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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
03 months 1 week ago
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Do you guys run businesses on the side on top of HF role?I've heard a fair few stories of Hedgies having start up businesses on the side whilst working. Do you guys run any businesses on the side or know anyone who does? If so what type of business is it? ...
Wolfofgeorgestreet
179 min 5 sec ago
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Name me one Chinese-American background HF Manager or Asset ManagerDoes anyone know of any Chinese-American background or asset managers in the USA? I'm talking about Chinese-American heritage managers, Chinese background but who grew up in the USA? How come I can't find one? Is this due to racism? *Do not tell me there are Indian PMs - Indians are not the same as ...
michaelporter12345
102 hours 14 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
04 months 3 weeks ago
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CFA - get a CFA while in IBIt's not very common for IB analysts to get CFA, but I heard it's very helpful in recruiting and want to at least have level 1 for the coming year. I'm thinking about asking my boss to see whether my team can sponsor it - but my concern is that it will be perceived as I have some "capacity" and inst...
shibadog
013 hours 12 min ago
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Advice for new investors who are looking to allocate capital to hedge fundsI realize that most of the people on this forum are on the sell side, they run or work at hedge funds. Coming from the other side, someone like myself who is looking to invest some money in hedge funds, where is a good place to start finding top performing funds? A Google search of "top performing h...
mangist
2213 hours 16 min ago
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Global Macro's Future "Stars" - Where Are They Coming From?What professional backgrounds are today's and tomorrow's top global macro minds coming from? And how much does the environment backdrop help explain this? Pretty simple question, but I think it's interesting to note the following trends for context. The first generation of global macro investors (e....
Burke
141 day 13 hours ago
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Mattress Firm acquisition...how was this likely hedged?Saw that Mattress Firm (MFRM) popped 100%+ on take-out proposal this morning. The company had a 40%+ short interest, and on its face, appeared to be a decent short (highly levered, specialty retail, declining margins, cyclical business, continued integration pains, etc. etc.). Clearly a huge loss ...
MidtownParkAve
221 day 14 hours ago
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Capital required for Short PositionsHi Guys, I have a very basic question on how much capital is tied when a fund is short a position, and I am hoping someone here can help. In theory the cost of shorting should be very minimal since you are only paying for "renting" the stock that you are shorting, so in effect if you have say $100 o...
stern2005
63 days 1 hour ago
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What are people's reaction when you tell them you work in a Hedge Fund?When ever someone asks me what I want to do after a school I reply with working in a Hedge Fund. I get about 3 responses a. What the fuck is a Hedge Fund? - I then tell them and they look at me like I'm some sicko and say how boring b. Your a money hungry bastard! I wanna hear what responses you gu...
Wolfofgeorgestreet
543 days 5 hours ago
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Lev fin / distressed lawyer seeking buy side job - help!Hi - I was hoping to get some advice; I am seeking to break into the buy side but my background is pretty unique so I am having a hard time going about it. I'm a lev fin lawyer by trade, but I work with an organization that works directly with many buy side shops, including some of the biggest. I ha...
survivormanfinance
53 days 8 hours ago
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Och-Ziff Slashes Management FeesWhat are your thoughts on firms recent decisions to lower management fees due to week performance? Och-Ziff, Third Point, and Aurelius to name a few... ...
SBrunsWS
33 days 18 hours ago
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Any systematic/quantitative driven funds in Houston/Dallas?Not looking in particular for prop shops or small funds...Are there any notable HF out here with a more quantitative slant? Looking more towards a research role but not too familiar with the area. ...
Skirts
13 days 22 hours ago
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Hedge Funds dying industry?Hedge funds are cutting fees, because even the great investors are not doing well. The 2 & 20 was based off of the first 8 managers returns and now everyone is starting a fund and killing the industry. What do you keyboard warriors think? ...
EconomicsMajor
04 days 2 hours ago
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Transitioning into a Hedge FundHey guys, I currently work at a Fund Admin and do operations work for bank debt. I've been here for about a year and am currently trying to get into the Hedge Fund side. I've been talking with a few recruiters, and they keep telling me about opportunities they have open. I haven't heard back from th...
RGC3691
94 days 10 hours ago
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Distressed Debt / Bankruptcies news agregators/blogsHi folks, all in the title. I am an aspiring Rx Practitioner looking for specialized media to follow. ...
dick_fluid
54 days 10 hours ago
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Are there any billionaire (or 9 figure millionaire) hedge fund managers from a non-traditional background?So for example. They didn't do the whole Ivy League to BB to HF and work their way up or lateraled. Like managers that worked in a completely unrelated field and then got into hedge funds and investing. I know it's not unheard of in the Venture Capital field but I'm not sure about the Hedge Fund wo...
UTDFinanceGuy
345 days 4 hours ago
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Hedge Fund Operations SalaryAnyone work in operations at a hedge fund? What are salary expectations? Environment is demanding, talent pool is top tier schools, firm is a top hedge fund. ...
830AtDorsia
105 days 11 hours ago
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Not a "people person"...HI guys: what career in finance /ivestment is good for people who are not "people persons"? Are any areas of private equity (such as distressed /special sits) still reachable? What about HF? In general, where might people who are not "people persons" find their best fit? Thanks ...
Chimp_and_jeez
15 days 12 hours ago
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Tips for a high schooler interested in investing?Im really interested in learning more about finance and investing. What are some things I can do to practice and just improve my skills over the years? Any book you reccomend picking up that shoudlnt be too hard for someone with not that much experience? I want to get into ib after college and event...
ballin3201
66 days 1 hour ago
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Hedge Fund Interview Guide BETA is LIVE!We are finally here! For those of you waiting on the WSO Hedge Fund Interview Guide, thank you for your patience -- it has been a long process to get to this stage. Unlike investment banking or private equity, the hedge fund universe is enormous, so we really had to spend a long time drafting the ...
WallStreetOasis.com
66 days 6 hours ago
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Applying at BaupostHi, I am deeply interested in working for Baupost in the future. I am currently doing my MSc. in Mathematics at one of the 5 best universities worldwide. I also have two years of work experience at a value investing fund in Switzerland (unfortunately no own research yet). Mathematics is probably not...
Valuemacroinvestor
06 days 19 hours ago
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Citadel Commodities Junior Talent ProgramGuys, Just found that Citadel Commodities rolled out a "junior talent program" for undergrads earlier this year. Was curious about if any of you has more info regarding the program and how the recruiting process went this year. Thanks! ...
Crazy-Dude
26 days 22 hours ago
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Futures exchange company seeking Partner? Please help! I am employ by a China Financial Futures exchange company, will provide the investment fund seeking a U.S company who can provide and managing the HFT trading software strategies and techniques for a Joint ventures? Anyone have any idea? Please help. Thank you! ...
rolling5507
01 week 8 hours ago
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Is Insider Trading Morally Wrong?This might sound stupid on the surface, but I don't think insider trading is morally wrong. The stock market isn't a zero-sum game where in order for there to be winners, there must be losers, right? If that's the case, isn't it a victimless crime? Now obviously I'd never do it if given the opportun...
zYzzbrah1
31 week 12 hours ago
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AMA: Credit Analyst at +$5B Distressed ShopHave lurked on WSO on-and-off since pre-crisis days. Reading the material on here helped me get my first internship - time to give back. Happy to answer anything and everything. Quick background below. - Beginning third year as investment analyst at a $5B event-driven / distressed debt fund - Inves...
valueisoverrated
1001 week 20 hours ago
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What the fuck should I do?Hi guys. I'm currently 16 and a year away from leaving school. I want to pursue a career in Hedge Funds since I really enjoy learning about financial markets and investing. I live in Australia which amounts to nearly fuck all in the Hedge Fund and AM industry. However I have interned twice at a Hedg...
Wolfofgeorgestreet
141 week 23 hours ago
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Energy AM to Generalist at HF?As the topic says, I work on the research team at a medium sized ($10B) energy specific AM on the west coast. My goal is to one day work as a generalist at a L/S value HF in NYC. I'm almost 1 year out of my UG (semi target) and a level 2 CFA since June. My question is two fold: 1) how competitive...
90001
01 week 1 day ago
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How does one go from asset management to hedge fund? I work in wealth management currently and am curious about how to make a career change to hedge funds. ...
zkx612
51 week 2 days ago
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How to prepare for brainteasers/puzzles for a HF interview?Anyone know of any resources/databases to prepare for an interview like this? I want practice for these sorts of things before it's too late ...
pr3167
01 week 3 days ago
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The rise (and fall) of hedge funds?Hi guys, I came across an interesting article yesterday in the WSJ talking about hedge funds starting to make their way from the original fundamental strategies over towards quantitative, algorithmic trading strategies. I wanted to start a discussion and see where people stood on this topic. It dis...
Scurti
21 week 3 days ago
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How much do your PMs work?Just curious for comparison... My PM basically works analyst banking hours and and I'm trying to determine if this is the norm or if he is just a masochist. I work at a large multi-strat for reference. ...
billy_mays
211 week 5 days ago
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L/S credit questions I posted the questions below on an older thread but wasn't getting many responses, so wanted to put them out there on a new thread. These questions relate to a single issuer's bonds (not an index). 1) Assuming decent tranche size ($400mm+) and issuer isn't distressed, what would typically be the c...
MidtownParkAve
31 week 6 days ago
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Lobbying For A Position - How Much Is Too Much?.................................................................................................... ...
Burke
41 week 6 days ago
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Buying ArtAnyone here on the finance side of the art industry? I have been interested in this topic as of late and am struggling to find any detail on it, other than a few articles online of a shop or two. Another user posted on the this on the Jobs forum but it didn't get much attention: http://www.wallstree...
TXrealestate
31 week 6 days ago
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FSI Group?does anyone have any information they could provide me on FSI group? anyone work there or know someone who does? I've read their website, just trying to learn as much as possible ...
YungMoney
11 week 6 days ago
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LongConvexity
01 week 6 days ago
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Joining a startup hedge fundhi guys - what do people think of joining a start-up fund as an analyst from IBD? the positives for me are: - potential greater learning experience as team much smaller - better chance to network - larger upside main negative is obviously the chance it goes bust. does anyone have any tips when doin...
padrepio
02 weeks 6 hours ago
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Advice WelcomedHey fellow WSO monkeys, looking to be a rather long post, but any and all advice is much appreciated. Background- Keeping brief to try and save y'all time Going into 3rd year of college (non-target) but have teachers who teach at targets w/ a few connections Mediocre 3.7 GPA, will be over 3.8 by the...
SlightlyAboveAverage
02 weeks 8 hours ago
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The worst Hedge Fund Manager/Investor?Some of today's Hedge Fund Managers are so bad they shouldn't even be handed a demo account. Bill "the destroyer of capital" Ackman, is down more than half a Billion $ since Brexit only, One of his notable achievements recently is holding the worst performing stocks, including a couple that failed t...
LeNasser
362 weeks 1 day ago
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Deloitte Corp Fin to HF?Just trying to learn more about corporate finance in general, but anyways I'm meeting w/ an alum next week who's a principal at Deloitte. I looked into their programs for undergrads, and granted I've seen some people on LinkedIn w/ profile descriptions as "IB analyst at Deloitte." I'm mostly curious...
Scurti
02 weeks 2 days ago
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CItadel Global Equities Associate InterviewsUpcoming interviews with Citadel Global Equities. Has anyone gone through the associate interview process and could share insights/tips on structure? In person interview with Analyst and recruiter. Thanks! ...
CZK32
72 weeks 5 days ago
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Investing without emotion?The CFO of my company was explaining their investment process to me. He said for the last 10+ years the company decided to go with quant and technical analysis. He said one of the main reasons is that it takes the emotion out of investing. I'm new and currently in a back office spot so I dont know m...
value15
142 weeks 5 days ago
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Angelo, Gordon & CoDoes anyone have any info on what to expect for an interview at Angelo, Gordon & Co? Any help would be greatly appreciated ...
RGC3691
03 weeks 3 hours 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
23 weeks 9 hours ago
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Career path to HF PM --> non target?Hi monkeys, Currently a rising sophomore at a top 50 non target in the South. Doing an IB summer analyst spot at a small boutique this post-freshman summer that I leveraged through an alum at a nearby school who ran a small shop in my hometown. Anyways, to the point. Long term goal is to either bec...
WineSpectator
13 weeks 13 hours ago
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Hedge Funds in Boston that specialize in FXAnyone have a list of currency trading firms in the Boston area? ...
Devin-Reinert
23 weeks 15 hours ago
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Is founding a startup or founding a HF more likely to make you wealthy (100MM+)?While working at a sizable HF makes you more money than almost any desk job in the world, it is not going to make you truly wealthy unless you get made PM, which is highly unlikely. The path to true riches lies in starting your own successful HF. Becoming truly wealthy from either starting a HF or a...
crazi4ib
13 weeks 1 day ago
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How long was your interview process ?Guys, I have heard some ridiculous numbers being thrown around, as long as 6 - 8 months to go through a hedge fund interview process. Just want to get a sense of what the "average" is. If you are currently at a HF, can you please share how long your interview process was ? ...
stern2005
33 weeks 1 day ago
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How to short a corporate bondAre there any other ways to take a short position on a corporate bond other than buy CDS against it? Can you actually "borrow" a bond and sell it? Sounds risky and expensive considering the coupon payments, so wasn't sure if there is even a market for that. ...
MidtownParkAve
393 weeks 1 day ago
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How Far Would You Go For a Promotion?It looks like things are heating up once again at the world's largest hedge fund as allegations of a bit of sexual deviance come to light. Christopher Tarui, a 34-year old employee at Bridgewater, recently filed (and then withdrew) a complaint against Ray Dalio's behemoth of a fund, calling it a "ca...
Nick Naylor
83 weeks 1 day ago
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Breaking into HF from a non-target?How much difficult is it to go from BB IB coverage to HF if you're not from a well-known school? Yummy's SB's for helpful answers :-) ...
Monone
43 weeks 2 days ago
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Compensation at CLO fundsDoes anyone know how a first year analyst at a CLO shop might be compensated relative to other analysts in the industry? ...
teabag822
93 weeks 3 days 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
73 weeks 3 days ago
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Turned my live $4000 account to $44,000+ in 4 weeks...What is next? hi guys, the boy is back in market after a long period of saving capital doing 9-5. It' feels good to be back. O the subject, yes. I turned my live $4000 account into $44K with over 5500 trades (ROI - 1000%). Yes all within 1 month. You think goldman boys can produce this "without algos" i think no...
GoodBoyFX
953 weeks 3 days ago
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Citadel Global EquitiesHas anyone gone through Citadel's Global Equity interview process and could share some insights on structure / content? Happy to revert back to the group in a bit once my process has ended. Thanks! ...
Fellow_monkey
83 weeks 5 days ago
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Need some help re: hedge fund internship cold emails I'm a rising sophomore at a target school (HYPS) and I'm looking for an internship for next summer, preferably in a hedge fund. I have a couple of questions about networking/landing the internship that I'm unsure about. 1. Am I out of my mind to think about breaking into a HF right out of college? I...
chillinout
83 weeks 5 days ago
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Can I turn this situation into FT? I'm graduating undergrad in May 2017 from a non-target school, I've been interning the past several summers at a research focused, concentrated L/S firm in NYC. I'd ideally like to skip banking and go straight to the buyside. For firm specific reasons there isn't a FT spot open at the firm I've bee...
ftorbust
03 weeks 6 days ago
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MIS a good major for jumping straight into Hedge Funds?So I am hoping to double major in Finance and MIS, but am wondering if that's a good idea. I am really striving to jump right into hedge funds and think that MIS ( Management Information Systems) would help with possibly researching and analyzing/organizing important data for ideas while also helpin...
Leorio
73 weeks 6 days ago
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Newb needs some helpHi there. I graduated with a degree in economics from a non target school. Worked a year as logistics associate at a brewery and now I am looking to get into investment/hedge fund after reading my boy Ray Dalio's book. However, a degree in economics didnt really teach me anything about investment at...
Saveharambe
43 weeks 6 days ago
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Good post and model for valuing distressed debtThis site is run by a poster on these forums but I think this post deserves attention because it is well written and includes a good looking Excel model. The layout and example are both simple but that will make the most sense for the most people reading the article. edit - link seems to fail someti...
1337
123 weeks 6 days 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
173 weeks 6 days ago
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Understanding Markets and EconomiesHey WSO, I'm interested in learning how financial markets and the overall economy work together. For example, I'd like to better understand the fundamentals of all markets and their relation to the overall economy. I have been trying to gain an intuitive understanding of how economies work, but the...
GTBAHFM
93 weeks 6 days ago
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Inefficient Markets, Seth Klarnan, Liar's Poker and ShortingOne of my favourite quotes from Liar's Poker was "you have to be smart to get rich trading bonds, but you have to be fucking smart to get rich trading equities" (may not be the exact wording but that's the basic idea). And it seems to me that this could still hold through today - equities are surely...
TSLA220
194 weeks 3 hours ago
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Getting foot into the door. Am I screwed?Hey guys, so I'm sophomore college student in New York (not going school in city tho). I just finished my assistant role to senior analyst at L/S fund. I run models, covered earnings call (doing it now still), do research for the firms and industries that Senior Analyst asked me to do, and present i...
ilbe123
14 weeks 6 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
34 weeks 7 hours ago
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Reaching Out to Recruiters/HeadhuntersI understand that it is still quite early to be considering this, but I was curious about the process of reaching out to headhunters early on. I'm a first year analyst at a BB in ER, and was wondering if it would be a good idea to reach out to/network with some recruiters just to touch base and get ...
BananaHoarder
104 weeks 8 hours ago
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Hedge Fund StressHi Guys I'm doing a study at the moment into stockbroker stress, hedge fund stress and high earning upper management execs stress. My study is focusing on high earners PS150,000 plus. Could anyone on here answer the following questions. I'm particularly interested in the conversation going on in the...
anxietyexpert
04 weeks 11 hours ago
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The hedge fund industry has a 'real problem,' but it's not the one you thinkAs you all know, the hedge fund industry isn't doing too well. Poor performance, insider trading investigations, and the closing down of some large funds are topics that keep popping up recently in the news. Another problem that few people talk about: All the money is going to a handful of funds, it...
fine-nance
14 weeks 1 day ago
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HF vs IB Internship?I have been gathering information on multiple IB internships and I ran across an article suggesting that interning at a HF is more beneficial for people trying to work on Wall St. Is there any truth to that? Also, do the banks care much for prior military experience if it is not relevant to the ana...
cvalente
01 month 1 day ago
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Hedge fund/portfolio managers with PhDWhich fund managers come to mind that have a PhD? I have obviously ran the searches in LinkedIn etc., but the amount of managers who are registered there is somewhat limited. I am trying to get an understanding of the opportunities out there for PhD, what kind of investment styles they follow and ho...
risenshine
71 month 1 day ago
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Is it my time to strike out?Hi WSO, I wanna get a gauge on whether is it my time to strike out with my own HF. I'm currently in an established fund with shared track record. Envious of being the fund manager and CEO at 40 at my own place adds impetus to me starting on my own. My stats are: - Top undergrad target school. No mas...
Nijikon
161 month 2 days 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
71 month 3 days ago
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FO to Top HF Research (MO?)?Bit of an odd situation + not too much on here about this, hence my post-here goes: Background: 5 years out of undergrad, studied poly sci at an ivy 3.5 GPA. Worked at a start-up for 3 years (think big data (clinical trials/regulatory info) for big biotech and pharma), currently do healthcare sell-s...
fuccboi
31 month 3 days ago
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Secondary offerings I am looking for hedge funds that partake in secondary offerings of all sorts. A list please ...
Ioaannu
21 month 3 days ago
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How safe of a bet is a top MFE/MFin (MIT/Princeton/CMU/Columbia/etc) for a position as a quant?Do these programs regularly place into top quant funds (Two Sigma, Shaw, etc.)? Also, would doing an MFE/Mfin straight out of undergrad allow you to go straight into a HF? ...
pr3167
51 month 3 days ago
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Obscure Hedge Fund ManagerThe numbers that have been seen coming out of a hedge fund all the way down in the Atlanta area are quite surprising given the recent performance of the hedge fund industry. Annual returns of 13%, 24% and 91% since 2013 The fund is called Arjun LP and the man behind it is Joseph A. Meyer Jr. Meyer...
mCobb
21 month 4 days 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
711 month 4 days 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
41 month 4 days ago
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Top Energy Hedge Funds?I'm a rising sophomore looking at working at a hedge fund in the energy space ideally next summer, but also long term - I'm trying to assemble a list of top funds (or teams of larger funds) in the space - can anyone recommend any to check out? (There are a few threads on WSO about this, but I've fo...
EnergyMonkey
141 month 4 days 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
31 month 5 days ago
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What characteristics do all good PMs and Fund managers have?I know hard work is an obvious one for but maybe something less obvious like attention to detail critical thinking eg ...
Wolfofgeorgestreet
51 month 5 days 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
51 month 5 days ago
+150
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...
1391 month 5 days 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...
Straight To The Pros
11 month 6 days 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
131 month 1 week 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
111 month 1 week 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
01 month 1 week 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
81 month 1 week 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 month 1 week 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 month 1 week 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 month 1 week ago
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Simons vs. High Frequency Traders Fitting that the day I finish the popular book Flash Boys (yes I know I'm behind on this) this news come by my desktop... James Simons and Renaissance Technologies has recently filed a patent for outrunning speed crazed traders through executing synchronized trades in multiple exchanges. The inventi...
mCobb
11 month 1 week 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
21 month 1 week ago
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I want to work at a hedge fund-- Am I delusional?.......................................................................................................................................................................... ...
trimminghedges
51 month 1 week 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
11 month 1 week 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
01 month 1 week 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
21 month 1 week 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
11 month 3 days 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
191 month 1 week ago

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