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How much more confidence would you have if you knew the questions BEFORE you step into the interview room? With over 12,000 interview insights to date across thousands of firms, we have an unprecedented look on the inside to help you get ready.

Several years ago, with the power of the WSO community, we started using the thousands of interview insights in our database to make our guides the most accurate and current in the world. We filter through all this valuable data so that you have a significant advantage on interview day.

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Sample Hedge Fund Interview Questions

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Sample Technical Hedge Fund Interview Questions:

This is one of the most common questions in a hedge fund interview if you come from a deal-oriented background. The interviewer might let you choose a deal to discuss or pick one at random from your CV. The interviewer might ask you anything from a simple high level overview all the way down to a detailed discussion of the investment thesis, purchase price, operating forecast, and expected returns. This type of question is used to gauge the following:

  • Your investment judgment
  • Your knowledge of the HF investment process
  • Your ability to focus on the most important issues
  • Your knowledge of various markets
  • Your deal memory for deal facts and context

Before you walk into any hedge fund interview, you should reacquaint yourself with the following facts about every deal on your CV:

  • Purchase price, including the multiples of EBITDA and EBIT it represented
  • Sources and uses of capital
  • The investment thesis and its primary drivers
  • The key diligence issues and findings
  • The base operating case/projection
  • Key risks and upsides

...and at least 4 more facts...

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...and hundreds more, along with company specific trends...don't underestimate the importance of the fit questions!!!

1. HF Interview Prep Pack Guide (200+ pages)
Part 1 of 4

As always, we never stop improving our products and services and no matter what version you buy, you always get the updated versions free of charge, so even if you think you may not be recruiting for hedge funds in a year or two, you can ensure you get the lowest price by purchasing today. Version 1.0 released in 2016. In future years, we plan on continuing to add more case studies, investment pitches and webinars from hedge fund professionals from all different types of hedge funds. We will continually incorporate new content into the guide to make this an even more interactive and valuable resource.

How to Prepare for Your Hedge Fund Interview

Besides studying with the WSO HF Interview Prep package, here are 9 general tips to help you prepare for this rigorous recruiting process:

  • First off, make sure your resume is polished and ready to go. Use the HF professionals in our WSO Resume Review if you need help.
  • Get in touch with recruiters within 3-6 months of your first job out of undergrad if you aren't going directly into HF to get you on their radar. Detailed list in the WSO Company Database, just filter by "Recruiter - headhunter" under industry.
  • Read up the HF industry, prepare and practice at least 2 pitches (one long, one short)
  • Study your deals in excruciating detail as mentioned above
  • Work on your story and fit questions. Why hedge funds? why this fund or specific strategy? why now? What is an example of a time you exceeded expectations? A time you disagreed with your boss? what did you do?
  • Practice your behavioral questions to be ready for the final round series of interviews
  • Polish up on other technical concepts - 3 statements, valuation methods, modeling, etc
  • What makes a good investment? a Bad investment? Do you have the investor mind set?
  • Practice the case interview method. Are you ready to walk through a case or pitch as if you were interviewing for McKinsey? More and more hedge funds are adopting this in their interviews, so be ready!

Hedge Fund Interview Questions are NOT the Same as Investment Banking Interview Questions

Many candidates make the mistake of thinking if they know the technical aspects of an investment banking interview down cold, that they will survive the technical aspect of the hedge fund interview. This could not be further from the truth. The goal of the HF interviewer is typically to test and see if you can think as an investor. They don't just want to see that you understand various valuation methodologies and can build a 3 statement model from scratch, but they want to make sure you can communicate clearly the rationale for a specific investing opportunity. Do you appreciate and understand the risks?

These interviews take a combination of technical and behavioral savvy that makes investment banking interviews look like a cake-walk!

This doesn't mean you can't prepare, it just means that while you're working 80-100 hour weeks in investment banking or management consulting, you have to use your time to prepare for the right questions. This hedge fund interview guide will make sure to give you that focus on the right topics so that you can use your limited time wisely.

Types of questions that are included in this guide:

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  • When do they go wrong?
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  • Do you have a good understanding of risk/reward and the general investment mandate at a specific fund?
  • Are you able to communicate this clearly and succinctly?

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2. 10+ Actual Hedge Fund Cases - Realistic Practice
Part 2 of 4

The 10 cases included in the WSO HF Interview Prep Pack will make sure that you are ready no matter what type of fund you are targeting. The investment pitches go over the thought process of actual hedge fund professionals and walk you step by step through their research, thesis formation and presentation so that you can apply their strategies while forming your own pitches. The investment pitches is the most difficult part of hedge fund interview preparation, but it is also the most critical. In order to be successful in your hedge fund interviews, you need to know how to research, structure and present your ideas in a way that will get you the offer.

This HF interview prep pack makes sure that once you are done studying, you will be able to find and develop your own investment ideas in the public markets. From long/short funds, to credit, event driven and macro oriented funds, you will have a much better understanding on what makes these funds tick and how to impress them with your own ideas. No matter what type of fund, we have you covered.

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The Wall Street Oasis video library offers more than 100 exclusive videos, including hedge fund interview questions, webinars and detailed Q&A videos with our experienced Hedge Fund WSO Mentors. Once you have signed up, you can watch unlimited videos from the industry and position of your choice. We are excited to offer this innovative Wall Street video library to help you prepare for your own hedge fund interviews. Below are a few short previews and a list of some of the hedge fund webinars you'll have access to when you sign up. We are adding over 150+ webinars and hours of content every year! More webinars are added weekly.

Here is a partial list of the Hedge Fund webinars, exclusive to the WSO Video Library:

  • Hedge Fund Investment Pitch
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  • HF Short Sell Thesis - YOD
  • Paths to a Hedge Fund Job
  • Developing a Short Thesis - WTW Stock
  • Week in the life of a Macro Hedge Fund PM
  • Healthcare Careers and Market Trends (PE & HF)

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Ready for that tough interview? Get the inside scoop and see what candidates interviewing for the same position were asked in prior interviews at the same firm to see if you're ready. Interview insights focus on the toughest questions to make sure you are ready to land an offer. Don't go in without doing your homework...which starts right here in the WSO Company Database.

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  • 10 Video Pitches - $300 Value
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