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Reinventing Oneself[quote=rmarcus1977]Thank you. Should I try and write up a pitch to show I can do it? Is it worthwhile?[/quote] Whatever it is you want to do, START DOING IT. I wanted to leave equities and get back into Fixed Income, so I started by opening a personal account and buying some bonds in it. I did... 2 years 4 months
Stress / pressure at hedge funds[quote=Morten123][quote=BlackHat][quote=slowdive]Some of the comments above are dead on accurate. Banking was stressful in a different way, perhaps more overt, but with undertones of dark comedy. If you take a step back, how could you not laugh about the idiocy of everything in banking? The fire... 2 years 5 months
Stress / pressure at hedge funds[quote=Gray Fox][quote=BlackHat][quote=slowdive]Some of the comments above are dead on accurate. Banking was stressful in a different way, perhaps more overt, but with undertones of dark comedy. If you take a step back, how could you not laugh about the idiocy of everything in banking? The fire... 2 years 5 months
What is going on in the market today?Not a lot going on. One of the most boring two-month periods I've had as a credit investor. Look at a chart of JNK (Junk Bond ETF) or SPY. Up and to the right, rally mode, which is great unless you're a distressed investor! Apple is collapsing, or has collapsed, really. A lot of trapped longs... 2 years 5 months
Stress / pressure at hedge fundsYes, I'd say stress is lower on the hedge fund side of the industry, but it completely depends on the fund you're at. I think quant hedge funds and value hedge funds probably have the lowest stress. It can get bad. Management at hedge funds can scream at you just as bad as on the sell side. 2 years 5 months
San Francisco WSO Meetup, Jan 24th, 7PMIf you're looking for the SF meetup we're at a table at The Irish Bank WAY IN THE BACK 2 years 5 months
Upcoming WSO Meetups: Chicago, BostonIf you're looking for the SF meetup we're at a table at The Irish Bank WAY IN THE BACK 2 years 5 months
Journey to starting a hedge fund in FLIf you can't afford to spend $25k on starting a hedge fund don't bother. You won't be able to raise outside money, investors know that below that level the legal structure is unlikely to hold up in court. 2 years 5 months
Family Office DatabaseYeah. Even if you had a database (and I've been handed a few, thanks to people I know in the family office world) remember that the family offices on the other end of the phone have been pitched a lot. Getting them to respond to calls or emails will be very hard. 2 years 5 months
CMBS opportunity - need some insightI say go for it. The CMBS business is about to really start to grow, in my opinion, and I think you have good exit opportunities to credit hedge funds that like to buy CMBS. In general, it's one of the areas where a small group of people (and you're looking to be one of them) can generate a huge... 2 years 5 months