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How are cold calls/Cold Walk ins for Hedge funds?

John-Jacobs1

I know walk ins/calls are frowned upon for IB but wasn't sure if this was the case for HF. I live near a few big name Hedge funds and haven't been able to connect with anyone there so I figured I might as well drop by and hand my resume for a potential off cycle internship. Thoughts?...

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Hedge Fund Recruitment

alfonso.moscato

Hello everyone, I'm a graduate seeking a job in London. For several reasons that don't really matter at the moment, my plan was to start as a trader at an investment bank and then move to some hedge funds after a few years, like many do. Recently, I'm also considering trying to apply to hedge funds...

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CQF Certificate

Derrick-Turnbow

Hello, I wanted to receive feedback regrading if the CQF Certificate is respected by Hedge Funds and if it will help in potentially getting foot in the door to work at a Hedge Fund?...

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Do most hedge fund managers come from top MBA?

Juan Carlos-Gonzalez

It seems that every hedge fund manager comes from Wharton, Columbia or HBS. Few have come fron NYU or Chicago Booth. I dont see many that have started from nothing, like entrepeneurs. Why is that? Is being a hedge fund manager the only career that requires an MBA? an if so, why only the top MBA? Bec...

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Learn modeling for credit investing?

llmm

Hi all - Could anyone share resources on how to learn the type of modeling that's done in roles where one is, for example, evaluating a portfolio of NPLs or other credit portfolios? This is an area I'm interested in because it is adjacent to what I do now, but I want to learn to build these kinds o...

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How much does UG GPA matter to make to move?

PtoCFisUnderrated

To make the move from a S&T / ER background and not IB after a few years on the first job, how much do the large hedge funds look at undegrad GPA? Or is it more about what you do on that job you were in?...

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How are you "macro equity" guys doing? (Druckenmiller/Bessent style)

Acidophilus

Wondering if there are any of you analysts/PMs on here who do equities from a macro standpoint like Druckenmiller and Bessent. In a recent interview, SD says the algos are throwing off the signals he used to glean information from about trends. Are you guys finding it incrementally more difficult ...

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Bonus - 2019

Abe001

Hi folks, I work as a private banker and end of year bonus payouts (for my clients & would-be clients - who are mostly hedge fund & PE folks) is a bonanza period for me. Whoever can chip in with names of HF/PE firms and months they payout their bonuses will be appreciated. While JPM isn't one o...

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Funds that invest in illiquid opportunities

CU04

Hi guys: What are some funds that invest in illiquid opportunities, but are not traditional PE shops please? When they hire, what kind of people do they usually look for? Thanks...

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Buyside Equity Research - Exit Opps to Hedge Fund?

EconomicEquity

Was fortunate to receive a summer analyst offer from an Elite Boutique's Buyside Equity Research team. What are the **chances** of breaking into a top Hedge Fund? If not, what are my options? Thanks a lot!...

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What happened to the ROAR program by JPM?

Vadok

Anyone in the company or with info on that project? I've seen that JPM is searching for Engineers to fill up their ranks for an 'Alternative data platform" (links : https://news.efinancialcareers.com/ch-en/318504/roar-j-p-morgan , https://fintech.stanford.edu/peter-cotton ) But the website is dead...

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Macro Hedge Funds - Career Advice

fundingsecured01

Hi all, I work at one of the better proprietary trading firms doing global macro research. Mostly event driven / special situations. I've been there for a little over 6 years and am realizing that my lack of experience in equities severely limits my opportunities. My goal is to work at a macro /...

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phone interview. Negative sign?

SUMMMERRR

Had a phone interview with a member of team and it was a very quick conversation that lasted 15 minutes about my background. He sounded very neutral, so it's very hard to tell if he's interested or not. At the end, he told me that the interview process is still ongoing and didn't mention when I will...

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'The Alchemy of Finance'

Leerverkauf

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...

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Buy side suggestions

Merlo97

What kind o tips would you give someone who wants to work in the buy side? For instance in terms of internship/academia . In my particular case, doing a Msc Finance is absolutely necessary (poor undergrad brand). Which kind of master do you suggest to work there (I know, it includes a broad variety...

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Are funds even hiring right now given this environment?

Pizz

Given that numerous funds have shut down this year (Ascend Capital, etc.), and given the horrible performance this year, are there any funds that are hiring for the Analyst position (2+ years after IB, for ex.)? Seems like the industry is struggling, and I imagine there aren't as many spots availabl...

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Leveraging Connections into HF summer Internship

aw.jones

I'm a sophomore in college (you could say "semi-target" for what it's worth). For one of my classes I'm researching the economic benefits of hedge funds. I emailed a handful of school alums in smaller HF's asking for insight on the topic: personal anecdotes, more resources, etc. After having some ba...

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Sears Shitshow

m_1

Anyone else following this? Pretty interesting. How do you guys think it will play out from here? https://business.financialpost.com/news/retail-marketing/eddie-lamperts-next-play-inside-the-hedge-fund-war-at-sears...

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AMA: I worked as a CTO at prop-shop doing high frequency trading (HFT)

hft1111

Hello everybody! I've been very lucky to end up doing what I'm doing My expertise is building low latency trading systems for HFT strategies. I led the software development to do high-frequency trading, executing several different strategies. Nowadays, I started my own consulting firm and working on...

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Interview with the department head, how should I prepare?

cheesecakethebest

I was referred by my friend for a summer intern at a hedge fund. She is in the same department and after she sent my resume to HR, HR emailed me to do a phone screen with the department head. I’m very nervous because I initially expected to have phone screen with HR but turned out to be the depart...

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Advice for Green L/S Analyst with M&A Background

Bob Loblaws Law Blog

I recently joined a smaller (...

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Biotech Investing Pipeline Valuation

analyzer

I am new to biotech investing. How does one normally value the pipeline of drugs for a company? The company's investor presentation gives you the drug candidates in the pipeline, but how do you know which of their candidates are more valuable? How do you begin to figure this out?...

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Reaching Out to Recruiters/Headhunters

BananaHoarder

I understand that it is still quite early to be considering this, but I was curious about the process of reaching out to headhunters early on. I'm a first year analyst at a BB in ER, and was wondering if it would be a good idea to reach out to/network with some recruiters just to touch base and get ...

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How to Switch from Prop to HF

scratchingmyscalp

I'm thinking of trying to move from a prop shop to HF (or even something else with less ups and downs as far as pay), and would like to start a conversation about some ways to approach this. I'm not necessarily in a rush as this year has been solid, but...I'm always curious and would love anyone's ...

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Goldman SSG Upcoming Interview

INeedASpaDay

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An attorney in the DC Area

TheorPhysicist

Hello, just a quick question. Can anybody recommend a descent corporate attorney in the DC Area with the knowledge of Delaware and Virginia laws? It seems that it is time to let our attorney take a walk. Thank you. ...

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Breaking into the buyside from a non-target - You can do it

ChimpMaster

I wanted to share my experience receiving a full-time buyside research offer from a firm with 30 - 40bn AUM to both help and encourage students seeking to get into buy/sell-side equity research out of undergrad. I am the first student from my school to be hired into the firm from undergrad. I go to ...

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Top Hedge Funds in the Energy Sphere

amda279

I am a executive at a major energy corporation considering making a transition into the energy hedge fund space. I understand that due to the nature of the industry, hedge funds operating/specializing in the traditional energy (oil and gas) sector prefer hiring experienced professionals from the ene...

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Value Investing Club – Membership Offering

TudorM

**Are you an active value-oriented investor looking to join a group of like-minded individuals building an investment track record? This may be the right place for you.** We are a small group of young investment professionals that consider launching a value investing fund in the short to medium ter...

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Hedge Fund Manager Posts Apology Video

Forex Swings

Not in the industry, but curious to see what all your thoughts are on this: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-11-19/hedge-fund-s-accounts-liquidated-amid-energy-market-volatility Never heard of this guy, but obviously had a decent amount of money as some structures were 1M or 10M minim...

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Moving from CEE HF to London

Leo Bloom

Hi guys. First, a little bit about my background: I'm a year two analyst at a long/short equity hedge fund (~$200-300m AUM) based in CEE (think Czech Rep./Poland/Hungary). We invest globally, though mostly in the US and regional (CEE) stocks. I got my position straight from the University, a top o...

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Does anyone work as a CMBS credit analyst at a hedge fund or work at a real estate debt fund?

supman7

Hi, If anyone works as a CMBS credit analyst at a hedge fund or work at a real estate debt fund, could you please PM me? For example, if you work at LNR, Axonic, Taconic, Blackstone, etc. Thanks much....

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How do you break into a hedge fund?

Giants123

Can you break into a hedge fund straight out of college? Is doing investment banking the best way to get into hedge funds?...

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Getting a Hedge Fund job as a Political Science Professor?

IRnerd

Hello all, I was hoping to get some advice on the types of jobs/funds that might be a natural transition from my current job as a political science lecturer. Just to give a little quick context, I'm in my mid-twenties, was an adjunct professor for 3 years, and am now a full-time lecturer, but on th...

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Administrative Assistant bonus

vsum

I'm new to the executive role at a hedge fund and would like to get an idea on how much to give an admin as a bonus. Any ideas?...

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Investment personality

monkey sleeps

When a hedge fund is assessing you investment personality or asks you what type of investor are you, what do they actually want to hear or know? ...

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Political risk jobs

Belmisof

Hi, does anyone know if Hedge funds have political/country risk desks? If not are there any political risk consulting firms that deal extensively with hedge funds?...

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Skills for hedge funds

bullmarketman

Hi all, I am considering an MBA after a 3-4 year stint at a consulting firm (Top Tier, my work has been focused on focused on private equity and restructuring). I would want to use the MBA to pivot into the investing space preferably a Hedge fund, however I realize this is a very difficult pivot. I...

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Start up HF human element

Mortimer111

Hi all - involved with a start up HF and if I were to use the Julian Robertson set of traits he mentioned he looks for - smart, honest and competitive - curious how you would gauge those three traits? (assuming you were an allocator evaluating us). Smart - I'd imagine a clean message around a differ...

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Coatue

clockhand

Hi 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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Questions for Management

Tnasty

For a lot of people, their favorite part of the job is the exposure to executives and the ability to grill them. Obviously most questions are company specific but anybody have some favorite high-level or industry wide questions to ask C-suite/IR that allow you to read between the lines?...

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Is getting an interview with Citadel an impressive achievement in itself?

therich06

Is getting an interview with Citadel an impressive achievement in itself? Even if no call back after first round. ...

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Futures quant fund

HFT

Hi! I am looking at options for starting a quant futures fund. Wondering if I should go out and form my own Master feeder structure or get under a larger fund as an incubator? Looking to build a track record with a small pot of around $250k and then seeking private individual allocations. Also sugge...

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Hedge Fund: The Investment Life Cycle

BlackHat

Mod 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 hedge fund industry, particularly in how one goes from the start of an investmen...

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Calculating EBITDA

Ivan Boesky

Noob question: I find multiple different calculations of EBITDA on a given company. CapIQ says one thing, Bloomberg says another, and my own calculation says another thing. Which one do I use for a stock pitch? ...

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How Do Hedge Fund "Geniuses" Einhorn and Ackman Still Have Any AUM?

MichaelScarn

So hedge fund "genius" David Einhorn is down 18 percent this year, even though the S&P is up 5 percent. Last year, his fund gained 2 percent while the S&P gained 22 percent. He slightly underperformed the market in 2016, while getting crushed in 2015 when he LOST 20 percent while the S&P gained ...

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VC to HF?

SCZealot

Currently, a VC associate executing early stage investments (Series A and B) primarily around fintech, SaaS, infrastructure; But i'm growing more and more dissatisfied with VC; I like the work, but feel like there really isn't much to learn and its always about trusting your gut at the end of the da...

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Moving between hedge funds

Ravenous

Hey guys, quick question on lateraling between hedge funds -- I used the search function but didn't find much, and there is too much information on the web for this subject, so I am hoping someone can help me focus my efforts. After careful consideration, I'm ready to start looking for a new analys...

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Is joining Point72 social suicide for joining other firms?

perpetualbond

Do some hedge fund managers have personal vendettas against Point72/Steve Cohen? If a person has Point72 on their resume early on in their career, is that a flag for other firms...against the morals of the candidate?...

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HF or DCM internship?

firetrucker

Hi all, Would like to have a sensing here. I previously did an ER internship with a boutique firm. Always wanted to venture into investment management but I am still open to opportunities. I am looking at my 2nd internship right now and if I have to choose between a boutique HF or a DCM role with ...

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experienced BB S&T -> non-market -> Quant Funds (?)

free_radical13

Hi, Till recently I was an Index/ETF derivatives trader for an European BB for 5y (+5y in structuring before that) trading quantitative investment strategies and options. Cost cutting at BB and I find myself out of a markets related job for a year now. So, need some advice on my future options - P...

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Robo Analyst/Modeling finbox.io

Ivan Boesky

Has anyone looked into finbox.io ? Looks pretty interesting how a computer makes all of these models. Any input on how this impacts HF analysts and the work they do?...

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Is a finance degree enough for a quantitative finance masters and career?

georgezlatanov

Hi, I'm a first year "finance and banking" student. I'd like to become a quant in the future and I want to know if the degree I'm studying at the moment is enough. From what I've seen, my degree has more math and statistics than other finance degrees, but I'd like to ask you if it's enough of not...

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"Stock" pitch for a macro fund

IRnerd

So today I was putting together a thesis for an option spread on an international country ETF, and I was thinking two questions: first, if one is interviewing for a macro fund, is one required to pitch a macro investment idea, or is a stock pitch still what is generally expected? Second, what type o...

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Seeking mentorship

PipEvangelist

Hi all, I'm an undergraduate freshman from a non-target. However, I'm really passionate about getting my foot in the door of the hedge fund world where having a good connection is of the paramount importance. I have been networking rigorously even before the college and have talked to people from ...

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Are Hedge Fund Employees Structurally F***ed

dazedmonk

Happy 2018. Going to start it off a bit heavy here. I think in the last ~5 years things have been getting worse for your typical fund analyst/PM, and I think the trend is only accelerating. When I say getting worse I mean the growth path and (especially) the compensation for your moderately talente...

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Credit - High Yield Research

HungryMonkeyMan

Does anyone know where I can get sell side HY research? Ideally on specific companies or on a sector coverage level? Also, in NYC or Boston what are some of the more boutique investment firms doing active fundamental credit research? ...

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Tips on discretely looking for other HF opportunities

kppw1517

Just want to see other people's thoughts on trying to leave a hedge fund without it getting back to your employer. Ideally I would like to get somewhere to start 2019, but don't want to ruin my bonus this year. When I see messages from HHs for roles that are similar to what I do, I am nervous to res...

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Networking for internship for HF's?

John-Jacobs1

I feel that I have a solid grasp on networking for IB and PE firms but I'm a little lost on what to do for HF's. Do I just treat it like a IB firm and try to reach out to PM's or do I just aim for analysts? Do I have to add anything to my email template or just keep it the same 4-5 sentences? ...

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SS ER > HF. Network in from SS or MBA?

excelsior

For the past year I've been at a MM bank doing tech/software ER and have spent about 5 years total on the sell side. I would now like to make the transition to a traditional L/S hedge fund. I've recently started more seriously networking as I view that as my best path to breaking in. I have a few o...

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Current Differences Between Tiger Cubs (Coatue, Lone Pine, Tiger Global) - Culture, Investment Style, Etc.

vs997

Given the lack of transparency / widespread info on the current state of some of the major Tiger cubs, I was hoping to better understand common perceptions of the following: internal culture, turnover, investment focus (time horizon, flexibility, etc), as they relate to firms like Coatue vs Tiger Gl...

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2020 On-Cycle HF Recruiting

11xlevered

Not in the industry yet, but pretty curious with how HFs are approaching recruiting right now. I know a lot of the bigger HFs typically compete with the MF/UMM timeline for top candidates, but considering how early the timeline is now, have HFs decided to wait? Not in the industry yet, but as someon...

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Failure AMA

HFT

Ask me anything. Questions about hedge funds preferred. Really just ask me anthing, and I will try to provide a sensible answer....

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SWF career progression and HF

htmar

Hi, I am a penultimate year student and I am thinking about the prospects of going to a SWF vs a ''more regular path'' with either S&T or AM. I was able to secure an internship in a HF (no FT possibility because of working permit) but I am still waiting for some BB S&T. My long term goal was to join...

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Honeycomb Asset Management - Anyone familiar?

vs997

Anyone have any information on Honeycomb Asset Management (Culture, Investment Style, Etc.)? Only info online is a couple of Business Insider articles, no website or anything. Seems to have started ~3 years ago, founder is from P72. ...

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Transferring roles within the firm after summer internship

jme7wt

Hi all, I am currently a Junior at one of the semi-target schools. I recently applied for an investment analyst internship at one of the higher end HF's in my city. Unfortunately, they told me they had filled their analysts role, but were wondering if I would consider an internship in an investmen...

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