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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 11 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 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... 3 years 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 11 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 2 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 4 months
Packers or Steelers?Who do You have? 4 years 4 months

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Bonuses and bonus etiquette[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... 1 day 13 hours
Bonuses and bonus etiquette[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... 6 days 10 hours
What's a long-only hedge fund?[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... 1 week 1 day
Bonuses and bonus etiquetteIt's tough to really know much about what would be a reasonable # given the info you've given. As a thought exercise let's say you generated 10mm of PNL in excess of base mgmt fee drag. At 20% incentive fee, that's worth $2mm to the GP. That's all well and good, but still: a) Was that... 1 week 5 days
How can I prepare my Series 7 testa) Not sure why a hedge fund manager is pushing you towards FINRA licenses. b) You need to be "sponsored" (aka employed) by a FINRA member (ie a broker-dealer) to take the test; are you? c) I don't think having passed the Series 7 is really viewed as a differentiator; In my experience most... 1 month 4 days
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... 1 month 3 weeks
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... 2 months 6 days
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... 2 months 1 week
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... 2 months 1 week
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. 2 months 2 weeks