So to the best of my understanding there's three "types" of hedge funds: ones that rely on fundamental analysis (L/S, market neutral, distressed, etc), ones that rely on Quant strategies, and ones that rely on top-down investing (Global Macro). If I'm missing anything please correct me.
I am most interested in pursuing an Analyst position at a Global Macro fund. I get their strategy, but can someone give me an idea for what an Analyst at a Global Macro fund would actually do on a day-to-day basis? How is their role different than at the other types of hedge funds?
Also, are analyst positions more scarce for Global Macro funds?