn
173 weeks 3 days ago
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Hedge Funds in Liquidation?Hey all - Long time lurker here - what is a free resource to find info about HFs in liquidation? ...
Jeremy-Riedl
03 weeks 4 days ago
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VRX at $18Any new opinions? ...
QGKZ
03 weeks 5 days ago
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Can anyone help me?Hi , I want the pdf/epub versions of the books 1.Hedgehogging 2.Money Mavericks 3.Invisible Hands. 4.Fooling some people all of the time I looked for them in the internet but I was unable to find any good source.Can anyone please help me? Like direct me to the link or something like that ...
Newguy482
13 weeks 5 days ago
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Do you have hobbies?The question is fairly straight forward. When I started in business school I noticed that most of the fund managers or PM's who would come talk repeated a similar refrain. It was a point of pride to spend every moment thinking about investing. They would all say something along the lines of, I don't...
MilitaryToFinance
643 weeks 6 days ago
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Is it feasible to go to the gym for 45min in the middle of the day?I'll preface this by saying I do not have a HF offer yet, but am curious about this: Wake-up times for HF analysts are early enough, it would be very hard for me to get up another 45 minutes earlier in the mornings. I also cannot fall asleep if I go to the gym in the late afternoon/evening. I have h...
crazi4ib
63 weeks 6 days ago
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Point72 modeling testAll, does anyone have info on the P72 modeling test? It's supposed to be half an hour. This is for L/S equities and for an experienced role (i.e. equity analyst). Anything is much appreciated... ...
zero_factor_alpha
73 weeks 6 days ago
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hedge fund prop trader vs portfolio managerI am curious to know the pros and cons of these two very attractive alternatives: 1. Hedge fund prop trader- this would be a small team managing a small pool of money on a more or less discretionary basis without extremely sophisticated support. 2. Buy side (hedge fund included) portfolio manager- a...
inv_mgmt
13 weeks 6 days ago
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In-office case study adviceHave a 2-hour modeling and write-up coming up in 2 weeks. I've done some diligence on hedge fund case studies in general and write-up templates, but haven't yet come across any content specific to in-office cases. Any suggestions on what a 2-hr modeling test may require (just forecasts? +updating fo...
dancemonkey
13 weeks 6 days ago
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Optimal way to get to a hedge fund - exit from MBB or AM?Hi guys, lately, I've been contemplating the next move in my career and I am looking for advice. The story is as follows: In October I am starting my last year at the university. I've just completed my Visiting Associate program at BCG at one of the CEE offices and received a full-time offer. Also, ...
Paper Plane
34 weeks 18 hours ago
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Fellow L/S equity analysts: what are you best sources for shorts?Other than the typical seeking alpha, etc. I get some stuff on the Twitter financial circuit but looking for other sources as well ...
SpacemanSpiff
44 weeks 1 day ago
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Mid-Sized Hedge Fund Compensation (Non-target->MM IB->Mid-sized HF)Hi All, Long-time lurker here. I've been looking around for some hedge fund compensation data but it looks like alot of threads are a bit dated (last one I've seen is in 2013). A bit about my story... I started off in a completely non-target school (top 40), worked at a solid MM IB (think PJC, RJ, W...
DrizzyDrakeGraham
81 month 1 day ago
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Summer Internship: Ideas for a Research ProjectHello fellow monkeys, I just finished my freshman year and was able to land a summer internship at a credit hedge fund, which I am currently working. I was doing a lot of work in the beginning and it has slowed down a bit since it's the summer and I'm looking for a reasonable project that I can purs...
YLL
01 month 2 days ago
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FBI background checks on wall street/hedge funds/prop firms?Hi i already lost my childhood dreams because of some stupid felonies i commited when i was 17. Do hedge funds and prop firms run FBI background checks? How about other wall street options like working in corperate finance/i banking/ M&A/ Sales & Trading? I had my records expunged but the da...
Trading4Forever
141 month 3 days ago
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Blackstone/GSO Special Situations / Distressed FundDoes anyone have any insight into GSO's Special Situations / Distressed group? Anything on comp / experience / culture / lifestyle / career progression / track record / etc would be very helpful. ...
Phillip320
51 month 3 days ago
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Compensation Structure at Quant VS Fundamental Money ManagersIf we compare quant funds (including CTAs) to fundamental funds, how does compensation structure, as well as compensation potential, differ between these two groups? Obviously, performance will make all the difference in year-to-year compensation. Even so, leaving performance aside, which of the two...
QGKZ
231 month 3 days ago
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Summer Analyst at a Small FundSo I somehow got a summer analyst position at a small fund with 150m in AUM. I would like to share my experience in the job search with you and hopefully you will take my advice seriously even though I am probably much younger than you. I would also like to ask for your advice. My fascination...
jswilk
151 month 3 days ago
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Noble Group "Enronite"Hello WSO, I want to start a topic on trading house Noble Group. Have you followed the commodity trader Noble Group / Iceberg Saga over the last few months ? Do you see any parallel between their financial reporting and performance with the Enron Scandal in the early 2000s ? ...
Asiaexpat
01 month 4 days ago
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Will The Hedge Fund Industry Last?As most of you know, so far the hedge fund industry has been having a very tough year. Actually, the toughest it has been since the height of the economic crisis of 2008. Contributing to the disappointing performance has been: An increase in global volatility The slumping of commodities Poor equit...
nyerik123
81 month 5 days ago
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Breaking Into ActivismLong time lurker - first post. I'm an incoming analyst at a NYC BB and will be graduating in the coming months. I'm ultimately looking to break into an activist hedge fund after my analyst stint, but am unsure how to best position myself. From your experience, whats the best / most common way to bre...
17username38
151 month 5 days ago
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My guide on how to get a hedge fund job out of undergradMod Note (Andy) - We're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #17 and was originally posted 2/15/2015. The topic of getting hired at a hedge fund directly out of undergraduate compels many students. The response to the question: "Is it possible to get hired at a hedge fund directly...
DaveMCR
841 month 5 days ago
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Hedge Fund & Family Office - AMAHi everyone. Its been a while since I did an AMA. In the spirit of celebrating Easter, I'd love to answer all your questions on starting and running a hedge fund / family office. ...
wilowallstreet
141 month 5 days ago
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What uni degree would put me in a better position in trying to go into a Macro Hedge Fund?Hi guys this is my first post on the forum and sorry if this against any community guidelines. I'm currently in school and I have done work experience at a Macro Hedge Fund twice (just researching commodities, small caps and currencies). I enjoyed every minute of it and I got a long with all the guy...
Wolfofgeorgestreet
21 month 6 days ago
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What if you don't succeed at a HF?My background is IBD/PE. I've always been curious what people did if they're not successful at a hedge fund, let's say a L/S or deep value fund. Unless you've already developed an edge/strategy beforehand, how can you know you'll be successful / what happens if you're not? If you don't generate alph...
beblop
141 month 6 days ago

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