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  1. Why You're So Easy to Replace

    Mod Note (Andy): Best of Eddie, this was originally posted in 2010. To see all of our top content from the past, click here. "The meek shall inherit the earth, but not its mineral rights."- John Paul Getty After a particularly brutal day at the ...

    58 comments - 27 silver bananas - Dec 9 2015 - 12:31pm -

  2. Random Thoughts on the HF Industry

          It's been a while since I posted (sorry @AndyLouis) so I decided to come back with something a little different from my previous posts. I'll continue the E&F posts at some point, but given recent market conditions I thou ...

    43 comments - 19 silver bananas - Mar 13 2016 - 11:00am -

  3. Hedge fund to less stressful role- long only? others?

          I've been in the L/S fundamental equity hedge fund world for the last 7 years. I'm a senior analyst with a small team under me at a large, well-known hedge fund. I am often recruited by other funds and/or headhunters to eith ...

    15 comments - 1 silver bananas - May 9 2016 - 2:25am -

  4. Bridger Capital- Secret Society: What do you know?

          So Martin Shkreli showed up on the radio show "The Breakfast Club" with Charlemagne Tha God. Interviewed pharma-bro and they brought up the secret society "Bridger Capital", the Illuminati of Hedge Funds. Shkreli w ...

    19 comments - 3 silver bananas - Feb 19 2016 - 7:30pm -

  5. Forbes 30 Under 30- Finance

    Forbes just released the list a few days back (Jan 9th). What do you all think of the group this year? http://www.forbes.com/30under30/#/finance skylinegtr94's blog hedge funds private equity 30 under 30 ...

    111 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jan 17 2015 - 11:00am -

  6. Why I Chose a Capitol Hill Internship to Prepare for Future in Finance

          Hey all, Wanted to share my experience and what I've learned to help ambitious students lay out their future. Anytime in-between the four years of college can leave you unsure and wondering what you want to do after, so I hope th ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 27 2016 - 4:14am -

  7. Aspiring billionaire

          Hey wso didn't know what forum to post this In but stocks and markets seems the most closely related and appropriate, basically I really want to be a billionaire, I want to make and be worth a billion dollars or two within my lif ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 22 2016 - 10:39pm -

  8. Private Equity vs Hedge Funds: 4 Key Differences

    Full disclosure, I'm biased to the HF path, but have friends at top PE shops. First things first, PE and HF are two fundamentally different career paths. Yes, they're both buyside gigs and both pay extremely well. However, it's the differen ...

    363 comments - 7 silver bananas - Jun 14 2016 - 10:49pm -

  9. EDHEC vs RSM vs NHH vs LSE (Financial Statistics)

          Which programme is better in terms of acquiring a job in Asset Management and consequently in a hedge fund abroad after graduation? Got the offers in all these unis. I am a finance undergrad from Russia, 6 months semi-related work exp ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 7 2016 - 1:34pm -

  10. What percent of HF jobs are 60+ hours a week?

          My question is, are most HF jobs gonna be 60+ hours? I researched PE extensively, and even the MM PE people say they average 60. Is HF the same? hedge funds ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 19 2015 - 6:57pm -

  11. AMA Discretionary Hedge Fund Trader

          I did one of these before a couple years back when i was on the sellside, and figured why not do another one since these threads seem to get a lot of traction and provide a lot of useful info for kids. My background:-Discretionary tra ...

    39 comments - 6 silver bananas - Jun 1 2015 - 8:19am -

  12. My heart on my sleeve

          Hi everyone, I'm a long-time lurker on WSO, now seeking counsel from those more experienced. I'm coming here because I honestly have no one else to talk to... I do not want to waste too much of your time so I'll try to ...

    43 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 13 2015 - 4:11am -

  13. Hedge Fund: The Investment Life Cycle

    Mod 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, particular ...

    63 comments - 39 silver bananas - Apr 2 2015 - 11:59am -

  14. Qualities of a Great Investor

          Mod Note (Andy)- as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #44. This one was originally posted 10/19/2015. If you've seen some of my other posts you know that I'm not a st ...

    8 comments - 16 silver bananas - Dec 21 2015 - 9:56pm -

  15. 13F Tracker

          I have a group of public equity investors I'm interesting and tracking to help with investment idea generation. Essentially, I'm looking to pull the name of the company of interest out of all the 13F's files in the last ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 14 2015 - 4:03am -

  16. Low pedigree, non-linear career path, will I get overlooked?

          I'm in my mid-30s with a non-linear career path and lack pedigree. At 18, I made the uninformed choice to attend a state university close to home having not yet realized my passions. Following graduation, I was a loan officer, an ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 29 2016 - 2:46am -

  17. Strong in Sales, should I still pursue S&T?

          Hello I've been working as an equities broker (Private W M) for 9 years at a boutique IB. I have been pretty successful in all aspects of this business and have grown to love sales. Now that I am looking to make a move, I figured ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 12 2016 - 11:41pm -

  18. HF Analyst: The Things I Know For Sure

          Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top WSO forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 5/28/14 and ranks #24 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content here. My background is ...

    45 comments - 24 silver bananas - Jul 11 2015 - 4:04am -

  19. First Pitch/Trade

          In your first hedge fund job, how long did it take before you pitched your first idea and had that idea go into the book? hedge funds ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 14 2015 - 9:03pm -

  20. "Billions"- a new series about hedge funds is coming to Showtime in 2016

    I just saw this article posted on Business Insider. Showtime will be airing a series written by Brian Koppelman, David Levien, and Andrew Ross Sorkin. The cast seems strong based on the mention of Giamatti, who likely won't be drinking any f%cking me ...

    10 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 25 2015 - 3:00pm -

  21. Real Estate Hedge Funds (RE Stocks Only)

          I know a bunch of hedge funds that invest in real estate, but does anyone know of hedge funds that primarily invest in publicly traded REITs and RE related companies? LDR Capital Management is the only I found that is somewhat close t ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 8 2015 - 2:34pm -

  22. Do hedge funds actually beat the market?

          So hedge funds is supposedly a vague term, right, referring to entities that invest via like trading systems and things like that. How does the industry do on average? Does anyone have this information? Cause my first thought is they ...

    52 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 13 2014 - 5:00pm -

  23. Any experience with Greenwich Strategy?

          Does anyone have any insight into Greenwich Strategy in Providence, RI? What is the work like for junior employees? What is compensation? What are the exit opportunities like? What's the interview process? Thanks in advance. busi ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 18 2016 - 9:47am -

  24. Hedgies Wild About Citi

    mod (Andy) note: "Blast from the past- Best of Eddie" If there's an old post from Eddie you'd like to see up again shoot me a message. What is it about Citi that makes it attractive? I'm all about value investing, and three bucks ...

    38 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 5 2014 - 8:00am -

  25. Blackstone First Round Interview (BAAM and BREDS)- Advise

          Hey guys, I have two first round phone interviews with Blackstone this week (SA positions) and am hoping to get some insight. One is for their Alternative Asset Management Group (BAAM- hedge fund solutions) and the other is for Real E ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 25 2016 - 12:13am -

  26. Hedge fund firing rates

          Hey fellow Monkeys- wanted to see what knowledge anyone can share about the firing rates at various types/sizes of hedge funds. I know this will depend a lot on performance in a given year, so it would be interesting to get a sense of ...

    23 comments - 1 silver bananas - Nov 15 2014 - 3:22am -

  27. Is It Worth It?- Spending my youth

    Monkeys, As year 1 closes in, I've begun struggling with what I suppose is some sort of quarter life crisis. For many of us in banking, life to this point has been a constant series of "successes"--do well in high school, go to a top colleg ...

    129 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 22 2016 - 6:26am -

  28. Hedge fund pay at mid-senior levels

          Trying to benchmark a bit for myself and others. I'm pretty familiar with approximate payscales for hedge fund analysts 1-3 years out, but I'd like more insight into what happens when you're a 'senior analyst' ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 8 2015 - 12:59pm -

  29. Hedge Fund Stocks

          Going through the recent round of hedge fund letters, it feels like many of the very respected LS hedge funds own a disproportionate amount of very high profile/large cap internet/tech stocks (Amazon, Netflix, Google, etc.)- especiall ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 24 2016 - 11:23pm -

  30. CFA and Exit Opps for Long Only

          I am starting at a 200B+ AUM long only firm as a buy side equity research analyst out of undergrad. Should I be looking into a CFA or focusing more on recruiting? I'm thinking about possibly joining a L/S (due to background) or e ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 28 2015 - 12:00pm -

  31. Hedge Funds and "Prestige"

    Hi All, I'm curious about the role of prestige and pedigree in hedge fund recruiting: how much does it matter when you're going from one HF to another? In other words, when HF X is looking for a junior-level analyst, do they care most about (a) ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 1 2015 - 1:00am -

  32. 3 Alternative Investments for the Wealthy

          Read this a few days ago and wanted to see WSO opinions. If you had half a billion or more would you invest in these or something else? "The ultra-rich, also known as ultra high-net-worth individuals (UHNWIs), are people defined ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 15 2015 - 11:31am -

  33. want to be an IB really bad, love business and finance, please help

          Hey wso, been browsing a little bit of your guys' site for a few years now, got some good stuff and useful information on here and sometimes can be helpful. Basically I'm a 20 year old college kid living in the united states ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 21 2016 - 12:49pm -

  34. Hedge funds vs. Mutual funds

    Many people here on WSO are obsessed with hedge funds and look upon the mutual fund industry with disdain. However, I have seen a lot of misinformation out there on what mutual funds even do, so I wanted to layout the basics of both hedge funds and mutual ...

    50 comments - 8 silver bananas - Jan 12 2013 - 8:31am -

  35. Why We Should Legalize Insider Trading

    James McDermott. Jeffrey Skilling. Martha Stewart. Raj Rajaratnam. Samuel Waksal. They've all been indicted for the financial taboo of trading on private information profitably. Recently, Steven Cohen's $14B HF SAC Capital Advisors is the latest ...

    66 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 2 2012 - 6:38pm -

  36. Hedge fund to less stressful role- long only? other ideas?

          I've been in the L/S fundamental equity hedge fund world for the last 7 years. I'm a senior analyst with a small team under me at a large, well-known hedge fund. I am often recruited by other funds and/or headhunters to eith ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 1 2016 - 7:02pm -

  37. Hedge Funds & Argentina's Debt Heads to SCOTUS, Wait, What?

    A while back, I wrote a lengthy piece about Argentina's blue market, their black market for dollars, which tended to be rather different from the official exchange rate. Why there was such a gulf between the two, at the time, was what I was trying to ...

    10 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 23 2014 - 5:00pm -

  38. Looking at backlogs

          I don't have much experience with contract based companies that file backlog statistics every Q and year-end- what are some best practices when it comes to analysing changes in these numbers? What are some important things to loo ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 21 2015 - 6:52pm -

  39. What I've learned about Hedge Fund Structure and Compensation

          Over the last few months I've realized just how diverse hedge funds are, and how little people (both in/out of the industry) understand about the different structures. This is my attempt to distill some of the bigger differences ...

    13 comments - 7 silver bananas - Aug 4 2014 - 10:56am -

  40. CFA- worth it for bankers?

          I'm a 1st year analyst in a MM in lev fin and am looking into taking the CFA this year. I've read a lot though that for banking and PE it's not really beneficial. I would be doing it against my banking hours too. The vi ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 16 2016 - 4:21pm -

  41. Starting my own hedge fund, funding question

    Title says it all. I'm starting my own shop but having some trouble getting the initial funding necessary to get off the ground. A little about myself: I'm 26.5 years old with wealth management internship experience at a BB. I like the idea of i ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 9 2015 - 5:05pm -

  42. Tepper Tops Highest-Paid Hedgie List

    Some of these numbers are just staggering. I remember when the whole world came unglued after Michael Milken paid himself $550 million in 1987. That wouldn't even cover David Tepper's tax bill on his 2012 earnings. That's right, kids: hedge ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 15 2013 - 7:27am -

  43. Private Banking to IB or Buyside?

    Hi everyone, I'll start by explaining my situation and then just any advice you can give would be greatly appreciated. I go to a very mediocre school in Oregon, I have a 3.98 GPA in my honor's business program, doing majors in Mathematics and Fi ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 17 2014 - 9:39pm -

  44. Waging a moral war on Herbalife

    Considering most of my clients are out in their beach and country homes vacationing leading to a very slow day at work, I figure I write about one of my favorite market developments of the year, The Hedge Funds vs. Herbalife war. EDIT: Guys I think its im ...

    37 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 21 2012 - 5:16pm -

  45. Carlson Capital- Any Insight?

          Any recent insight into the usual questions for this shop? I've seen things a couple years old and it seems like a good place, only complaint being lower payout? I know the name is reputable but I'm hoping someone has more i ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 20 2016 - 5:59pm -

  46. Getting into a Hedge Fund with or without 1st or 2nd Tier School

          Hi, I've read in some topics that its not necessary to go to an Ivy to break into HF, but realistically, in America, you must have sheer, RAW ambition, and Connections/Networking. Going to an Ivy is necessary for that. But for th ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 19 2015 - 11:47am -

  47. Nailing a HF job in US as a foreigner

          Background: I'll be graduating with a MSc in Finance in 6 months from a top University in Northern Europe. Barring any worst case scenarios, I'll be graduating with a GPA that'll put me in top 3%, and I'll graduate ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 25 2015 - 11:54pm -

  48. Exit Opp Recruiting While in Equity Research

          Hi guys, So I'll be joining a BB ER firm after I graduate and my goal is to eventually jump to a hedge fund. I know that ER folks tend to get recruited by the clients they work with so there isn't an immediate rush to recrui ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 6 2016 - 11:15am -

  49. LSE: Women in the workplace workshops/networking...as a male?

          Hey Everyone, Long story short, I got into LSE's AIC in the new year (link below) and it seems to have an unreal line up (check it out!). By the time I registered, I noticed an unconventional option for a particular workshop: I h ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 21 2015 - 8:49pm -

  50. Degrees sutiable for Hedge funds

          Im majoring in Accounting and Computer Science, are these appropriate majors to break into hedge funds? if not, what are majors to tailor made almost to break into hedge funds, and really have a place on wall street assuming not ivy l ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 19 2015 - 12:04pm -

  51. Future of Asset Management in Investment Banks

          What is the future of institutional Asset Management arms that are housed within investment banks? Especially with the Volcker rule and further law additions. How will compensation line up with independent asset managers and hedge fun ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 6 2015 - 4:23pm -

  52. The Top 3 Hedge Fund Media Myths

    Now monkeys, believe it or not there are some good reporters out there doing solid research on the financial industry, have very good contacts, conduct good interviews and perform excellent due diligence so they are adequately informed. However, for every ...

    17 comments - 7 silver bananas - Mar 23 2013 - 1:45pm -

  53. Top Hedge Funds Performers in 2012

    I looked over this Insider Monkey blog long/short equity hedge fund list and what struck me is how many have shot up to the top in the last year; also, the average holdings is on the small side: 20 stocks or less. As noted, Ms. Krishnamsetty's analys ...

    24 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 29 2012 - 10:49pm -

  54. How much does your decisions from the ages of 12- 18 determine your future/overall happiness in life?- Early

    Gotta make this quick- at work. After reading the risible, lambaste worthy & somberful post of "biggest life regrets" http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/the-single-b... It's evident for MOST of the posters on this forum (whom I' ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 21 2016 - 9:15pm -

  55. What's the traditional path of getting into a hedge fund?

          I'm interested in going into investment banking as an associate (post-MBA). After that, how do you get the hedge fund job? hedge funds ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 10 2014 - 11:43am -

  56. Can anyone give me some insight on the company NOVUS PARTNERS??

          Hi everyone, I got a phone interview with an analytics company called Novus Partners. Has anyone heard of it, works or have worked there who can give me some insight into this company?? It sounds like a very interesting company, but a ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 30 2014 - 1:24pm -

  57. Ask Me Anything- Current Prop Trader/Advice for people wanting to make it/Breaking in

    So I wanted to give some people hope. I will keep my firm names anonymous, but I want to give people help. I am just going to have some random points, and want people to ask anything or even state if you disagree so we can get a nice discussion going. My ...

    17 comments - 2 silver bananas - Apr 26 2014 - 8:17pm -

  58. Former Obama Pitbull Now Shilling for Hedge Funds

    In many ways, I'm a huge hypocrite. It's a terrible character flaw of mine, but one I've learned to live with. And I make every effort to call myself on it when I'm at my worst. I also like to think that I'd do anything for money- ...

    28 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 14 2012 - 8:07am -

  59. What Type of Hedge Fund Would You Start?

    This could be a real doozy of an interview question, especially for those of you who want to interview for private equity. It's a good way to gauge how you interpret current market forces, as different hedge fund strategies are more or less successfu ...

    23 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 25 2012 - 6:09pm -

  60. Finance Career Path, Wall Street Career Paths Guide

        A Look Behind the Wall After over one year in development and much anticipation we are excited to finally announce the release of A Look Behind the Wall: An Overview of Six Wall Street Career Paths. This is an unprecedented inside look at var ...

    0 comments - silver bananas - Mar 26 2015 - 8:39pm -

  61. Hedge Fund Stripper

    You guys know I love irony and today's post sure does bring a good bit of hardness to the table. In the spirit of the 99% I want to tell you about a fabulous young lady named Niki Marx, who has found a truly unique way to turn her capitalist oppresso ...

    35 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 7 2011 - 11:52am -

  62. Harvard Econ Majors- Tracking success

    Hi, I will be attending Harvard next fall (class of 2015) and am thinking about what concentration I'd like to study. I am thinking about Biomedical Engineering or Econ. For my future plans, I would either like to go to med school or try to break ont ...

    14 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 21 2016 - 6:18am -

  63. The Rise and Fall of Philip Falcone

    John Meriwether (LTCM), Nicholas Maounis (Amaranth), Jeffrey Larson (Sowood), and Philip Falcone (Harbinger) all have something in common: they are Hedge Fund has-beens. Although Falcone's Harbinger Capital has not blown up completely, Harbinger now ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 18 2012 - 7:41pm -

  64. Ex-SAC Capital Manager Claims the Fund Trades on Inside Information

    According to a Bloomberg News report, a former portfolio manager at SAC Capital told the FBI that it was understood that inside information was used in crafting trade ideas for Steven A. Cohen, SAC 's founder and manager. The portfolio manager in que ...

    14 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 2 2012 - 3:45pm -

  65. How far down can Bill Ackman go?

          George Soros has taken a long position in Herbalife and the stock is rising rapidly. Apparently, it is one of his top three positions. $300 million loss was the last report. Here comes $400 million! Down goes Ackman! Down goes Ackman! ...

    35 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 3 2013 - 7:28pm -

  66. Babydick Capital Annual Letter 2013

          http://www.scribd.com/doc/203941751/BDC-Annual-Letter-2013 hedge funds ...

    16 comments - 6 silver bananas - Feb 1 2014 - 5:36pm -

  67. 3rd Year HF Analyst Q&A

          Prior reading: Hedge Fund: The Investment Life Cycle. Quick background: Penn undergrad- 2 years at AM firm- 2 years at large HF- currently in 1st year at 2-3b long/short HF with heavy emphasis on value. I still had some questions floa ...

    70 comments - 11 silver bananas - May 7 2012 - 7:50pm -

  68. Where Do Interns Hang Out In NYC

          I'm currently interning at a fund on Madison Avenue. I was wondering where interns hang out after work. Are there any bars or restaurants that interns really "swarm". I'm hoping to find a few cool new people this s ...

    50 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 28 2012 - 12:45am -

  69. 2 case studies at the same time- what should I do?

          Recently interviewed with two L/S hedge funds. Met the entire investment team for both funds and it appears that fit is not an issue- both funds told me that the case study was the next step. I think the biggest pushback at both place ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 12 2016 - 9:40am -

  70. Mutual Funds (GAMCO/PIMCO/BlackRock) vs. Hedge Funds

    How does the prestige of Mario Gabelli's Asset Management Company (GAMCO), PIMCO, and BlackRock stack up against hedge funds? In general hedge funds>>>>mutual funds but I feel as though Mario Gabelli, Bill Gross, and Larry Fink all carry ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 4 2014 - 1:11am -

  71. Seeking Advice for PE/HF

    Fellow Monkeys, ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 17 2014 - 3:17pm -

  72. Trading Bonuses To Plunge

    Ah, the life of a trader. Once a secure path to millions for most, today no guarantee of butter on toast. More potentially bad news for you fixed-income and equities guys. According NYC comp consultants Johnson Associates Inc, trader bonuses may plummet u ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 16 2011 - 12:45pm -

  73. Investor Confidence and the Kitchen Sink

    EXTRA, EXTRA!!!! Investor confidence gone! Investment Banks and Hedge Fungs lunch on the little guy! SEC has'em all for dessert! You pay, if you play! Read all about it!!!. Ok...well, maybe I'm in too much of a post Gatsby mind set today, but CN ...

    48 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 14 2010 - 11:46am -

  74. Are there ANY jobs in RE that pay as much as (high finance) Hedge Funds?

          An analyst in a hedge fund (high finance) can make $500k-$1 million a year at the right shop. What are the positions in RE that are comparable if they even exist at all? I am not talking about entrepreneurial developers of property, b ...

    15 comments - 1 silver bananas - Dec 4 2013 - 3:48am -

  75. WSO's Most Wanted CEOs

    Inspired by a recent employer attractiveness survey, Jorge, an obscure yet devastatingly handsome writer for the world's premiere finance community, Wall Street Oasis, has decided to run a survey on who are the most attractive CEO's in Wall Stre ...

    36 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 10 2010 - 7:33pm -

  76. Pick any two metrics

          I had an interview the other day and was asked "if you had a list of companies to choose from, without knowing anything about them, and only having financial statements available (and ratios), what are the two metrics you would u ...

    36 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 14 2013 - 9:27am -

  77. Hedge Fund Career Guide for Careers in Hedge Funds

        Hedge Fund Career Guide Want a competitive advantage to launch your hedge fund career? The Hedge Fund Careers Guide gives you an inside look at the hedge fund industry to give you that advantage. This guide will walk you through all aspects o ...

    0 comments - silver bananas - Mar 26 2015 - 8:42pm -

  78. Your future empire: what’s it like?

    WSO just hit 40,000 members and the last time I checked (minus the trolls and a few odd d-bags) you will probably find some of the most intelligent, entrepreneurial, and ambitious people the world has to offer, all in a single community. The countless thr ...

    34 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 18 2010 - 5:45pm -

  79. Top 10 Hedge Funds in 2011

    We have been compiling hedge fund returns in 2011 for the past couple of weeks. We gathered returns for more than 60 hedge funds we are tracking. Here are the 10 top hedge funds in 2011: 1. Chase Coleman- Tiger Global: Chase Coleman's Tiger Global re ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 10 2012 - 2:53pm -

  80. The 7 most epic shorts in finance history

    Going long a security has always had a wholesome ring to it; it says you believe in a company, you see a bright future for it, you stand by its management, and you back it up by investing in it. Going short however has the stigma of nastiness; its Machiav ...

    26 comments - 1 silver bananas - Dec 10 2010 - 8:59pm -

  81. Over/Under on days left for Paulson's Gold Fund?

          30 days. "Gold Prices Collapse As Everyone Remembers It's Just Yellow Metal" http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/daily-ticker/gold-p... http://au.businessinsider.com/john-paulson-gold-st... hedge funds Paulson gold ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 20 2013 - 12:03pm -

  82. Wall Street Looks to November Elections

    November elections couldn't come sooner for Wall Street. Make no mistake about it, this will be the most important election in decades, if not in history, for the battered and tattered financial sector. With autumn upon us, we get back to business as ...

    28 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 29 2010 - 12:41pm -

  83. Forbes 400 Richest Americans

    As if hearing Edmundo's question of who is rich, Forbes magazine released their list of the 400 richest Americans. Topping the list as usual is Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates, with Bershire's Warren Buffet in 2nd and Oracle's Larry Elliso ...

    26 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 23 2010 - 6:32am -

  84. To Hedge Fund or Not to Hedge Fund

    Nearly 300 new hedge funds opened their doors for business in the first quarter of 2011. This is the largest number of hedge fund launches since before the financial crisis, performance and asset tracker Hedge Fund Research reports. Though it is getting e ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 18 2011 - 12:45pm -

  85. ways to network in wall street

          Without going to a ivy league, what are ways to get networking going, and professional organizations and besides alumni, Someone suggested I go to SCORE and ask them how to network into IB, HF and ect. I don't know if that's ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 19 2015 - 12:08pm -

  86. Are macro hedge funds inherently untenable?

    I'm very interested to get people's thoughts on this, especailly posters such as Bondarb. There is a view among many renowned investors such as Klarman and Howard Marks that macro investing is futile because no one can accurately predict interes ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 3 2013 - 7:21pm -

  87. MF PE to Hedge Funds

          In the 10xleverage MS / KKR thread, it was said that a lot of pre-MBA associates at places like KKR / BX are trying to move into hedge funds after their two years. Why is this? Is PE not the holy grail in the minds of the top performe ...

    32 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 22 2012 - 12:20pm -

  88. Learning Chinese...

    I am at a semi-target school, double majoring in Finance and Economics. Wanted to know if it was worth me studying mandarin over the next two years? From what I have heard, knowing a language, especially Chinese can really make one stand out, "they&q ...

    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 2 2012 - 7:13pm -

  89. Insane bonuses

          I know banking bonuses have been pretty bad this year, but i've heard some numbers for hedge fund guys and was pretty stunned. One guy at a very well-known deep value hedge fund got around $1.5 million and another at a huge macro ...

    29 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 26 2012 - 11:05am -

  90. John Paulson: a one-hit wonder or a hedge fund god?

    The story of John Paulson is absolutely fascinating, the stuff dreams are made of. In less than 5 years, the guy goes from being a mediocre merger arb guy to a personal net worth of $16 BILLION. To put that in perspective, Paulson accumulated more wealth ...

    62 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 24 2011 - 12:17pm -

  91. When Genius Failed: A Monkey's Review

    In 1998, where were we? Most likely, we were taking part in some combination of cashing in on the dot-com bubble, following the McGwire-Sosa home run race, and wondering by what margin the Bulls would win their sixth title. Underneath all that though, few ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 8 2012 - 9:30pm -

  92. Boston Monkeys

    Boston Monkeys, I feel that we may be few in number here on WSO but it would still be nice to know where we all unwind after work. Post your favorite spot or the spots where you know fellow colleagues tend to flock to. Investment Banking private equ ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 31 2014 - 1:52am -

  93. Sophomore Summer- Where do people intern/get a job

          I'm a sophomore (Math major) at a target school (HYP). Although a lot of bulge brackets recruit in my school, they're all looking for Juniors. I'm just wondering, where do people intern/get a job during summer of their ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 8 2016 - 12:56am -

  94. Money manager Ed Butowsky on SAC's Cohen

          *"The Michael Jordan of Hedge Fund Managers". 25% net return to investors annually since inception w/an average Sharpe Ratio of 2.5. "This man has returned 3x the returns of Warren Buffet with a third of the risk" ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 23 2013 - 11:36am -

  95. The God of Quants speaks

    Perhaps one of the coolest guys from the pocket protector posse, James Simons has become an absolute legend in our world of finance, with his army of physicists and mathematicians at the Quant juggernaut Ren Tech, he has beaten and wowed the street year i ...

    19 comments - 4 silver bananas - Jan 25 2011 - 6:52pm -

  96. Interview Prep- Interview at a hedge fund- Job description

          Quick question here while I prep for an interview at a Hedge Fund....I'm sure I'll get a lot of shit for this one but here goes... The job description requires "an interest in working with financial derivatives"... ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 22 2016 - 6:52am -

  97. the quantitative difference between HF and vanilla asset management

          What is the big quantitative difference between these two sectors (other than being able to go short, activist investing, fees)? Obviously they both involve managing portfolios for whoever, but is the big difference thing likes which ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 24 2014 - 4:18am -

  98. Tweets Coming to a Bloomberg Terminal Near You

    Last Thursday, Bloomberg announced that it has begun integrating Twitter functionality into its service platform. It filters company and market-centric tweets for its base of over 300,000 subscribers. This came shortly after the SEC provided guidance that ...

    7 comments - 2 silver bananas - Apr 11 2013 - 12:45pm -

  99. Prove Yourself Smarter Than Your Local Billionaire

    In this week's issue of "Are You Smarter Than Your Local Billionaire?" we examine a few words from a Mr. David Tepper. Tepper, for those who've been stuck in an Excel template for the last 5 years, is the founder of Appaloosa Managemen ...

    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 4 2010 - 5:32am -

  100. The Buyside: A Monkey's Review

    "Please, Turney! Let me trade for you! I'll do anything!"- young broker "Anything?...stand on your desk and sing 'Milkshake.' And put yourself on speaker while you do it so I can hear you!"- Turney Duff, "author of ...

    5 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jan 21 2014 - 1:41pm -

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