Youngest Portfolio Manager You’ve Seen?

What age is the youngest hedge fund portfolio manager you came across? What type of fund do they work at (SM, MM, mutual fund)?

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  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
May 17, 2022 - 10:46pm

Me. I manage my own portfolio for my family office (c. $10k AUM)

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  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
May 18, 2022 - 12:14am

My Sharpe hovers around 0.6 normally and 0.9 when I'm sober. I have beaten Tiger Global's performance two quarters in a row.

May 17, 2022 - 11:51pm
GUHHHH, what's your opinion? Comment below:

What was your career progression? Did you do IB/ER or did you break in to the MM right after college?

  • Prospect in Consulting
May 18, 2022 - 10:29am

wow did he graduate at a young age?

May 18, 2022 - 10:46am
rumplestiltskin, what's your opinion? Comment below:

No, I don't think so.  But had a ton of work experience and skipped banking route.  Some people are just money makers and it's hard to tie it back to any specific trait, but you know it when you see it.  I think he got opportunities early on by just coming off that way.

  • Prospect in Consulting
May 18, 2022 - 10:51am

I'm guessing he did one of the large multi-manager programs straight after college? Still sounds crazy to get promoted to PM after just 3 years of being an analyst

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May 18, 2022 - 11:52am
rumplestiltskin, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Yes went to one of the big shops out of college.  My point is more that the candidates you see doing that are extremely qualified and ahead of the curve in college already with real internships/experience/pedigree. Personally, I'm glad that I went to a bank first as there is no hand holding at funds and you have to be very self motivated and independent to succeed.  That path doesn't work for the vast majority of PMs who later go on to have success and is high risk high reward, so don't just focus on the "youngest PM", bc there is an infinitesimal probability you are as qualified and therefore should take that path.  "you" is general here.

  • Analyst 1 in HF - Event
May 18, 2022 - 2:22pm

Im guessing you're talking about grant wonders?

  • Prospect in Consulting
May 19, 2022 - 1:43am

are you talking about the guy mentioned above? checked his LinkedIn and it matches up at first glance

May 19, 2022 - 10:21am
rumplestiltskin, what's your opinion? Comment below:

What is the math that this is possible? 

Do some simple math around risk allocations, sharpe ratios, etc and explain how an analyst got this much rope?

You're orders of magnitude off unless you just mean that he suggested some stocks that a senior PM actually put on long only and traded in size during an equity bull market?

It would be amazingly impressive if he made 50mm on a 500mm allocation (250mm is standard for entry level senior PM) in a l/s context, so I'm highly skeptical

  • Research Analyst in AM - Other
May 19, 2022 - 7:15pm

Don't forget, being a PM at an AM is different to being a PM at a HF where you are one of maybe 3 PM's on a particular sector or team at an AM whereas at a HF it'll only be one guy. BR on their opp fund for example have like 4 PM's I can think off, off the top of my head.

  • VP in IB - Gen
May 20, 2022 - 5:07pm

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  • PM in HF - EquityHedge
May 24, 2022 - 3:20am

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