- 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 probably just meet ...
Forum topic - JDimon - Oct 13 2014 - 5:00pm - 51 comments
- Hedge funds' use of ETFs
I read a recent interview of Paulson where he states that his fund uses sector ETFs to hedge against long stock positions. As a lot of people know, Paulson was at one point the largest owner of the Gold ETF (GLD) and is a huge player in other ETFs as well. ...
Forum topic - mbavsmfin - Oct 18 2014 - 1:43pm - 1 comment
- Hedge Funds and B-School
It seems like most people think b-school experience is not very helpful for pursuing a career at a hedge fund (I refer to your traditional long/short funds). Assuming you have some finance experience under your belt and aren't coming from industry, in ...
Forum topic - OrangeBanana - Sep 4 2014 - 10:26pm - 6 comments
- Differences between trading, PE, IB, HF, etc.
I spent this past summer interning, and I was amazed at how much clearer an industry becomes once you work in it. So I was wondering if anyone can enlighten me on what the important differences are between these industries. I don't care much about ...
Forum topic - cheeruprichard - Sep 17 2014 - 4:47pm - 1 comment
- 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 in ‘team structure and ...
Forum topic - dazedmonk - Aug 4 2014 - 10:56am - 12 comments
- Luxor & Hoplite
Hey guys, two analysts from my group recently left to join Luxor and Hoplite. I never heard of them before and was curious what their reputations on the Street were. I checked online but couldn't find too much info. Would be interested to hear what ...
Forum topic - excelmonkey1991 - Aug 12 2014 - 11:18am - 5 comments
- Visium Asset Management?
Anyone hear anything about this place? Good sized shop and have a few higher up contacts there, but wanted to hear opinions on what life is like for analysts. Model monkey job? Flipping coins on quarterly earnings? Anything helps! ...
Forum topic - Rebelgt09 - Aug 4 2014 - 11:32am - 5 comments
- 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 ...
Forum topic - banker2014 - Aug 4 2014 - 11:42pm - 3 comments
- Has the Volcker Rule significantly hurt S&T analysts who want to become discretionary traders at hedge funds?
Now I know that these days a lot of trading in S&T is market making and client execution. However, we all know to make the big bucks in trading you need to have big capital and develop scalable strategies for that capital. From my understanding, with ...
Forum topic - mastertrader89 - Aug 7 2014 - 9:12pm
- Learning Excel / spreadsheet techniques for portfolio analytics and operations
Hi All! I'd like to learn a bit more about all of the modeling and MS Excel based spreadsheet portfolio calculation, analysis, and optimization tools that investment managers use in their portfolio accounting, risk management, and pricing / valuation ...
Forum topic - StreetGuy - Aug 3 2014 - 9:46pm