Consulting/Corporate Strategy to Hedge Fund

Hi guys,

I went to a target school, worked in corporate strategy/finance for two F50 companies (1+1.5 years respectively), transitioned into PE after. Worked there for around a year (liked the money but not the work) and relatively recently transitioned in to a start up with an equity stake (start up also received a good amount of funding and is doing quite well). But again, I am disengaging at work because even while at work, all I can do is think about markets and my positions and more than usually catch myself slacking off to go do my research on new investment ideas/my current positions.

I just wanted some advice as to how (in spite of my unorthodox background) I can break in to the HF industry. One avenue that came to mind was leveraging my energy industry experience (have worked with multiple F500 energy companies and am currently working in the energy industry as well, so am quite familiar with the legislations, regulations, mindset etc.)


Comments (9)

Jul 25, 2019 - 7:51pm
WSO Monkey Bot, what's your opinion? Comment below:

kayari92, way too quiet in here. What about these resources:

If those topics were completely useless, don't blame me, blame my programmers...

Jul 28, 2019 - 5:24pm
Chicago60007, what's your opinion? Comment below:


If you don't mind me asking, how did you break into private equity from corporate strategy/finance? I am hoping to make a similar jump and would appreciate any thoughts.

Also, what kind of private equity firm? LMM/MM/UMM/MF? Fund size? etc.

Jul 29, 2019 - 5:45pm
kayari92, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Not at all, but network, network, network.

I had prior consulting experience at the Big 4, which helped me out to an extent (client facing, various industry exposure etc.)

Jul 29, 2019 - 10:45pm
Chicago60007, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Gotcha, and what kind of firm did you join? And as a PE associate?

Jul 17, 2020 - 1:22pm
ken-Krak, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Hey, its a pretty old post I know, but can I ask why you didn't like PE?

Jul 28, 2019 - 5:40pm
Bo Vice, what's your opinion? Comment below:

make some research reports and send them out. Network. People break into hedge funds all the time from different backgrounds.

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kayari92, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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