| High turnover/stress at multi-manager platforms?Hi guys, just wondering if anyone has any insight into the culture at multi-manager shops like Balyasny or Citadel. I get the impression that these are highly stressed environments with lots of staff turnover. If you're an analyst at one of these places and your PM gets the chop after a few...|| 8 months 1 week|
| HF to PE through Lev Fin....is the grass always...Hello chaps,
I am currently working for an event driven HF in London with a focus on HY/distressed credit. Although I enjoy the day to day work I dislike the short-term investment focus of the industry and the whole concept of trying to 'time the market' by jumping in and out of names. I realise...|| 8 months 3 weeks|
| Landed the dream job but not happyHi guys, looking for some advice here. About 2 years ago I landed the "dream job" at an event driven hedge fund in London. I did the standard 2 year IB stint at a European BB and am a CFA charter-holder. The fund has c10bn AUM and focuses on merger arb and opportunistic equity and credit...|| 9 months 4 weeks|
| Advice for new FT recruits - tale of cautionMy company runs a graduate scheme where we take on 15/20 graduates a year with 3/4 of those working in my department. I came through this scheme myself and so I like to check in on the most recent cohort of grads to see how they are doing and offer any advice I think might be of help to them. Last...|| 2 years 6 months|
| resigning from job need adviceI've recently been offered a job and have just found out that I have cleared all pre-employment background checks. The company would like me to start in 4 weeks time (I have a 4 week notice period). The issue is that my boss has just left for a 2 week holiday. Ideally I would like to resign in...|| 2 years 7 months|
| Salary negotiation adviceHi guys,
I've recently been offered a job at a credit hedge fund in London. The fund has 10bn AUM and c60 employees globally. The strategy is fundamentally driven, looking for bonds trading at 70/80 across the corporate credit space. I'm coming from a non-IB position (think research but not...|| 2 years 7 months|
| Career decision - need help/adviceHi guys,
I am looking for some help/advice with my career.
I am a corporate credit analyst at one of the ratings agencies with 2 years experience and CFA level 2 completed in June 2012. I'm based in the UK in London and went to a complete non-target UK school.
My dream job is buy-side...|| 2 years 12 months|
| Stigma of changing jobs oftenHi guys,
I graduated from a masters program in the UK and took a job with one of the big 4. I took this job because it was all I could get at the time and the program included CFA sponsorship. My dream job has always been equity research. After passing level 1 and with one years experience I...|| 3 years 2 months|
| Lunch with Fund ManagerHi guys,
A few weeks ago I sent my CV and a sample equity research report to a fund manager at a fund I would really like to work at. I asked him if I could meet up with him for a quick drink and a chat about how he got into the industry. Today I received an email from him asking if I would like...|| 3 years 3 months|
| Advice needed - independent ER shop vs bigger...Hi guys,
I have been offered an interview at an independent sell-side ER shop. I currently work at a ratings agency and really want to break into ER so I am quite excited about this opportunity.
What are the exit ops like from an independent shop relative to a BB with a brokerage unit? I...|| 3 years 3 months|