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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... 2 years 10 months
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 4 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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... 3 years 10 months
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 1 month
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 3 months
Packers or Steelers?Who do You have? 4 years 3 months

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Why Do So Many PE Firms Have Long/Short Credit...Claren Road is actually not a great example of this as Carlyle acquired them, runs them fairly autonomously alongside their other hedge funds (for example Vermillion (commodities) and Emerging Sovereign (macro)), and Claren has a decent amount of eventy/non-credit stuff as well (their big loser... 2 weeks 6 days
Distressed HF - professional background for...[quote="SpaceMarine"]Really appreciate all your helpful comments! So it seems that the typical IB/fundamental analyst is better suited for distressed investing, according to your views. I just find it very interesting because there have been quite some news historically stating that "former... 1 month 8 hours
Any distressed fund analysts?I mostly agree with the above though I do think there're some important differences (largely in the nuances of the bankruptcy process and some of the related capital structure dynamics. As people above have pointed out, distressed is somewhat "reactive" by nature. I work for a multi-strategy... 1 month 4 days
Distressed HF - professional background for...Most of the PMs I know/have worked for/work with/talk with etc grew up as analysts, especially for younger PMs (say under 40). I think this is part of a change that's happening industry-wide (and not just in distressed) for a few reasons: a) Prop trading is being curtailed at banks meaning... 1 month 6 days
Top hedge funds by strategy[quote=Andrés]Kenny_Powers_CFA wrote: Also, it's "holistic". Hillarious... Old Freud is swirling in his grave. Thanks for the inputs guys.[/quote] You mean we don't get French benefits? Next you'll tell me Steely Dan isn't just one guy. 1 month 1 week
Top hedge funds by strategyThat would be like trying to have a definitive ranking of supermodels. Tons of bickering of minute details and matters of opinion, a constantly shifting list, and ultimately irrelevant to 90% of the people involved in the discussion. Joking aside it's better to ask specific questions than to... 1 month 1 week
Possible to Recruit for both HF and PE?I never went through a regular-way recruiting process but many of our candidates are looking at both, and in some cases are up-front about that. This may be more common because we're usually focused on lev fin/restructuring folks. We don't really hold it against them. 1 month 2 weeks
Oaktree Capital Info[quote=DebunkingMyths]Their business goes beyond distressed. They have an equities biz too[/quote] Sure but it's (comparatively) tiny-$4.3bn out of $90.8bn as of 12/31/14 (understates a little as some of the other strategies likely include some occasional equities). More importantly, they're... 1 month 2 weeks
AMA: HY/Distressed Analyst at NYC based Mid-Sized...Always like hearing other perspectives on this stuff: a) How do you structure shorts/hedges? Indices, pair trades, alpha shorts, etc b) How does your fund handles "low-volume" distressed environments like today's? Some drift towards performing/stressed, some drift to equities, etc...sounds... 1 month 3 weeks
Event driven hedge funds - questions re holding...Again no perfect answer for this, any more than there is for any other type of investing. Really varies by the situation/event (and by the fund's strategy/philosophy). For example merger arbitrage situations are generally quoted on annualized spread (ie if I buy a stock at $X that will be taken... 2 months 2 days