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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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Interesting European credit names?Hi guys: I was wondering if anyone can suggest some interesting European credit names to look at please? I'm a current credit analyst based in Asia who is hoping to transition into credit in UK. As part of my recruiting process, I want to create some credit pitches that can be brought up during my n...
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Leaving Banking for HF JobsI'm sure this has been covered in previous threads, but I didn't see anything recent so figured I would start something new. I'm currently in a 2 year banking program a BB in a top group and have been recruiting for HF opportunities for the past few months. I've been fortunate enough to land offe...
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Making a Good Impression at a One-Day Job ShadowHi all, I am a university freshman (West Coast non-target) who was just selected for a one-day job shadow with an alumni who co-founded a hedge fund marketing firm in NYC. I'm fairly bright and driven academically, but I have almost no experience with this kind of "real world" thing. I'm hoping this...
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How can I prepare my Series 7 testHi. I recently started my internship as a foreign student in a hedge fund company in New York. My boss wants me to study Series 7 and encourages me to consider about getting a job after my internship. He says a woman with a work experience in a hedge fund and series 7 license can easily get a job op...
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Hedge Fund Dress CodeGood morning monkeys, Quick question for you. I will be starting at a hedge fund directly after undergrad in about a month. Generally speaking, what is the dress code at a hedge fund? There are about 25 people in the office, and everyone seemed to dress fairly business casual, but I'm not sure if an...
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Elliott ManagementAnyone have a sense of types of questions they ask on the personality/aptitude test and case study test? Any color appreciated... ...
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Brevan Howard NYJust wondering how Brevan Howard is viewed today in NY/US in general? Saw they opened up operations in NY a few years ago but can't seem to find much on how active they are here and if it is viewed as a top fund in the us, know it certainly is in europe. Any insight on office size/culture/breaking i...
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Fixed income/credit after rates go upHi guys: was just wondering if I can hear about your views on fixed income/credit after rates go up? Are we at a point in the credit cycle where the last 20 years of bond bull market is about to end and reverse? if so, would fixed income/credit investing become a declining industry? what are your th...
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Info on Newtyn Management?Hi, Does anyone in WSO have any information about Newtyn? Thanks ...
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Force Capital ManagementDoes anyone know anything about Force Capital Management? AUM? What its like to work there? Compensation? Any help would be greatly appreciated. ...
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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! ...
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Oil - A contrarian play?Like a lot of people on WSO, I am a young budding investor. I am fortunate to have some money to spend in the markets and am looking for long term stock picks. I read a lot about contrarian investors who all like to buy out of favor companies. Basically, I am wondering if right now is a good time...
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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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Citadel Second Rounds Modeling ExamCould someone please tell me exactly what to expect for Citadel's second rounds for Global Equities in New York? I am trying to prepare for a healthcare analyst interview, it will be a 3-statement standalone and debt schedule, but what else do I need? Is there a template? How much time am I given? D...
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How to become a hedge fund manager from scratch?Hi everyone, I am Newbie from Germany. So excuse my language and grammar ;-). My professionel background is large-cap investment banking, private equity exposure in Europe and currently Big4 transaction services in Frankfurt. Since I am not challenged enough and bored out in my current role, I am t...
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HF interview coming upHi All, I'm quite fresh out of Uni with a masters degree, working for a large financial institution in Europe. Sadly I do not believe there is a future for me at this company, for reasons I cannot go in to here but they have nothing to do with me. I'm not in a rush to change job, but eventually I ha...
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Hedge fund or S&T-offerHi guys, first post here. Hopefully you can help me out with this one. So I did an internship with a fairly large (>EU1bn) hedge fund last summer, and was offered to come back and write my master thesis there, which I've been doing this spring. After the internship there was never any mention of ...
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Post IB HF CompensationHey monkeys, Looking for some advice. Currently a 2nd year IB coverage analyst at a top BB (GS/MS/JPM) with an offer to join a 3.5bn HF. The fund is credit focused. All in comp for the stub and first year is targeted at 190-210k. Is this on the lower end given the fund size? Anyone care to share the...
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Compensation discussion during buyside recruitingI was curious how people were comparing job offers. Do firms guarantee you X-amount in compensation during the recruiting process or just tell you what the bonuses last year were? How is everyone so sure that their job is going to pay $250k? I basically signed my job with no idea how much my comp is...
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Risk at Hedge fundsHi everyone! Lately I was contacted by some recruiters from major hedge funds for various risk positions. I know that in banks it is very hard to move from risk to say trading. Do you know if this way is more realistic at hedge funds? Or is this a wrong way of breaking into HFs? My current role is s...
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Advice for a CFA/CA,CPAHi Monkeys, I am in mid 20's currently working in MM M&A in Canada, looking to complete my CFA in due course, and have recently received my CA, CPA designation (thinking about learning C++ and Python myself). How can I best leverage myself to break into a HF? 1. Top 10 MBA 2. Masters/degree in ...
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Start up Hedge FundsDoes anyone know of any start up hedge funds that are hiring? ...
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Credit L/S vs Equity L/SHi guys: Can someone comment on the difference between credit L/S and equity L/S hedge funds in terms of thought process please? I understand that they look at different parts of capital structure, and I guess credit L/S funds also look at duration, convexity etc to make money. Are there any other ...
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How much of their strategies do hedge funds disclose to investors?A complete newbie to the hedge fund space here looking for insight. The question is in the title but more specifically I am interested in how start-up hedge funds go about this. On the one hand, as a hedge fund manager, you would want your potential investors to get a detailed enough understanding o...
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