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WSO Hall of Fame: Hedge Fund Forum The 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 here. If ...
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Putting your money where your mouth is.* Moderators: I'm unsure as to whether this is the correct forum to ask this question, so feel free to move/delete this discussion if need be. I understand that organisations are team oriented and generally no one person contributes to a whole firms success, though i'm curios as to how many finance...
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What is the general protocol for a junior hedge fund researcher to contact Executives?Exactly what process would a researcher go through to reach out and contact an executive of a company?...
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Why are there way more macro funds in London than the US?Why are there way more macro funds in London than the US? Whenever I read about star performers in the macro space, they happen to be London-based managers....
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Debt CollectionsWhy don't debt collectors like going to court? Let's say you owe 50,000 in medical debt. Why do debt collectors hate going to court over it?...
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Hedge funds with big PM AUM like Viking?Articles like these: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-hedgefunds-viking-idUSKBN1572RU indicate that there are 4-5 portfolio managers at Viking each managing $1-1.5 billion and a couple top managers managing even more (e.g. Dan Sundheim before leaving Viking this year). This seems to me to me to be...
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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...
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Mercury Partners: anyone worked here? more info re: job?Anyone worked with Mercury Partners before? I'm considering retaining them for a search but I don't know much about them. Has anyone worked with them before either as a candidate or a client?...
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S&T vs IBDHi, Currently trying to apply for summer internship in BB but wondering which is better IBD vs Sales Trading summer analyst both at BBs ultimate goal Risk Arb, Special Situation Sales or Analyst in a HF. Thanks ...
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How to land an offer in HF from BB FIG Group?I am about start my second year at FIG group a BB in HK. I have gradually figured out my interest and passion in hedge fund (L/S equity, activist etc). I am quite worried as FIG is more of capital markets deals rather than M&A transactions, especially in Asia. Could anyone who has a similar backgrou...
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I'm bored: Macro Hedge Fund PM Q&AHowdy folks, this market has me bored to tears [edit: I'm truthfully also just having a harder time getting a read on conditions than at any point in my career, so that is prompting both frustration and introspection], and just for work-unrelated reasons, I have a bit more free time on my hands at p...
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Salary: Hedge Fund vs Fund of Hedge Funds (FoF/FoHF)For entry level and senior levels? I'm currently a summer intern at a FoHF ($6.3b AUM) with a HF arm ($1.5b) but I can't really ask the people around me what their comps are. The HF guys are a lot more flashy with how they spend money and cop a lot of "oh wow a Tesla this time? Got bored of your lam...
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Bridgewater Associates HF interview advice. I have Bridgewater Associates interview coming up shorty, im on the second round on site that includes - brain teasers Math test, which is timed and also group debate. I have read lots of example on the group discussion part, pretty solid with that. If anyone can shed light on type of brain teasers ...
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I am a Hedge Fund recruiter AMAI work with equity L/s arms of the multi-managers and single managers. A little about me: I don't come from typical financial services major nor have I ever wanted to be an IP myself. All the same, I love my job and don't wouldn't trade it or my firm for the world. Happy to answer some questions as ...
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Finance at a big tech firm>Buyside?I know this is not a traditional path by any means, but is moving from finance at a big tech firm (Amazon/Apple/Google/Facebook/Microsoft) to the buy-side (PE or HF) a possible move? Or would one be stuck in tech indefinitely?...
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Need Help On Best Way To Prepare For A Global Macro Fund (Macro P.M. input wanted)I am a student who is really interested in global macro and whose dream job would be to be at a global macro hedge fund in an investment analyst role and where I could have the potential to act in an idea generation capacity. I have looked online and found some stuff, but all the stuff I found was e...
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Transgender at a Hedge FundI currently work at a medium sized fund. My resume looks like what you'd expect, highly selective undergrad, good work experience, MBA from a top 3 program, passed the CFA the first time through, and have done well for the year and a half I've been at my current fund since graduating business schoo...
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Why are previously successful hedge funds failing?I work for a LO manager. I have a little less than five years in the industry although have prior work experience. We do fundamental work and average a two year holding period. I see opportunities to generate relative outperformance in many places. I do not think it is easy but would think it is...
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Is there a comprehensive list of hedge funds in the Toronto area? How about quant shops?Title pretty much says it all. I can't seem to find a comprehensive list of hedge funds in Toronto. Does anyone happen to know offhand?...
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Can you switch to ibanking after a year at a hedge fund?I will be joining the industry in a couple months after graduating last month. My role will be focused on FI relative value trading. It is unlikely that I will be getting much exposure to traditional financial modeling (as my friends in banking will be). I've been reading up about the hedge fund un...
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Do Names Matter as Much at Hedge Funds?I'm still in college so I'm kind of an idiot but bear with me. Are Hedge Funds similar to IBs with notable names to work for? Or is it kind of a FFA where as long as you work at a hedge fund, you work at a hedge fund. Asking because I have a call with someone in Atlanta....
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Fundamental L/S equity analyst to alphacapture product managerI am currently an analyst at a 200m AUM hedge fund working as a fundamental equity L/S analyst. Got an opportunity to interview for an alphacapture product manager role at one of the largest/prestigious quant HFs in the world. Would this kind of move make sense? I understand that quant HFs are what'...
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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...
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Opinions on the HF interview questions guide by WSOHas anyone who has been working in the HF industry seen the WSO HF interview guide? Would you recommend it? What is it missing in your view? thanks ...
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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 cre...
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CoatueHi guys, Anybody here knows anything about Coatue? I know it is one of the Tiger Cubs. TMT focus. Equity L/S. Some websites say $3B AUM and some says $5B+, so I am not sure. It is also quoted couple times by one of the top 10 funds in the last year or two in returns. One thing I heard is tha...
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Does S&T or IB experience help breaking into Hedge Funds easier?I'm currently at university and would like to join a hedge fund one day (like every other kid in finance lol). What do you guys recommend me to do? Join as a trader at a bank or do investment banking for a couple of years and then make the move? Appreciate your feedback....
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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!...
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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...
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Millennium Management Long / Short InterviewHi all, I will be beginning the process with Millennium Management soon. This will be for an equity long / short team. I'm currently in banking, went to a target, and fortunately have some time to prepare. I know a pitch on several ideas is probably to be expected, and I will sound intelligent abou...
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Career progression at top hedge fundsTo avoid making this vague and too hypothetical. Let's say you join a firm like Viking or Baupost as an analyst 1 or 2 years out of college. What is the "average" progression that people at one of those two firms can expect? What does compensation look 2/5/10 years down the line? Is pay significantl...
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Hiring Market in Hedge FundHey guys, what is the current hiring market like for junior laterals at fundamental hedge funds? I assume pretty bad from weak fund performances you hear about in the news but was curious. Thanks. ...
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data analyst position at hedge fund of fundsHave an interview at a hedge fund of funds as a data analyst. I dont see much on glassdoor regarding interviews at the firm. The position discusses working knowledge of market or reference data across equities, commodities and derivatives. Also statistical and time series, cross sectional analysis, ...
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What is the typical net worth of someone who becomes partner at a big-name fund?What is the net worth of someone like Nat Zilkha? Are these people centimillionaires due to stock compensation, or am I overestimating their net worth?...
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Will The Hedge Fund Industry Last?As most of you know, so far the hedge fund industry has been having a very tough year. Actually, the toughest it has been since the height of the economic crisis of 2008. Contributing to the disappointing performance has been: An increase in global volatility The slumping of commodities Poor ...
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FI PMG to an HFIs this a typical transition for people and if not what do I have to do in this role to position myself to work at, say, a long-short fund? ...
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"Any fundamental fund that CONSISTENTLY returns 15%+ is doing something shady" - Your thoughts?I saw this in another thread from a verified HF person. Wondering what other people's thoughts are. As much as I want HF, if it means sitting in a jail cell to hit those returns, I'll look elsewhere. ...
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PE vs HF L/S equity - which one is harder to excel in?Hi all, I am coming from PE background (associate now after 5 years experience) and am considering my options to continue with PE or move into HF L/S (2-3 years long holding period and ~1 year short selling positions) I like investing and breaking business models apart and understand what makes t...
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What does Stephen Mandel's bio say about finance these days?Came across the bio of Stephen Mandel. Apparently he spent 4 years at Mars & Co. as a consultant before going to business school, working as a consumer/retail analyst at Goldman for 6 years and then joining Tiger Management (becoming an MD after 7 years). He then left to start Pine Capital. Is it j...
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How beneficial is Martin Shkreli's course for a novice? (Financial Modeling/Valuation) I'll be attending college in the fall and wanted to get a head start and learn financial modeling and valuing companies. Are Martin Shkreli's videos on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARrNYyJEnFI) a good resource for me to learn modeling and valuating a company? It seems to be helping and I...
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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 ma...
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Hedge Fund Accountant with Big 4 Consulting Experience - What are my career options from here?Hello, I feel I am in a bit of a bind career-wise and wanted to obtain any information, comments, or suggestions for my situation. My background is in both hedge fund accounting (approx. 6 years) and Big 4 asset management consulting (approx. 4 years). I started my career off as a hedge fund a...
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Programming and MSc in FinanceHow important is programming for a MSc in finance student who would like to work as a trader at a hedge fund? I've been accepted into LSE's MSc in Risk and Finance program and Imperial's MSc in Finance program. Imperial's is much more programming based than LSE's which has virtually none. Feel fre...
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Valuing spin-offs pre-separationHi all, Am learning more about special situations, and had a few questions about valuing spin-offs pre-separation. Assuming it's a pure 100% spin-off, where say the owners of the parent get 1 share of the spinco for every 5 shares of parentco, is the implied value of the spin-off simply the parent...
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Interview for Risk Management Analyst, Exam included need helpSo I recently got an interview with Pavilion Financial for a risk management analyst position. I don't know if I'm really prepared for the interview especially cause they said there would be an exam included which would test my logical reasoning (not too worried) but also my excel skills (worried, h...
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Syndicate Trading - Building a book I am a younger, hard working, thirsty broker that has been in the business since 2003 with a MAJOR wire house and I currently focus the majority of my time in Syndicate offerings. My group takes part in Equity Syndicate (IPO’s & Secondary’s) as well as the Fixed Income Syndicate calendar. I am...
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Top EM Funds?Hello All - I am a current undergrad curious if anyone out there has a knowledge of emerging market funds they could share. I am aware of a few of the more commonly talked about funds (Oaktree, Lazard, etc) but I am curious on if there are others worth looking into that may be lesser known. I would ...
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What is a PM's role in a HF?What does a PM do at a hedge fund? I'm going to be interning at a HF this summer but I don't know what PMs do. I know analysts have to find appealing stocks/bonds that fit their HF's investment strategy, writing reports, and checking up on recent investments. But what do PMs do besides giving the th...
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ROI for cash prime brokerageHi all, I wanted to know what is ROI for cash prime brokerage business Is it around 4-6% or higher ? I know there is set answer and different houses will have different return rate but what is general band for ROI .? And what typical leverage ? 5-8 times ?say client balance is 1 billion, TYPICA...
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GPA cutoff for hedge fundsWhat would the GPA cutoff be for larger hedge funds (AUM > $1.0bn) from a semi-target top 15 school? Currently working at a MM bank....
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Hedge Fund / Managers that Generate 30% per yearHi, Georoge Soros, Stanley Druckenmiller, David Tepper, Bruce Kovner.. the list may get stretched if one fine comb the internet patiently.... however, The pattern is that none of them are value investors! Seth Klarman, one of the icon of value investing, started Baupost in 1982, and so far...
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Advice for a Senior undergrad finance majorHello Everyone and thank you in advance for your help. I am a new member but I have known about WSO for a few years now, anyway I am currently struggling to find any opportunity to jumpstart my career. Since last year I have applied to almost 200 internships/jobs in the finance and hedge fund field ...
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What background do most hedge fund managers have?What do you guys think the most common background is among most hedge fund managers? (i.e started as traders, analyst, quants etc.)...
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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...
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What does it mean to "execute a regular daily process"?I have to complete a job application where one of the questions is, "Please describe any roles where you were responsible to execute a regular daily process."...
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Catered Internship Networking EventOn May 31st at 7PM, the Bergen County Technical School is hosting a networking event for talented high school interns interested in a career at Wall Street. Firms like Neuberger are coming. The students take rigorous courses that involve technical/fundamental analysts, college level accounting, and ...
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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% o...
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What does it mean to create "processes and process documentation"? I'm applying for an entry level hedge fund job, and one of the questions on the app is: "Please describe any roles where you improved or created processes and process documentation." All rude responses will be reported. Any attempts to gain credit by responding to this question without a valid ans...
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How do money managers/traders/hedge funds respond to the abysmal statistics that compare active money management to indices?I really am interested in entering the investment management industry (probably quantitative), but everywhere I go I see loads of statistics about how almost all active money managers fail to beat their respective indices, how stock picking has 0.0 correlation with investor skill, and how funds like...
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Nanotech Analyst to Hedge FundI'm a rising undergrad junior and recently landed an analyst role at Nanotech Industrial Solutions - the only manufacturer of a proprietary nano lubricant among (other products), and a pretty major player in the industry. My question is, can I leverage this summer's experience to land an analyst rol...
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NYC social groupGood afternoon NYC ladies and gentlemen. I would like to start a social group where people can meet, exchange ideas and foster social/professional/personal interactions. Whether you are a trader, M&A professional, in HFs or PE and so forth, everyone is welcome. Meet ups can be organized at differe...
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EthereumPut 15k into Ethereum less than a month ago and now that investment is sitting at 36.5k. Anyone else investing in Ether and what are your opinions? ...
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What asset class are you long on and why?Curious to hear people's thoughts as many of the hedge fund managers spoke negatively about the S&P 500. ...
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Sell side sector selectionI'm about to start in a top 5 sell side research BB out of college and we have a bit of input into our sector coverage. What sector/qualities of team should I look for when joining a team to have the best chance to make a transition to the buyside in a few years? For example, go for highest II ranki...
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Point72 SummitAnyone else apply to the Point72 Summit in their HQ office? I just did the Wonderlic test and waiting to hear back. I was wondering if anyone else is in the process. Also, any insights on point72 and the academy from the more senior monkeys on this board? Thanks! We hear back April 19th, good luck...
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Stay where I am or join HFI am using a separate account to stay anonymous. Anyway, here is a little bit of general background: I have been working since graduation for a unitranche/mezzanine fund with a separate mandate for leveraged loans in Europe. I have been doing very well here and am looking to be the youngest one eve...
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Quitting IB role before getting a new jobI know it is never wise to quit your job before getting a new one but I am truly miserable in my IB role and would like to spend time finding the right buyside role. However, it is extremely hard to find and interview for jobs when you work 6 days a week and can't really leave your desk. Would it ...
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calculate an efficient frontier using Markowitz mean variance optimizationto create a spreadsheet to calculate an efficient frontier using Markowitz mean variance optimization. The model should be able to use 4 variables. If your macro writing skills are good and you can create a spreadsheet that is flexible to the variables, better for you. Although, historical returns...
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Writing Samples??I had a very great phone call this afternoon with a hedge fund. He thought my credentials were fantastic and I was able to persuade to him how I am different than a person with a 4.0 from Berkeley. He asked for me to do some research on supplemental readings AND writing samples... WHAT EXACTLY DO...
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CV / Cover Letter Review - coming back after 10 yearsHi, I wonder if some of you good people could offer any constructive criticism on how to improve my cover letter / CV. I know I am not good at this sort of thing... Short story is - I quit working for an asset management firm (Putnam Investments) in London 10 years ago and I would like to go back ...
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What are some good event driven/special situation hedge funds?I am planning to apply to some event-driven hedge funds. Just graduating in couple of weeks, and will now start applying. It would be great if someone can suggest me some names. Thank you. ...
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How to Make Money in The Market: Providing Liquidity[quote]Since you brought it up - what is your edge?[/quote] I am really a liquidity provider of last resort, with occasional forays into macro. [quote]Certainly lots of people can or are willing to provide liquidity in your world, no?[/quote] So let me start by saying that I believe that there a...
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Learning skills to move to long/short equity fundsI am about to start as an analyst at a fixed income hedge fund focused on relative value strategies. Its unclear to what extent I will get experience doing fundamental research, but it seems like I won't be doing a lot of it. I have a few months of free time this summer before I start work and am lo...
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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...
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BB IBD or 1bn L/S Equity Fund?Good day to you all. A longtime member of this forum, just creating a new account to post this and would like to hear your thoughts, especially from those who have made similar decisions. I've received two offers and am currently deciding which one to go for. Not going to describe the IBD offer si...
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Which to take: A tier-2/3 investment bank equity research v.s. a 50m usd aum long-short HF (both in HK)?Hi friend first time to raise question here, Forgive me if I am not following any convention right. I am a incoming fresh graduate from a top school in HK with major in finance and politics . A real growth and value investing lover. Now two offers in hand as mention above. Want to get some seasoned ...
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The VIX spikes 40%+ today and not a single post... and you call this WALL STREET oasis? I must be missing something. ...
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With structured products, why even bother with alpha?Hi everyone, This may come across as a common sense question to some. But I'm a little stumped. Few days ago, one of the top IBs came to my fund and advertised structure products in the form of tradable indices that meant to mimic a particular strategy. I took a broucher and saw a wealth of them. ...
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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 exampl...
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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...
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Feedback on Stock PitchHi All, If you're bored at work or just feel like helping out a poor college kid, please feel free to read. Any feedback is appreciated! (How can I make this thesis stronger?) ------------------------------------------------------------------------- McKesson Corporation (MCK) Price: $137 S...
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Personal debt fundDoes anybody here have experience setting up a small high-yield fund / LLC to invest his own money? I am thinking about something along these lines: • Limited liability structure (trying to make this non-recourse) • $4mm invested in 10 to 20 high-yield corporate bonds (say blended 8% yield) •...
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Distressed / HY Desk to FundsI have had a few years of IBD experience and recently received an offer to join a BB distressed desk. Trying to understand my exit opps down the line, would appreciate if someone can share their views on how difficult it is to make a move from a desk to a fund nowadays?...
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Computer Science or Math/Economics degree to break in as a Quant?Alright guys I am a community college student who got accepted to Brown University for Computer Science, and also University of Pennsylvania for Computer Science also. For Math/Economics I got accepted to UCLA and for Computer Science/Business Administration I got accepted to USC. 1. I was wonderi...
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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 w...
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The new market driver-----Populism What does Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump have in common? Both considered populist, what happens in a populistic market environment? I'll tell you, but first. Leave your ego at the door. So generally rationale goes more and more out the window when people get excited, people's passions are excited. ...
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Getting to noComplacency is the root of all failures, yes men are negative for growth. So how do we get to Alpha?...
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Any CS majors in HFs?I've been told STEM majors do well in HFs due to their qualitative nature. What would be a route to get into a HF from a non-target? Do people usually go for a year in FE or apply to top MBAs (with 5 years of programming or software work)?...
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Credit hedge fund interview I have an interview with a credit fund in the northeast coming up in a couple weeks. They are more high yield/ leverage loan focused rather than distressed. What book should I read to get familiar with the intricacies of this sort of stuff? My background is more focused on direct debt investing. Hav...
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What podcasts do you listen to keep up to date with the markets?Interested to hear what podcasts you listen to in order to keep up to date with the markets. (: wso ...
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new Madoff HBO movie "Wizard of Lies" Though I'd let you guys know. Madoff is played by Robert de Niro, so definitely have higher expectations than the ABC series. Unfortunately most of you probably don't have HBO (cord cutter as well here), so better cozy up with a friend who is old-school. On a side note, I'd pay money to talk to t...
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Base salary of a client portfolio manager at a major quant hedge fundI have 30 years' experience in quant trading, Asset Management, and hedge fund marketing, and I am applying for a CPM role at a major UK-based quant hedge fund. Can anyone tell me what the fair market value for that position is?...
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What should I do next? First job after college I'm currently at a small value fund which I started out at after graduating college. Because I graduated with a non-finance/business background, everything I'm doing right now I've either taught myself previously or learned on the job. I initially joined the firm because after an internship with the...
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Internal move from back office to front office after doing the CFA?I have spoken to various hedge fund and Asset Management employees and they have all recommended that I take a back office job and then work towards a front office fund management role after doing the CFA. Is this route common? Is it true that front office positions in hedge funds are all first a...
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Would you work for a family office?3 years into my current gig at an equity L/S fund (started out of undergrad) that's getting hit with redemptions so I'm looking to get out ASAP. I am weighing a few options at the moment: (i) MM PE associate, 2 funds with total AUM 500MM-1B range. Good comp package offered and solid team but not mu...
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Comp - Middle size hedge fund Anyone know what the pay will be at a middle size Hedge Fund for a research analyst with 3 years IB experience, 1 year PE experience? I know there is alot of variance but just want some rough estimates. 250k? 300K+? Obviously it depends on performance etc but what kind of range should I expect. T...
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Best S&T trading desk for transferring in to a Hedge Fund?Obviously it would depend on the hedge fund. However, what if it was like a bigish Hedge Fund like Citadel, Millenium etc? I've heard some of the more bespoke products should be avoided as only really niche hedge funds trade them. So should i go for a more liquid derivatives desk or vanilla ficc et...
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Buyside comp - vesting componentI'm interested to hear from anyone currently in HF/AM who sees a portion of his/her annual bonus deferred or vested. I'm interested to see if this practice is "market", and if so, at what level (by title or above a certain pay) does the vesting actually begin. Anything on structure (i.e. X% of any...
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How many stocks?Hi Guys, Those of you who work at HFs , how many stocks do you cover ? I mean how many stocks do you actively maintain models on, follow during earnings etc and know the story pretty well ? I am looking to make a switch from the sell-side to a HF, and I want to understand how the workload changes ...
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How much do stock pitches really matter in interviews for experienced hires?Assuming you already have say 5-10 yrs of experience in a hedge fund, when interviewing for another fund, how much does the stock pitch actually matter? From my experience, not one previous fund ever hired because they really liked my pitch (or disliked it). They hired b/c they liked me as a person ...

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