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+171On 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...1416 days 22 hours ago
+113Anatomy of the 10-KStill jet-lagged by 8 hours from a day and a half in London, I haven't slept for a good 48 hours and remembered I owe WSO my process for dissecting a <span class='keyword_link'><a...1249 months 1 week ago
+83The 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...411 week 20 hours ago
+48Hedge Fund: The Investment Life CycleMod note (Andy): Throwback Thursday, this post originally went up on 4/23/12. Hey guys, so after some encouragement from a few of you guys I'm gonna go ahead and start a bit of a series of posts on my experience in the <strong><span class='keyword_link'><a...631 year 3 months ago
+39My guide on how to get a hedge fund job out of undergrad<em>Mod Note (Andy) - We're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #17 and was originally posted 2/15/2015.</em> 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...853 weeks 21 hours ago
+39Random musings that sound like venting<em>Mod Note (Andy) - We're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #8 and was originally posted 8/23/2015.</em> There's really no point to this post. TLDR: Sometimes it's just a job with a boss that does boss things. <h3>1) Young PMs...221 year 6 months ago
+17Qualities of a Great InvestorMod Note (Andy) - as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #44. This one was originally posted 10/19/2015. If you've seen some of my other posts you know that I'm not a stock picker, deal maker, or quant - I'm an...81 year 2 months ago
+32HF PM AMAThere appears to be some demand for an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF" rel="nofollow">HF</a></span> AMA, so here goes... I believe this will be a communal effort with several people...14810 hours 19 min ago
+27Hedge Fund Guru Answering Inbox Questions Here. Thanks Mr. Pink MoneySome of these messages are very old but I'm going to answer them anyway b/c I’m in a helpful mood. <strong>Question: How would I know what the career path for [this particular hedge fund]? </strong> Every fund has their own "career path" just depends what...973 years 2 months ago
+25The Hedge Fund Experience - Good, Bad, Ugly<em>Mod Note (Andy): Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted Feb 2009</em> Since there aren't any decent/active discussions on the <span class='keyword_link'><a...2142 years 4 months ago
+25Preparing for the HF informational interview<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 12/27/09. To see all of our top content from the past, click <a href="//">here.</a></em> I got a PM asking how to prepare for an...145 years 2 months ago
+24HF Analyst: The Things I Know For Sure<em>Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top WSO forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 5/28/14 and ranks #24 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content <a href="// years 2 months ago
+23Leaving the buyside<em>Mod Note (Andy): Each day we'll be posting the top WSO forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 2/23/14 and ranks #26 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content <a...1162 years 2 months ago
+23Global macro recruiting - a primer<Redacted> 365 months 1 week ago
+19Random Thoughts on the HF IndustryIt’s been a while since I posted (sorry @AndyLouis") so I decided to come back with something a little different from my previous posts. I’ll continue the E&F posts at some point, but given recent market conditions I thought this was more appropriate. The below is a compilation of...4311 months 1 week ago
+19Random Musings on the HF Interview Process<em>Mod Note (Andy) - as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #26 and was originally posted 8/23/2015.</em> This is far from a definitive guide but should give you a high level overview on how to think about the process....101 year 6 months ago
+17AMA: Credit Analyst at +$5B Distressed ShopHave lurked on WSO on-and-off since pre-crisis days. Reading the material on here helped me get my first internship - time to give back. Happy to answer anything and everything. Quick background below. - Beginning third year as investment analyst at a $5B event-driven / distressed debt...1006 months 3 weeks ago
+17You Miss 100% Of The Shots You Don't TakeIt was a standard Sunday for JRMM – Woke up entirely too early, ate breakfast, watched SportCenter, then had to kill time before the start of day 4 of the tourney. I had just gotten home from hitting golf balls and was about to firmly plant my ass on the couch for the remainder of the day...432 years 10 months ago
+16Officially Out of the HF BusinessMight as well make it official and say I have left the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//" rel="nofollow">HF</a></span> business to pursue other interests on good terms and...431 year 3 weeks ago
+15AMA: 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 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/hedge-fund-interview-questions">hedge fund...1091 month 15 hours ago
+16An Unconventional Message for all You Prospective Monkeys out thereLong-time reader, first-time poster. Just wanted to share my story so far since I graduated from undergrad ~8 months ago & when I was a prospective monkey, I really appreciated people's stories of their experiences and their advice they had for others. My take is a little different...303 years 3 weeks ago
+13AMA: 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...792 days 5 hours ago
+13Gray Fox AMA<em>Mod Note (Andy) - this AMA originally went up last August but Gray Fox wrote and said he could still answer questions</em> I've posted here for about five years, but with much less frequency the past year and a half. @xqtrack" @Kenny_Powers_CFA" @BlackHat"...711 year 29 min ago
+14Trump = 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...591 month 2 hours ago
+12L/S Credit HF Analyst - AMAI'm a long-term lurker, infrequent poster on another account. AMA. Have been reflecting a lot lately on "giving back" and WSO has been huge to me. More interested in talking credit / markets than "my path" or "recruiting" because I only got my jobs via...7711 months 1 day ago
+12Hedge Fund Interview Guide BETA is LIVE!We are finally here! For those of you waiting on the <strong><a href="//">WSO Hedge Fund Interview Guide</a></strong>, thank you for your patience -- it has been a long process to get to this stage. ...66 months 3 weeks ago
+113rd Year HF Analyst Q&APrior reading: <a href="//">Hedge Fund: The Investment Life Cycle.</a> Quick background: Penn undergrad - 2 years at <span class='keyword_link'><a...703 years 10 months ago
+13Advice from an ex-IB MD: The Habits of Winners<b>Once we realize that imperfect understanding is the human condition, there is no shame in being wrong, only in failing to correct our mistakes – George Soros</b> My goal is to give you as many strategic advantages as possible, so that you can’t help but win in life. A month...61 year 2 weeks ago
+101st Year HF Analyst taking questionsJust finished up a couple very long weeks at work and am feeling pretty generous at the moment. So, a little bit about me: - Non-target former varsity athlete/captain - Corp Strat to <span class='keyword_link'><a...741 year 1 month ago
+12Transgender 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 <span class='keyword_link'><a...404 months 3 weeks ago
+10Global Macro's Future "Stars" - Where Are They Coming From?What professional backgrounds are today's and tomorrow's top global macro minds coming from? And how much does the environmental backdrop help explain this? Pretty simple question, but I think it's interesting to note the following trends for context. The first generation of...265 months 2 weeks ago
+31From Heartbroken Undergrad to Elite Wall Street Warrior – My StoryFrequent lurker, first time poster. This is my story, with a bit of personal flair. I’ll cover why not getting an internship was the best thing that ever happened to me. Why a high GPA and and an Ivy League degree are not as important as you think. Why Renaissance, Two Sigma, are not...7411 months 3 weeks ago
+9The Asymmetric Risk Profile: Preparing for the Hedge Fund Interview<a href="//">Hedge fund interview questions</a> typically are trying to uncover how you think as an investor. One of the best ways to demonstrate your knowledge is to highlight that you look for investments that...582 years 7 months ago
+8Finishing 1st Year as HF Analyst - Ask AnythingThere have been several of these so I don't know how helpful I can be. Will do my best Took a pretty traditional route to get the job: <ul> <li>Target school</li> <li>Top banking group</li> <li><span class='keyword_link'><a...1423 years 5 months ago
+9David Tepper Personally Earns $4 Billion for 2009 PerformanceDavid Tepper grew up in a middle class neighborhood in Pittsburgh, PA. He became interested in the stock market after observing his dad, an accountant, trade stocks during the day. Following high school, he enrolled in the University of Pittsburgh, where he excelled. After Tepper graduated with...266 years 2 months ago
+8AMA: HY/Distressed Analyst at NYC based Mid-Sized Credit Hedge FundHey all, long time lurker first time poster. Just wanted to share my background and answer questions for those interested. Background: 7 years of investment research experience prior to b-school, mostly in equities (some credit) with half of that on the buyside at a hedge fund; sectors...611 month 3 weeks ago
+9Buy-Side Analyst AMAHey All I'm wrapping up my first year on the buy-side and I'm using this platform as way to reflect on the past year. Happy to pay it forward to those that would like advice or have any questions. 531 month 1 week ago
+8AMA - HY/Special Situations Analyst at $30bn+ HF in LondonLong-time user of WSO under a different account, believe it's time to give back. Background in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//">LevFin</a></span>/restructuring at...263 months 3 weeks ago
+6Ask me anything: 2nd year HF analystI've been on these forums for a fairly long while, and I've noticed that, for various reasons, I've been stopping by less and less recently. If I were to guess, I'd say that's probably likely to become even more pronounced... So before I go, I'd like to offer...2003 years 6 months ago
+7What I've learned about Hedge Fund Structure and Compensation Over the last few months I’ve realized just how diverse hedge funds are, and how little people (both in/out of the industry) understand about the different structures. This is my attempt to distill some of the bigger differences in ‘team structure and compensation’. It’s a detailed...4211 months 3 weeks ago
+7I'm f***ing in, you're f***ing outHey guys. Kenny F'in Powers, Chartered F'in Analyst, here. I've been away for a while getting my sh*t straight in Mexico/starting a new job. I missed a lot of PMs and forum discussions while I was busy, and I apologize for anyone who never heard back from me in the last few...424 years 6 months ago
+7Babydick Capital Annual Letter 2013<a href=""></a>172 months 3 weeks ago
+6AMA, I'm the head trader for a Multi-strat HFWent to a top 25 undergrad program, been at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//" rel="nofollow">HF</a></span> <span class='keyword_link'><a...609 months 2 days ago
+6Random Musing on Mr. MarketAgain take everything I say with a grain of salt... <h3>1) Are we happy yet value investors? </h3> A while ago, I was once asked if I was happy. It was a weird question since I'm generally a happy person but this investor thought I wasn't expressing an appropriate...81 year 6 months ago
+5Valeant Pharmaceuticals/Bill Ackman E-mailsReleased yesterday. Highlights: Halt the Stock Send out a Press Release Advice on Conference Call Don't speak with the media Rome is burning Crossposting, credits to humanafteralll from WSB.129 months 2 weeks ago
+4Ho-Hum to Hedge FundFor instance: You're 25, have an Economics B.A. from a ho-hum state school, good math/stats/coding aptitude (but no formal training) and are working in NYC for a prop shop doing accounting and operations. No certifications/exams of any kind passed. You have no seed money right...861 year 3 months ago
+4I'm a London-based Distressed Debt Analyst - AMA I did 1 year at one of the top restructuring shops (<span class='keyword_link'><a href="//">BX</a></span>, <span class='keyword_link'><a...692 years 1 month ago
+4Contrarian 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!561 week 1 day ago
+4AMA: Research Analyst at Event-Driven/Special Sits HF directly from "non-target"I've been a frequent reader of WSO for the past few years and I thought it might be helpful to anyone interested in a similar career path as mine. I definitely gleaned a lot from others here so hopefully I can answer some questions people might have. Background: 2nd Year Research...211 month 5 days ago
+4Tips on being ruthless/efficient with research?This may sound bizarre for a lot of people here with <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//">IBD</a></span> analyst background, but it’s the only venue I know worth...178 months 1 week ago