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SPOTLIGHT: Hedge Funhouse Rules and FAQsThe goal of Wall Street Oasis' Hedge Funhouse is to give our users the best possible snapshot of life at a hedge fund, from internships and recruiting to compensation and career progression. Working towards that goal, we've created a Frequently Asked Questions page for Wall Street in general, as wel...
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Professional Trading Masterclass by Anton KreilHey guys, I'm still at college and I'd like to work at a Hedge Fund after studying. I'm very interested in trading and really want to become better in it and learn how the professionals are doing it. So I found Anton Kreils "Professional Trading Masterclass" and would like to take this course. But i...
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Hedge Fund recruitingHi all, I'm a second year analyst at an elite boutique investment bank. I was a lateral hire halfway through my "first year" and was just bumped. I didn't recruit on the typical PE schedule at the beginning of the year because I had just switched firms and wasn't sure about PE. However, I'm still pl...
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Do hedge fund managers need to be register if the LLC is located in Wyoming?In the state of Wyoming you do not need to register as an investment advisor. If my hedge fund is registered as an LLC in the state of Wyoming but I live in a state that requires registration. Do I still need to register? I found an article: thinkadvisorDOTCOM/2015/02/04/sec-busts-3-advisors-for-fal...
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Sell Side Equity Research ---> HF?I plan to go into sell side ER after I receive my MBA. I've also passed CFA L1 and L2 and I'm hoping to pass L3 very soon. After a couple years in ER, I want to transition to the buy side, specifically a L/S hedge fund job. If you worked as an ER associate and transitioned to a buy side job, can you...
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Are small cap hedge funds worth it?I'm one year in an IB stint at one of the big Canadian banks, and I have an offer from a small hedge fund. When I say small, I mean $100 mm AUM, it's basically two portfolio managers and I would be the only analyst. They have a good strategy but they buy extremely volatile microcap companies; when r...
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Columbia Value Investing Program PlacementI know this has been covered previously, just thought I would bring it back up since I'm considering this program. How is this program viewed from perspective employers? Without prior buy-side or equity research experience would this program be a good launching pad to the buy-side? ...
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What to expect in this industryHi guys I just finished my college and accepted an offer from HK based L/S hedge fund as a research analyst. As far as I know getting into HF industry without any prior experience is rare. My question is, would I be able to successfully grow in this firm? What kind of life style will I face as I com...
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What Accounting Software Does Your Fund Use?Our back-office is currently looking to change over to new accounting software but I really dislike the program they picked out. Just looking to get some feedback on what other accounting software is out there for funds? What does your your fund use to generate monthly reports, balance sheet, inco...
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What Accounting Software Does Your Fund Use?Our back-office is currently looking to change over to new accounting software but I really dislike the program they picked out. Just looking to get some feedback on what other accounting software is out there for funds? What does your your fund use to generate monthly reports, balance sheet, inco...
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Only girl, help?I have recently started at a hedge fund, <10 people. I work directly with the manager. I am the only woman, and also decades younger than most of my coworkers. I am well-respected. My ideas are taken seriously and incorporated. Our investors like me. However, I am excluded from basically any and...
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Anyone heard of Old Oaks Asset Management?I received a resume request through the BAT (Bloomberg) portal from them, so I wanted to do some background research. It looks like a new shop, with an interesting team that seems largely academic. The website seems like a pretty generic Squarespace template (oldoaksam.com). Thanks. ...
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Bonuses and bonus etiquetteQuick question on bonus etiquette.... Obviously we all have a number in our head when it comes to finding out the number at bonus time. However, if the number is a long way from what you think it should be, should you speak up at the time of finding out. Or, gracefully say thank you and save the dis...
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What's the best way to develop your own expert network?Sell siders are paid to be on-call sources of information for investors.. but I think many would agree that successful investing should include some primary research from sources that are less biased. If you don't already have many pre-existing industry contacts or relationships, what's the best way...
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Looking for top 500 Hedge Fund firmsHi, Can anybody please help me with finding a list of top 500 Hedge Fund firms? Thanks. ...
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HF landscape in LondonHi everyone, was wondering if familiar people could comment on size and activity of the London HF industry in general? I think NYC is still the biggest HF hub in the world and London is probably second, but I've seen in a 2013 industry report that the market share (% of global AUM) of NYC has been ...
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Columbia - Value InvestingGents Have come across older threads - anyone doing the value investing classes right now or has recently done so? Wonder about translation rate to HFs coming out of the programme, in particular, for foreign students (Visa ...). Thanks ...
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What does a DISCRETIONARY macro trader do at Citadel/DE Shaw/AQR?I currently work at a BB vol desk and been thinking about exploring opportunities at macro hedge funds. Haven't really built a professional network yet as I am still very junior. But I just want to gather some information about what those macro fund might look for in potential candidates. From what ...
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Offered a middle office job adviceHey everyone, I was offered middle office job and I am torn. Currently I am Financial Advisor and offered a Derivatives Ops Liaison role. Mostly dealing with gold, fxo, swap security master set up, netting, and OTC derivatives recon. I am torn between Advising or staring carrier in middle office. ...
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PAAMCOHey guys, Anyone heard of PAAMCO? Will be interviewed for its analyst program soon, wondering if anyone is familiar with the structure of the interviews? ...
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PAAMCOHey guys, Anyone heard of PAAMCO? Will be interviewed for its analyst program soon, wondering if anyone is familiar with the structure of the interviews? ...
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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. ...
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Middle Office vs. Front OfficeHey everyone, I was wondering if it's worth it to transition from a FO role at a BB to MO at a well known hedge fund. Does MO have good compensation and are there any good exit opps? I tried searching for the pros and cons, but couldn't find one that was hedge fund specific lol. Any assistance woul...
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Special Situations/Macro Investing ?Hi, I have recently been reading a lot about Mark McGoldrick, the ex head of GS Special Situations Group, and his style of investing sounds incredibly interesting to me. I am a junior in college with an IB internship right now, and was just curious about this style of investing. To me it sounds li...
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Tips for ultimate newbie?Hey all, I'll be starting a in a few weeks, and am looking for any and all advice/tips. About me: I'm a female, just graduated from an elite university, never studied finance, and have no idea what to expect. Basically, anything I can take with me to make me feel more confident when I start would be...
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