Mod Note (Andy): AMA/Interview Tuesdays! Email me ([email protected]) if you'd like to do an AMA or interview for WSO
My background is working in a high yield/distresseddesk as a research analyst and trader, before making the move to a credit hedge fund within one of the major PE firms. The guys on the public side of the wall are a different breed than the private-side banking guys, who I think have a pretty high level of representation on this board relative to fund guys. A little rougher on the edges, and probably a little more intense in general. Hopefully I can shed some light on the dark corners of the world of credit trading...
I started my career as a research analyst and a trader at one of the BBs back in the 08-09 time period, and got poached by one of the big PE funds for their credit investment group. The personalities on the trading desk are very unique, as is the heavy partying/client interaction aspect of it which I truly think differentiates it from banking.
I'd love to discuss any questions people have on the trading environment, the type of work at credit funds, culture, goals, etc.