There have been several of these so I don't know how helpful I can be. Will do my best
Took a pretty traditional route to get the job:
- Target school
- Top banking group
- HF job through headhunter
Not going to give out too many personal details, but I'm sure people could figure out who I am based on my posting history if they really cared/tried. Anyway... I work at a $10b+ L/S fund. I "cover" several industries (co-coverage with a few senior analysts) and while I typically stick to fundamental L/S, I've done some event-driven and credit/distressed investing.
Ask me any questions about banking, HFs, the interview process, the actual job, etc. Try to keep questions public unless it's extremely personal - best for everyone to see so that I can avoid repeats and help everyone at once
Answering these somewhat slowly because I'm pretty busy these days, but I will do my best to get to all of your questions and provide as helpful an answer as I can.