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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 6 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... 4 years 2 weeks
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... 4 years 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 6 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 10 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 11 months
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Many of those shops have teams that are dedicated...Many of those shops have teams that are dedicated to sourcing PMs. It might be worth a little linkedin stalking to see if you can get in touch with anyone in that role and talk to them about it, especially since you're probably a ways away from it being a realistic move. I assume you're not at a... 2 weeks 2 days
Some prompts if you feel like it: a) Best single...Some prompts if you feel like it: a) Best single piece of advice you've received i) About investing? ii) About career/work generally? iii) About life generally? b) Best trade you've ever had and why it was the best/how you knew it was a gonna be a winner? c) Biggest (investing) mistake... 2 weeks 2 days
I'll caveat by noting that I don't necessarily...I'll caveat by noting that I don't necessarily know when all these employees get in for the day, and my perception is based on those who I interact with and may not be representative 100% of the time. But here goes: a) The job is more corporate and less efficient in nature My ~60 hours/week... 3 weeks 2 days
The fund I work at (large multi-strat) has a...The fund I work at (large multi-strat) has a culture of pretty much zero face time and I would say almost 100% of investment professionals works 60+ hours in a typical week except for traders at probably ~45-50 (more if you include the less-pleasant portion of mandatory broker/sell-side socializing... 4 weeks 1 day
QGKZ: From what I've heard about AQR, they focus...[quote="QGKZ"]From what I've heard about AQR, they focus predominantly on, as you said, portfolio optimisation and asset allocation. This is still an area of quant finance, but it is not the same as an alpha-production strategy. My impression is that AQR is an Asset Management firm, as opposed to a... 1 month 7 hours
Generally speaking hedge fund fees due to the...Generally speaking hedge fund fees due to the general partner (the "GP"/"manager") (both base and incentive) are payable in cash on a mark-to-market basis. This is usually done via assets already held by the limited partNERSHIP ("the fund"), as opposed to by the limited partNERS ( the "LPs"/... 1 month 1 day
The fund I work at generally doesn't respond to...The fund I work at generally doesn't respond to unsolicited pitches, as we're fairly institutional in our hiring process, so I won't opine on whether it's ok to send stuff for a different strategy. That said there are plenty of stressed/distressed credit situations that are SEC-filers right now,... 4 months 4 weeks
bustedknees: Really is it really that simple? I...[quote="bustedknees"]Really is it really that simple? I think the Investment advisors act of 1940 was passed in 1940...[/quote] It's true that the '40 Act was passed in 1940, but it's been amended and changed over the years (also in the case of alternative investment partnerships like PE/HFs,... 4 months 4 weeks
#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. 5 months 2 weeks
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... 6 months 3 days
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