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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...
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Investment Strategy in AM to Global Macro Fund. Possible?How likely it is to move after few years from a investment strategy team of AM to a Global Macro Hedge Fund? Or do the funds prefer sellside traders who have more market experience? ...
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Glenview LettersHey guys, Anyone know where I can obtain additional Glenview investor letters? I found the following and have found them great! http://www.marketfolly.com/2015/03/glenview-capita... http://www.gurufocus.com/news/126978/glenview-capi... http://www.scribd.com/doc/23978398/Glenview-Capita... http://ww...
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Hedge Fund: The Investment Life CycleMod note (Andy): Throwback Thursday, this post originally went up on 4/23/12. Hey guys, so after some encouragement from a few of you guys I'm gonna go ahead and start a bit of a series of posts on my experience in the hedge fund industry, particularly in how one goes from the start of an investment...
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Starting in top BB IBD vs HF ($1bn+) My initial plan was to do IBD but now I have the opp to join a large HF in a vanilla strategy. The firm manages mid 10 figures in $ terms in a global equity L/S strat. I'm trying to make up my mind whether to go with IBD or take the HF gig. Long term career goal would be to start my own HF after su...
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Contract position (1-2m) as HF Analyst with top BB. Take?Would you leave your current perm FT position at a non IB/HF/PE role if you were offered this new position? Especially if you were looking to break in? I feel like this could be a fantastic opportunity, however I'm pretty risk averse, and 1-2 months is nothing...It's a tough decision. I'm not sure ...
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Choosing Industry CoverageHey guys, I'll be joining a long/short equity hedge fund as an analyst soon and wanted to get your views on choosing an industry to cover. Aside from obviously choosing a sector that you're interested in, do you guys have any tips for selecting one? Any sectors you would try to avoid when just start...
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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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Initial call with PM at a Credit FundGot tapped for a 20-30 minute introductory call for a position (I assume associate or analyst,. Bloomberg didn't say). I've looked at the prospectus and have been trying to dig deeper into the person I'm speaking with. Apparently he's in middle market capital. I have no idea if he is HY, Credit oppo...
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Sports for NetworkingI know there have been threads on this before but I'm asking about NYC and hedge funds specifically. I'll be starting in trading at a BB in the fall. I have this entire summer to do whatever the f*ck I want, so I'm trying to figure out how to best use my time. 1. Squash. So, I started playing s...
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Deferring Start Date at Hedge FundHey guys - I've got a weird question here. I'm currently a first year IBD analyst, with a signed offer to join a hedge fund in Summer 2015. I'm wondering if anyone has had any experience with asking a fund to defer start date. I realize this is going to sound strange, but I had a pretty bad family e...
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Weirdest Hedge Fund Strategies?I've heard of hedge funds using satellite photos to get first-hand intelligence about how businesses are doing. The most common version I heard about was monitoring the parking lots of retail stores to see how many customers they had:v It's an interesting example, although I think people have since ...
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What do you think about the CAIA?I'm seeing more and more people take the CAIA ...
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Where do Hedge funds add most value?Complete newbie here when it comes to hedge funds..Just wondering where do Hedge funds add most value? With so much coverage of large cap equities etc. Where exactly do hedge funds most typically find attractive valuations/mispricings to justify their high costs? ...
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Bloomberg Terminals at HFsQuick question: do all the analysts at your fund get their own Bloomberg terminals? ...
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AMA: HY/Distressed Analyst at NYC based Mid-Sized Credit Hedge FundHey all, long time lurker first time poster. Just wanted to share my background and answer questions for those interested. Background: 7 years of investment research experience prior to b-school, mostly in equities (some credit) with half of that on the buyside at a hedge fund; sectors covered incl...
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Example reportHi, anyone knows where can I find any example of a macro/long-short/risk arbitrage report? regards ...
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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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Moving from AM to HFHey all - This is most certainly premature, however, I have a first round interview with a asset manager coming up in the near future. Having been on the sell side for about 18 months now, I have began thinking about my eventual move to the buyside and, as luck would have it, was contacted by a rec...
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Networking - Ask for referral Hi, I'm looking for some hedge fund networking advice. I have a connection with a very senior person (old family friend, haven't been in touch) in a non-investing role at a hedge fund and I was wondering how I could contact this person to ask for a referral to someone in an investing role. I don't w...
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IPO/Secondary Offering Looking to expand my book on syndicate deal flow players. My clients get involved with IPO's, Secondaries, Preferred, etc. Looking for new connections. Reach out to me via message and we'll see if we can do business together. ...
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Asset Base LendingAnyone here who does Asset Based Lending? Is this a good field to get into now? Do any HF and PE shops look for people with this skillset. How does ABL at a bank stack up to LevFin in terms of exit opps and skillset? ...
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Multistrat terms for PM'sHi, I thought it would make sense to compile payout terms and drawdown limits for the major multistrats in one place, rather than scattering through different posts. If you know (directly) of terms for PM's in different asset classes, post below and I will keep a list up here. Everyone's deal is a ...
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Where do you see yourself in x years interview question?Hi, I'm a junior pursuing a degree in Math/Econ, I transferred to a target. Because I transferred and was really sick for a semester, I'm graduating a semester to a year late. This is a good thing because I didn't get an internship for a hedge fund like I wanted, although I did find work in consulti...
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How do activist investors get a company to listen to them?Let's say Icahn takes a stake in a large company and demands share buybacks and the company tells him to **** himself. How is he going to go about producing changes at the company? I'm specifically trying to understand the voting rights situation. How much of the shareholders does he have to convinc...
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