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I'm f***ing in, you're f***ing outHey guys. Kenny F'in Powers, Chartered F'in Analyst, here. I've been away for a while getting my sh*t straight in Mexico/starting a new job. I missed a lot of PMs and forum discussions while I was busy, and I apologize for anyone who never heard back from me in the last few months. But now I'm... 3 years 1 month
Insurance Asset Management CompensationHey everybody. I'm curious if anyone has any insights into working as a mid-level research/portfolio management employee (4-5 years of total work experience) for a F500 insurance company's asset management arm in terms of compensation. The group manages a good amount of retail AUM plus the... 3 years 7 months
Interview with BlueMountain CapitalHat Tip to International Pymp for sending this to me. Very insightful interview with BlueMountain, a great long/short credit fund: BlueMountain Capital Management was one of just nine managers on the receiving end of 38% of all new money put into hedge funds this year, according to a report... 3 years 8 months
Interview with BlueMountain CapitalHat Tip to International Pymp for sending this to me. Very insightful interview with BlueMountain, a great long/short credit fund: BlueMountain Capital Management was one of just nine managers on the receiving end of 38% of all new money put into hedge funds this year, according to a report... 2 years 8 months
Interview with BlueMountain CapitalHat Tip to International Pymp for sending this to me. Very insightful interview with BlueMountain, a great long/short credit fund: BlueMountain Capital Management was one of just nine managers on the receiving end of 38% of all new money put into hedge funds this year, according to a report... 2 years 8 months
Interview with BlueMountain CapitalHat Tip to International Pymp for sending this to me. Very insightful interview with BlueMountain, a great long/short credit fund: BlueMountain Capital Management was one of just nine managers on the receiving end of 38% of all new money put into hedge funds this year, according to a report... 2 years 8 months
Highland Capital ManagementAnyone know anything about Highland Capital Management's NY office? Size, culture, how desks are structured? Comp would be great but I know that's asking a lot. I know Highland's got a wide range of credit strategies and is pretty big in the CLO/leveraged loan space, but that they also have... 4 years 1 month
India Graduates Millions, but Too Few Are Fit to...I thought this article was pretty interesting: [Quote=Wall Street Journal] BANGALORE, India—Call-center company 24/7 Customer Pvt. Ltd. is desperate to find new recruits who can answer questions by phone and email. It wants to hire 3,000 people this year. Yet in this country of 1.2 billion people... 4 years 4 months
Experienced HF analyst resume formatHey Team WSO-anyone have a sample resume or resume template for an experienced analyst? I want to make sure I keep mine up to date, but I haven't really considered how to structure it. I previously worked in a transaction-oriented Big 4 consulting group, so I structured my resume like a banking... 1 year 6 months
Packers or Steelers?Who do You have? 4 years 6 months

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#5 is my favorite. Everyone has their circle and...#5 is my favorite. Everyone has their circle and a few frenemies and everyone else is an idiot unless they have the same position on. 1 week 6 days
A hedge fund needs two things: a) Investors (...A hedge fund needs two things: a) Investors (especially large institutional investors) to put money in the fund b) Investment professionals to manage that money Both of these are concentrated in and around financial centers. In addition to these big-picture requirements, other things that are... 3 weeks 5 days
maxetrix: I'm aware that they're financial...[quote="maxetrix"]I'm aware that they're financial centers but I mean if "Investors" also tend to visit Los Angeles or anything except for these for Funds they can invest into.[/quote] This is a very confusing sentence. 3 weeks 5 days
Fund of funds don't charge hedge funds per se-...Fund of funds don't charge hedge funds per se-they charge a fee structure to THEIR investors (aka limited partners or LPs), and they in turn are the LPs and PAY fees to hedge funds that do the direct management. This can be structured as a higher nominal fee (say 3... 3 weeks 5 days
I'd want to see a full 3-statement model for a...I'd want to see a full 3-statement model for a take-home with any reasonable amount of time. We usually do in-office cases so the expectations are lower. 1 month 2 weeks
When asked how to get smarter, Buffett once held...When asked how to get smarter, Buffett once held up stacks of paper and said he "read 500 pages like this every day. That's how knowledge builds up, like compound interest." 1 month 3 weeks
Setting aside whether they're UNDER-valued, the...Setting aside whether they're UNDER-valued, the real question is why do companies/industries trade at multiple X of metric Y (dividend yield is a multiple at the end of the day). The two main things, in my eyes, are growth expectations and degree of certainty (setting aside things like WACC/risk... 1 month 3 weeks
Kenny_Powers_CFA: Bondarb: I would not complain...[quote="Kenny_Powers_CFA"] Bondarb: I would not complain until you get your ducks in a row. At the day of the bonus simply smile and nod and take your check. Collect your thoughts over a few days, and then come back with a calm and reasoned argument about why you deserved more. Be careful not to... 2 months 2 days
Bondarb: I would not complain until you get your...[quote="Bondarb"]I would not complain until you get your ducks in a row. At the day of the bonus simply smile and nod and take your check. Collect your thoughts over a few days, and then come back with a calm and reasoned argument about why you deserved more. Be careful not to make it an... 2 months 1 week
BlueWing: I've seen 3 types of funds that could...[quote="BlueWing"]I've seen 3 types of funds that could fit into this category: 1) Mirror image of the long book from a L/S fund (for investors who don't want short exposure, but like the managers stock picking) 2) A best ideas portfolio of the HF's 10-15 best stocks from the L/S fund 3) A book... 2 months 1 week