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WSO Hall of Fame: Hedge Fund ForumThe Wall Street Oasis Hedge Fund Hall of Fame provides a comprehensive collection of some of WSO's best discussions on the hedge fund industry. Keep in mind this Hall of Fame does not include Q&A sessions by WSO veterans. To view a full list of Q&A’s & Interviews please navigate ...
WallStreetOasis.com
010 months 22 hours ago
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Differentiating yourself for hedge fund recruiting (post-IB)Pretty straightforward. Other than having the basic 3.5+ GPA and being at a solid bank/group (assuming you start in IB and are looking to move to HF), what can you really do to differentiate yourself from the other candidates during recruiting? ...
therealgekko
132 hours 3 min ago
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A 20-year-old who dropped out of NYU says he has raised $5 million for his hedge fundHere is the full article from Business Insider: http://www.businessinsider.com/julian-marchese-rai... This sounds like a joke to me. This guy is presumably from a rich family and goes to NYU, and yet he could not get any real SA / FT jobs? He literally has no work experience. In addition, my experie...
Ash Ketchum
284 hours 19 min ago
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Is short selling ethical?Monkeys, I was going through this article on Roger Ackman's Pershing Square Capital Management: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/03/06/finan... The author mentions that "Short sellers are generally reviled by corporations as malevolent opportunists" but Ackman thinks it as a way to fight evil....
FinDroid
4010 hours 4 min ago
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How easy is it to go from HF to PE?Wondering regarding the possibility of leaving ($10bn+) HF for (MF) PE... assuming someone joined the HF as an analyst, is this possible and if so, what needs to happen for this to occur? I.e. staying there for 2yrs, having a PM who is willing to make calls to PE's on your behalf...... ...
thegek
710 hours 12 min ago
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HF PM AMAThere appears to be some demand for an HF AMA, so here goes... I believe this will be a communal effort with several people contributing, including myself. Briefly about me: I have been in the mkt for almost 15 years, always specializing in global rates. Currently, a PM in a reasonably large macro...
Martinghoul
15318 hours 22 min ago
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Contrarian short thesisHave a write-up that's a contrarian short thesis on a mid-sized tech company. Happy to share via PM to anyone that's interested. Would welcome any and all feedback / critique! ...
HFun
581 day 3 hours ago
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Putting Portfolio Manager's names on resumeIf you work on a team that's run by a big name in the industry, is it worth including on your resume? Something like "Currently managed by XXX and YYY." My thought is that it would help demonstrate the quality of the fund that you work for. Or would it come off as pretentious or irrelevant? Thank...
janetyellen
01 day 9 hours ago
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Best career-path for non-traditionalHi, I'm a few year post-grad from a non-target school and I currently work in ad-tech industry in digital marketing sales but I want to get into the HF industry. Is the best thing for me to... a.) continue down this path and use the CFA and network? currently making 180k+ b.) sacrifice 100k+ and g...
stackedjacked
11 day 17 hours ago
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Outline for Stock PitchHello Everyone, I have to do a write up for a stock pitch for an interview. I have all the modeling and research done, I just need to start putting it into a document. Does anyone have a word template that has really clean formatting I can follow? Or any recommendation of one to follow/any site that...
Xohs
11 day 18 hours ago
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Efficient market conundrum As far back as I remember I loved picking stocks and doing "Hedge fund work". The more I studied though the more i began to believe that markets are efficient to the point where and I now feel stupid even looking for a job in the hedge fund industry. It doesn't help that hedge funds have been laggin...
Mr. Jeffrey
722 days 8 hours ago
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Why does Point72 have so many employees?Notice that their AUM is only $11 billion (as of 2015), yet they have 1000 employees. AQR, Two Sigma, Citadel, etc. all manage much more money with similar employee bases. Does the nature of Point72's strategies require AUM/employee to be lower? ...
slippery
23 days 2 hours ago
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Family Office vs. Hedge FundIt seems that family offices are increasingly investing directly in the public markets. I'm curious to get people's take on working as an equity analyst at a family office vs. a hedge fund in terms of comp, prestige, autonomy, etc. ...
LionMonkey
453 days 8 hours ago
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Foreign Central bank --> Buyside?Is the buy-side in NY/London possible following 3-4 years working front office in a foreign central bank? Assume the bank is relatively small, I would have had regular contact with the president/execs, would have been involved in the interest rate decision making process, would have been writing a...
fixedfaileddelivered
83 days 12 hours ago
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New Case Webinars in WSO Hedge Fund Prep PackOver the last 12 months, we have made a big effort to improve our hedge fund interview prep package by bringing to you relevant webinars with interview advice and actual investment pitch walk-throughs...I think for those of you that don't watch the webinars, it would be helpful to give you a brief s...
WallStreetOasis.com
16 months 2 weeks ago
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Please explain prop trading deals to me...I am used to hedge fund style payouts (2% and 20% etc), and am trying to understand a prop trading deal that I have been told is pretty typical. The deal is you put up some Minimum Trader Equity (MTE), and the firm puts up 9x your capital. They then lever that up 6 times. The trader then gets 33% of...
guy_incognito
24 days 6 hours ago
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Applying online to Hedge Funds with pitchHi, I'm applying online to hedge funds. I come from a non traditional background i.e. engineering for 6 years and recently completed a masters in finance so making a career switch ; or at least hoping to. I've applied to point72 so far and I talked to a portfolio manager from Point72 who I contacted...
tmathew
14 days 10 hours ago
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Skills to develop in M&A for HF?Could anyone, perhaps someone working within the HF industry, provide some insight on what skills an M&A analyst should really be developing to get into a HF after a few years? i.e. what parts of M&A are relevant for a HF? I would assume an LBO is less relevant to HF, when compared to PE for...
TheCityBoy
44 days 19 hours ago
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Divide between Quants and Fund ManagersI recently read an interesting article regarding the rocky relationship between quants and fund managers at hedge funds. The article cites a case and the conflict between the head of big data at Point72 Asset Management, Michael Recce and the head of the firm, Steve Cohen. The first conflict betwe...
imaginarynumber
05 days 2 hours ago
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AMA: Research Analyst at $1 Billion Hedge FundHey everyone, I've been a long time user of this site, which was instrumental in getting me to where I am today. If it weren't for the help of everyone on here I certainly would not be in the position I am in today. I've been meaning to do this for a while but I would finally like to give back to th...
Romy
795 days 14 hours ago
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What is the work culture of a hedge fund?Since most are small... does that mean they act and feel like a startup? Or despite being small, do they tend to act very corporate? Appreciate all 1st-hand input. ...
coverstock
86 days 20 hours ago
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Starting a Small "Hedge Fund" - How hard/costly is starting an investment fund? A number of friends/acquaintances want to give me money to manage on their behalf. Obviously if I were to do this under a personal account it would be illegal. So how hard/costly is starting an investment fund that can take money from other people? I would just want the cheapest, simplest legal stru...
SlyGuy
1191 week 2 days ago
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Hedge Fund Internship - Suggestions?Hey all, Before any of you guys dismiss me as a 16 y/o that wants a job on "Wall Street" (i dislike when people use the cliche "I wanna work on wall street", so annoying), I've provided some credentials below and my rationale for choosing this career. Please take 2 mins out of your time to read this...
davidshak
11 week 2 days ago
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Can I eventually work at a biotech analyst?Hi I have a B.S. in Neuroscience and M.S. in Statistics both from UCLA. I currently work as a data analyst. I have an ability to peruse scientific articles and clinical trials with ease. Anything I don't know, I can easily research and learn quickly. I can also scrutinize the statistical methods ...
ikir07
01 week 2 days ago
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Favorite Hedge Fund Manager?Curious to see everyone's favorite hedge fund manager. Mine is Einhorn. Read his book, met him in person, and am a big fan of his research. His fund's been doing pretty shitty but the entire industry is hurting rn. Let me know ...
MarginCallMe
21 week 2 days ago
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Investment IdeaI am an ex hedge-fund junior trader, and have (limited) research experience working at a BB. I came across an investment idea I thought was particularly interesting. I am still in the preliminary stages of establishing a thesis, but wrote a brief summary of my analysis. Wanted to see if anyone would...
anonymoushedgefund123
241 week 2 days ago
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On the Job With Simple As… My Research ProcessWhen I did my AMA thread a while back I promised at least one person that I would share my general research process. So here you go... Every analyst has his/her own way of conducting due diligence. There certainly is no one correct way to come to an investment decision, however, I'd argue that ther...
Simple As...
1411 week 3 days ago
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Is Active Management Really Dying?Hi All, I'm a consultant to the investment management (IM) industry (mostly ops/strategic/regulatory stuff) who is starting my MBA next year. I am trying to finalize which finance path I should pursue. I have 2 questions: I realize consulting is not primary finance experience, and therefore any path...
robichac
01 week 3 days ago
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Pitching stockI have a meeting with the COO of a hedge fund. Is he likely to ask me about stock recomendations? I have a non finance background and I graduated from University last September. ...
mikewagner
111 week 4 days ago
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What it's like to be a woman in the hedge fund businessThoughts on this article from Business Insider on women in the hedge fund industry? I'm sure it applies to investment banking, PE, or other roles in the high finance industry. Is it click-bait gender baiting? Or is it real?http://www.businessinsider.com/we-asked-women-what... ...
Ash Ketchum
11 week 4 days ago
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The Iceland bet - How some hedge funds made huge moneyHello guys, I'm an Economics graduate from the University of Iceland. I thought I'd share with you some information that I believe has never been made public before, at least not in English. It's a story about some brilliant investments that made a select few hedge funds A LOT of money. This post wi...
afe9
411 week 4 days ago
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Sub-Prime Auto MarketHello all, I raise capital for a fund in an unrelated space but I have been more and more interested in researching the sub-prime auto market for a short on our own capital for some time. My question lies in finding data to research and I was hoping to gain some assistance from underwriters and cred...
litfinance
21 week 4 days ago
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Citadel vs. Two Sigma: The Race to Get the Best QuantsCitadel is snatching up the best talent, organizing and hosting datathons with opportunities to interview with the hedge fund with winners. Meanwhile, Two Sigma is teaming up with Cornell to have its students and professors work on advancements in machine learning and data science. A very strategic ...
GabeTheGreat
31 week 4 days ago
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Suggestions for breaking into Hedge Fund spaceMBA from top 5 colleges in India, I want to pursue my career in a Hedge Fund. Any suggestions on how I should go about it? My background: Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering (GPA of 8.27/10 - Above average), MBA at a top 5 B - School, interning at a large private bank in Debt Markets. Currently inte...
Chris Wanton
01 week 4 days ago
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RejectedDoes anyone recommend reaching out to the HF PM you interviewed with after being rejected and thanking them for their time? Anybody have experience with following up emails post rejection asking for advice on where you could improve? Just curious how to leave things. Thanks ...
CFA_monkey13
31 week 5 days ago
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Hedge Fund vs. Long Only CompensationFrom reading articles and posts it seems that compensation at long/short hedge funds is typically thought to be quite a bit better (as in much more potential upside) than a long-only fund. However, as an example, if we assume both fund A, which is a typical long/short equity fund, and fund B, which ...
basketballbanker
71 week 5 days ago
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DE ShawHello. Has anyone done interviews with DE Shaw for London office? I went through telephone interview and also a "superday". Have yet to hear from them yet. Any updates from anyone? ...
laneto
21 week 6 days ago
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Transitioning From IR Role To Analyst Role At FundA hypothetical that I've always been interested in - let's say you're an IR professional with experience in research and/or corporate finance and you're at a fund, how challenging would it be to transition to a research role? I'd think working IR at a smaller fund would grant more opportunities for ...
PaulAllenIsInLondon
01 week 6 days ago
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how similar is HY credit analysis to EQFor those of you who may have spent time covering the High Yield portion of the credit market as well as covering equities. How similar/different do you feel the two skill sets are? What are the biggest differences here besides the basic 'looking at upside' vs 'making sure that we get our money back...
trailmix8
01 week 6 days ago
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What's to stop hedge funds from stealing your pitched ideas? (If your "ideas" have nothing proprietary)If you have a great investment idea. You know that it can turn a $1 million dollar investment into $10 million dollars in a year. You go to a hedge fund and tell them about your investment idea and you ask for partial share of the profits. They lied to your face and say, we don't like this idea and ...
TheBestMan
11 week 6 days ago
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From US Investment Banking to International HFI'm an incoming analyst at a fairly well-known middle-market bank in the US that has a few offices outside of the US. I've been exploring exit opportunities just like every other incoming analyst, but see little content on anyone moving internationally. I'm very interested in possible opportunities ...
sto_manda
01 week 6 days ago
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Business/Data Analyst Role at Hedge Fund Hi, I've seen compensation structures for analyst/senior analyst roles at HFs, but I haven't seen a breakdown of different analyst roles (research, financial, portfolio, fund accountant). Does anyone have any visibility into this? Specifically, I am curious what the comp structure is for a data/busi...
carlrupp2
01 week 6 days ago
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Fund of Hedge FundsWhat do interns do in a fund of hedge fund? I have one lined up but what can initial work look like? Do you do models the same as in IB for for firms but on hedge funds instead? I have been trying to find models but don't find any pertaining to hedge fund modeling for practice. ...
discrepencyamd
02 weeks 2 hours ago
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Interview at Small Hedge Fund AdviceI have an upcoming interview at a small hedge fund. I am not sure what to expect in terms of interview questions and so not ready for a stock pitch? Any tips, ideas, advice is welcome. ...
Singh_chera
02 weeks 11 hours ago
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How do you guys manage all your data/notes?An analyst comes across a flood of information every day. Filings, transcripts, notes, calls and the notes that you take, research reports. On top of that, macro data, company-specific #'s, etc. How do you manage all this data, and turn it into something that you can refer back to and actually helps...
beboppin
32 weeks 22 hours ago
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Breaking it into the hedge fund industry in TorontoHi there, I a 27 year old international student doing a Masters in Physics in Canada. I have had no prior exposure to the hedge fund industry, but I am now highly interested in breaking into this market. I would like to know the amount of work needed for someone of my background to break into the h...
highflyer89
162 weeks 1 day ago
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N/A worked it outnot needed anymore, delete this please................................................................... ...
mikewagner
02 weeks 1 day ago
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Asset Base LendingAnyone here who does Asset Based Lending? Is this a good field to get into now? Do any HF and PE shops look for people with this skillset. How does ABL at a bank stack up to LevFin in terms of exit opps and skillset? ...
juniorfinancier
82 weeks 1 day ago
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IT guy joining a hedge fund. Need some advice. Hello Everyone, I was recently offered a job at a NYC hedge fund. My official title is desktop support (Information Tech Guy)and I may be handling small projects/minor sys-admin work. I've primarily worked in the suburbs and not in a fast-paced financial institution. I have worked for an MSP so I've...
strokin3
02 weeks 2 days ago
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Reading WSJ, no idea where to startHey everyone, I am a student and have just started trying to read WSJ. I honestly have no idea where to start as I have limited market knowledge and my main goal is to learn and eventually form my own opinions. Any advice on where to start for a beginner? ...
Oskie99
42 weeks 2 days ago
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Is IB a better path than Trading/Asset Management to break into HFs?Hi, I'm not particularly interested in Private Equity, it seems arguably duller than IB. I'm doing a Spring Week (British pre-internship thing) in an Investment Bank, as IB doesn't interest me but I heard it was the a commonly trodden path to break into the hedge fund industry? However, I also have ...
Beta_Male
12 weeks 2 days ago
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EJF CapitalDoes anyone know anything about EJF Capital, a hedge fund in Arlington, VA? Any information would be greatly appreciated...I haven't been able to dig up much about it on wso or elsewhere. Thanks. ...
AllahBankbar
22 weeks 3 days ago
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Opinion: Herbalife vs. Ackman, four years later"Now four years in the making, the protracted battle Pershing Square - Herbalife (HLF) is detailed nicely in the most recent New Yorker magazine article "Financiers fight over the American dream"by Sheelah Kolhatkar. I don't wish to talk about HLF, rather I look at Ackman' moves that scream 'wrong' ...
BatMasterson
122 weeks 3 days ago
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Ray Dalio is stepping down at Bridgewater Now that Dalio has agreed to step down, whats the implication to the firm and the industry in general. Granted he will still be in charge for the most part, but this presents a major shift especially for a guy who has a cult-like following. Thoughts? ...
michaelscofield
02 weeks 4 days ago
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Tontine Asset ManagementWould love to hear people in the industry's thoughts about Tontine (Jeffrey Gendell). I was contacted by a HH about an opening there and was wondering if it was something worth pursuing as I look to make the jump from IB to HF. Obviously was killing it for a while and then got crushed in 08/09 but i...
M_As_In_Mancy
02 weeks 4 days ago
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GPA for HF recruiting after IB?Hey all, So I know PE is pretty stringent about GPA's for recruiting after 2 years in IB. What's the case of a good HF? Is it just having a 3.5 minimum and then more focused how you think/idea generation? Are there other factors, aside from being at a solid bank and having a good GPA that are more i...
therealgekko
22 weeks 4 days ago
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Transferring from MF PE to HF post MBAHi all, I'm currently a second year associate at a large, MF PE fund in London. I will be matriculating into a top MBA program (Harvard, Stanford, Wharton) this fall and intending to transfer into a HF position in the US. I am European by nationality but would like to pursue a long-term career acros...
blitzkrieg
52 weeks 5 days ago
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Improving as an Analyst / InvestorI've been working on my annual "self-assessment review" this weekend for my current shop. I've personally been feeling a bit stagnant as an investment analyst as of late and when asked about the "growth" section of my annual review, it got me wondering... What makes a shop a good place to learn / gr...
CIAnonymous
12 weeks 5 days ago
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Hedge FundCan someone explain me in an easy way what exactly a Hedge Fund contains? I'm reading The Heretic's Guid to global Finance, and I don't really understand the explanation written by Brett Scott. ...
Gilles-Dierickx
52 weeks 6 days ago
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The "Fair-value-to-arrive equity" of Noble Group. How a trader exploits a loophole in the system. The "Fair-value-to-arrive equity" of Noble Group. How a trader exploits a loophole in the system. Defined as the difference between the fair market value of business assets and its liabilities, net equity is used by financial institutions to fund a commodity trader. Noble Group has not built net eq...
Addax
03 weeks 22 hours ago
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Squarepoint Capital - any info?Hi, anyone has some details about Squarepoint? It seems one of the up and coming firms out there but it is really hard to find info - like AUM, reputation, trading vehicles, style (high or mid-freq), structure (deshaw style, millennium style or something else). Where does it line up compared to othe...
Hahahahawaii
52 weeks 6 days ago
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Generalists - Research ProcessGeneralists of WSO - what is your research process? How do you go about turning your attention from one industry to another on a daily basis? What are your go to methods for getting caught up with a certain industry or sector? Are you delving into industry primers, talking to sell-side analysts, ...
diligentmonkey
13 weeks 6 hours ago
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Informal interview at HF - advice neededHave scheduled an informal interview for summer internship with a PM at this small opportunistic l/s HF. The fund is pretty flexible when it comes to allocating their capital and uses macro themes and special situations (e.g. M&A arbitrage) to generate returns. I cold emailed the PM (shares the ...
Sopuli
23 weeks 6 hours ago
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Make BW3 Great Again? Marcato Capital Management Publishes Takedown DeckFor those who haven't seen, Marcato Capital Management published an presentation laying out their case for a shakeup of Buffalo Wild Wings today. Marcato owns 5.6% of BWLD's shares. They're also asking for four board seats. While this one wasn't as good as Starboard's Darden piece (truly legendary i...
SECfinance
33 weeks 1 day ago
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Capital Raising: What do Dir of Reseach/Invesment Comittees Look For??Hello All, I've been working for an emerging manager in the LitFinance space for over 5 months now and I raise capital on the west coast where I speak with SFOs/MFOs as our fund offers a great income component between settlements which seems to attract this investor group. I just have a few question...
litfinance
03 weeks 2 days ago
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"Activists know nothing about shareholder value"ValueAct's Jeff Uben spoke out against hedge funds activists in a recent conference: "These guys don't know anything about shareholder value," Ubben said during a panel discussion, referring to what he called certain "wise guy" hedge funds that make short-term bets on companies while doing little r...
tgi-finance
23 weeks 2 days ago
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Family office based hedge fund - Compensation structureI am hoping to get some insights on structuring the compensation structure at our newly formed "hedge fund".. A quick overview of our setup: The family has recently had a liquidity event for our family owned business and have consequently setup the family office on the back of the event. The SFO is ...
MobiDubai
23 weeks 2 days ago
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A new grads from applied math is looking for advice!Dear all, Glad to learn this forum. I am an applied math Ph.D and minored in computer science. I have been looking for the buy-side jobs for a while, but hardly find a match. I am really not sure whether it's because my skill set is not a good fit or the job markets prefer to the seniors. Or oth...
Elfbear-2063
73 weeks 3 days ago
+39
My guide on how to get a hedge fund job out of undergradMod Note (Andy) - We're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #17 and was originally posted 2/15/2015. The topic of getting hired at a hedge fund directly out of undergraduate compels many students. The response to the question: "Is it possible to get hired at a hedge fund directly...
DaveMCR
853 weeks 4 days ago
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Recruiting Process for Hedge Fund from IB Analyst RoleI'm gonna be an incoming analyst at an EB in NYC, and I'm interested in eventually moving to a hedge fund rather than PE shop. I know that headhunters reach out to IB analysts, but it seems that the path to PE is much more structured. Can anyone shed light on the HF recruiting process for an IB anal...
askldfja1241234
53 weeks 4 days ago
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Backtesting commodities futuresHey all, I'm curious to know if anyone has had any experience with backtesting commodities futures data. I am working with a friend on a hedge fund competition where we have to compete with other university students in developing and presenting a trading strategy. We were inclined on developing a st...
torero
93 weeks 4 days ago
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Showtime's "Billions" - What are your thoughts? For those of you who have seen Showtime's new show, "Billions," I'm wondering what you think of it? It "borrows" a lot from the SAC Capital story and includes some corny moments, but overall I thought it was entertaining. Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis are both good actors, if nothing else. If you ...
CRE
503 weeks 5 days ago
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'The Alchemy of Finance'Hello there, I've just acquired an another interesting book written by Mr. Soros, 'The Alchemy of Finance'. If any of you have read it (I assume some must have), what did you like about it, is it still relevant and, very importantly, what do you think about the theory of reflexivity in financial mar...
l0l
93 weeks 5 days ago
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Seeking Fund to partner in our Gov. backed Real Estate investment platform in the Five Boroughs of NYNo, we are not the first to be involved in this Government backed program, but we are unique because we also acquire properties at a discount for our partners and investors, as we are specialists in the short sale market as well. We are one of only approximately 30 licensed vendors permitted to pa...
W.E.A.L.T.H.
03 weeks 6 days ago
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Thoughts on FinTech industry as a career? Specifically Order/Portfolio Management System softwareHi, Wanted to get peoples thoughts on the FinTech industry pertaining to Order/portfolio management System software providing services to Buy-side with Execution, Compliance, PnL, Positions, Accounting, etc. I have been looking at some positions within these types of software companies. Looks very i...
RollTigs5
54 weeks 10 min ago
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Best school in Texas for a job in Hedge FundsI live in Houston and I'm going into my 2nd year of high school. I'm ultimately looking to prepare myself to live my dream and become an analyst in a medium to big sized hedge fund. I'm ranked 10th in my class out of ~660. I don't think I will be able to get into Yale or any of the main target schoo...
Bills272
181 month 2 hours ago
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Forensic Accountant/Analyst positionSo, I'm interviewing for an analyst at a HF, specifically for a group focusing on short selling. The idea is to have a group of analysts with audit/forensic accounting experience to help them select target companies. Have you guys seen this kind of arrangement before? Any experiences? I have no expe...
dornelbr
01 month 16 hours ago
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Networking and Public MarketsHow much does knowing people in the industry matter for success in public markets? If I cover XYZ industry (say media), how helpful is it to know people in that industry? Obviously knowing more people is obviously always better, but I am curious whether anyone could provide color or a helpful anecdo...
BobbybananamA
01 month 19 hours ago
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3 key questions re how to get into a HF megafundHey guys, My ultimate goal is to work in a multi billion dollar HF doing equity l/s, after doing an M7 MBA. I would like to ask people familiar with HF megafunds recruitment 3 questions re my next step: Is working at even a small fund usually better than working in sell side ER? I feel that the adva...
crazi4ib
151 month 1 day ago
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Hedge teams for the summer: special situations or long/shortI've been lucky enough to get an offer to work at a really well-known hedge fund for the summer. Of the two teams, which will position me well for the future? Background: target school, previous experience in M&A. First time working in a hedge fund. Come from a mathsy, non-finance background and...
123only
31 month 1 day ago
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Trian Partners Builds $3 Billion Stake in P&GActivist shareholder's investment steps up pressure to turn around consumer-product company. One of the biggest activist investors has built up a more than $3 billion stake in Procter & Gamble Co., adding urgency to the consumer-product giant's efforts to turn around its business and boost its s...
Nixon_123
11 month 1 day ago
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Point72 Superday Process?Hi all, I have a superday (5+ interviews) next week with Point72 to join one of their teams as an analyst. For those who have gone through the process before, do you have any insight or advice as I continue to prepare? I've done the modeling test, HR screen, take-home case study, etc. I've spent the...
reg44
01 month 1 day ago
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Generalists in Today's Global Macro Environment Understanding that the ideal training grounds for macro managers is the rates but backgrounds are varied, I was wondering how Generalists are looked upon in this day and age. Any Generalists around or anyone know of any BSD Generalists? Would love to learn a little ...
wallstreetballa
01 month 2 days ago
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What requirements do i need to meet to become a liquidity provider in FX?Like, what is the minimum amount you need to register as one? Im sure you can become one with a few million and a decent ECN. Im just having a little trouble finding the amounts each of the main Banks transact per day. If anyone here has worked in the FX industry i would be very thankful to hear of ...
Aevian
01 month 2 days ago
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Will hedge funds beat the market again?I recently read an article which discussedthe fact that a majority of hedge funds may never beat the market again. The author's argument boils down to the fact that professional investors are more informed, more highly educated and more competitive than ever before. Yet they are all competing for a...
imaginarynumber
51 month 2 days ago
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Not a stock based compensation expense question...Just kidding, of course it is! Have a couple SB's if anyone can help out. How is the amount of stock based compensation expense reported on the income statement and the dilution impact affected by the share price of the company? Put another way, if a company's share price is increasing over one time...
Monone
01 month 2 days ago
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Trump = Quant-mageddon?I may be a dumb southerner who limped through advanced calculus like a wounded animal, but I spent a fair amount of time in college studying math and applied statistics. (I think it is amazing you can graduate from many institutions with a degree in finance, having memorized a bunch of formulas with...
George Kush
591 month 3 days ago
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European degree, no experience, just a passion. HF?Hey! I've been reading this forum for a while and I've decided to ask you guys for advice. Let me introduce myself in just a few lines: I'm 27. Born and raised in Spain, now in NYC. Software Engineering MSc and Business Management MSc. Good grades, top of my class, a couple of awards. The schools ar...
enzo28
131 month 3 days ago
+2
I Want to Learn About Distressed Debt InvestingI'm interested in learning about distressed corporate debt investing (like what Howard Marks does at Oaktree Capital). Can anybody direct me to any resources that go over the process in identifying, analyzing, purchasing and profiting from such investments? ...
sharpie19
631 month 3 days ago
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Top Hedge Funds on the West Coast and exit opps?Assuming one starting their ib analyst gig at a good west coast shop, are there ample hf oppurtunites in the west or is it mostly dominated by pe? Also is it realistic to work at a west coast hf for 2 years then go to hbs/wharton and transtion to an east coast fund? ...
ballin3201
11 month 3 days ago
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AMA: Former hedge fund junior trader/analystI recently got laid off by my employer, a larger credit focused hedge fund. I though I'd create an AMA to clear up questions anyone may have regarding the hedge fund industry. I traded multi-asset classes included ig, hy, cds, clo's, mbs, and specialized in tech and healthcare industries. My backgro...
anonymoushedgefund123
1091 month 3 days ago
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G-Research - Hedge fund or not?G-Research is often cited among the top quant funds in London, however it is hard to find more information. According to the following review on glassdoor from June 2014 they do not trade. "In terms of work culture, according to what I have heard/understood from HR manager, G-Research is not really ...
uxtriondwigelti
01 month 4 days ago
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Need help in making choice for undergrad school (Yale, Princeton, Columbia with scholarship)Hello, I'm an international high school student who got admitted to Yale, Princeton and Columbia for the undergraduate program. I'm having a tough time choosing between these universities. I'd like to work in HFs or PEs after graduation if that's possible (I'm not counting on it bc I know it's vv to...
saladass
171 month 4 days ago
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Hedge Fund as the 1st job out of undergrad Hey fellow monkeys , I have a job offer at a hedge fund (>25bn ) straight out of undergrad . However , it is for operations and it lasts 16 months . What do you think ? - how does this set me up in the future ( b-school , other FO roles ) ? ...
JogaBonito
181 month 5 days ago
+2
CFA and HF RecruitingHello all, Quick question about the CFA and hedge fund recruiting. I will be starting with an EB in June, and I am very interested in exiting to a public markets gig after my analyst stint. That said, I am wondering if taking the CFA Level 1 exam in December would be beneficial when it comes time fo...
throwaway35
271 month 5 days ago
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How to handle in-house modeling/pitch interviews A lot of funds (ranging from the Citadel/Surveyors of the world to smaller HFs) are known to put you in a room with no internet, stacks of K's and Q's and recent news and ask you to build a model & develop an investment thesis on a stock in about 3-4 hours as part of the interview process. What ...
winsle.100
11 month 6 days ago
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If you were moving to the US, what cities would you move to that have the most opportunities in the HF industrySorry for the title gore I would love to move to the US after my universities studies, now I know New York is the biggest financial hub in the world but what other cities have the most Hedge Funds? ...
Wolfofgeorgestreet
11 month 1 week ago
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billy_mays
251 month 1 week ago
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The worst Hedge Fund Manager/Investor?Some of today's Hedge Fund Managers are so bad they shouldn't even be handed a demo account. Bill "the destroyer of capital" Ackman, is down more than half a Billion $ since Brexit only, One of his notable achievements recently is holding the worst performing stocks, including a couple that failed t...
NassLaMenace
431 month 1 week ago
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Mezvinsky's (hillary donor) investors pull (now that the connection to hillary is less valuable)http://freebeacon.com/politics/chelsea-clintons-hu... The hedge fund, however, brought in a large number of investors hoping to cash-in on the firm's political connections. Eaglevale is not the first establishment linked to the Clintons that decided to shut its doors after the family was dealt a pol...
prospie
11 month 1 week ago

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