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  1. 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 trader at a large hedge ...

    - Jun 1 2015 - 8:19am - 39 comments

  2. 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 keep this short and ...

    - May 13 2015 - 4:11am - 43 comments

  3. 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, ...

    - Apr 2 2015 - 11:59am - 61 comments

  4. 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 ...

    - Jan 17 2015 - 11:00am - 111 comments

  5. 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' or possibly ' ...

    - Jun 8 2015 - 12:59pm - 12 comments

  6. 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 posted in my AMA ( ...

    - Jul 11 2015 - 4:04am - 45 comments

  7. "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 ...

    - Mar 25 2015 - 3:00pm - 10 comments

  8. 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) ...

    - Mar 1 2015 - 1:00am - 9 comments

  9. 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 ...

    - Oct 13 2014 - 5:00pm - 52 comments

  10. 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 look for, or general ...

    - Apr 21 2015 - 6:52pm - 9 comments

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