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Advice on HF Recruiting

floppity

I figured that I'd give back/pay it forward in one form or another after being in the industry for a while. Frankly, the most relevant thing I could think of was advice on people searching for new opportunities. My advice is more tailored towards fundamental investing hedge fund recruiting...

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I work in event driven / arbitrage. Here are some career advice for you

halfstep

It’s been a while since I’ve visited <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>. Yet in my early 20s, this was the place that I would often come to for information and guidance. In the spirit of giving back, I’ll share my story and a few nuggets of wisdom that I...

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AMA: Hedge Fund Analyst Out of Undergrad

hedge fund baby

Background: Target school, studied engineering. Summered at a multi-billion $ hedge fund doing fundamentals l/s and currently at another multi-billion $ hedge fund full-time. Willing to answer anything that does not have to do with my personal past experiences (to preserve anonymity).

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Do Hedge Funds like Citadel, Two Sigma, AQR etc. hire people with Mechanical Engineering degree as Quantitative Researchers?

IOnlyCleanHere

I have a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering. I've had some courses which included probability and statistics, can code a bit with Matlab and have some experience with simulation software. Is it a cut-off criterium or Quantitative Researcher application when someone comes from a background wh...

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Breaking into HF with B.S. and M.D. degrees

CodeMonkey0

Hi, this is my first time posting on this forum, I would greatly appreciate all your valuable inputs. To briefly talk you through my C.V., I was fortunate to have graduated from a top US engineering undergraduate program with Summa Cum Laude with GPA of 3.95. After I graduated, I finished MS in com...

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Applying to New Job With Less Than a Year of Experience

joshblack

Hey guys, I recently worked at a hedge fund for less than a year but left in search of a firm with a different culture (and personal reasons) and am in the process of applying to ib/fund jobs. Will listing less than 1 year of experience kill my chances of finding a job? Should I just check off "cur...

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Opportunistic credit HF guys - what would impress you?

lychee1989

Hi everyone: I came from a non-traditional background and would love to hear your views. After undergrad, instead of banking, I started out doing macro research/investing, then credit and equities investing. They are all at Tier 1.5 ish funds. I have the chance to speak with someone at a very go...

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Mocha interview - Hedge Fund

simsone

Hi all ! i've got a competence basis interview for an hedge fund in Honk Kong. They use Mocha interview. Does anyone know how it works / differences from SHL and same sort of tests? Thanks a lot...

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LinkedIn Secrecy - Hedge Funds

John Tuld

Hi all I have perused many profiles who don't list an actual employer - rather they enter "New York based Hedge Fund" for example. Why is this? Do some funds not allow employees to advertise that they work there and if so, why? I would hazard a guess it would be concerns of poaching? Thanks ...

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Mantle Ridge Capital

Matt46

Does anybody know about Mantle Ridge Capital? I keep getting asked to go interview there but not sure if it is even worth the time. Heard rumors that the guy starting it completely f****ed his only associate, there was a ton of turnover already, and can't get anyone to join. Obviously hard to know ...

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Credit Default Swaps for Sovereign Debt

vikkumar

I am a student and have recently started learning about CDS for sovereign bonds in emerging markets and was wondering what are the biggest events that affect its pricing. I am particularly interested in CDS's for countries that are serial debt defaulters in Latin America and Africa. I know the Wor...

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Under the Radar Large Hedge Funds?

John-Jacobs1

Just was curious if there was a list of lesser known larger (well performing?) hedge funds like Cantillon, Autonomy, and Element....

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Realistic Exit Opps

HANFLY

What are realistic chances at a HF for a VP at a reputable investment bank in NY? Not interested in large funds, more interested in smaller, single manager L/S funds. And how do the odds stack up against other roles (growth equity, VC, etc.). Currently looking to exit, so any advice/suggestions ar...

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indus capital partners internship

ffffml

hi, does anybody know about the process at indus capital partners for an internship? I got an email about setting up a phone interview with someone in hr. Would be helpful to know any type of questions I should expect, what I should prepare for, etc. This fund focuses on asian, european and emergin...

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Redwood Capital Management??

John-Jacobs1

I've heard this is a prestigious/well known distressed/spec sits fund but I cannot find any info on it. All I know is that it's located in NJ...

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moving from strategy role at a large tech company to a quant strategy role at a large fund

reddevil1493

I'm in the process of getting a formal offer for a Quant Strategy role at a mega fund in New York and am currently at a large tech company in the Bay area in their Corporate Strategy team. I've worked for 3.5-4 years now since graduating in 2015. What are some things I should be wary of with regar...

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Updated thoughts on Tennenbaum Capital Partners?

rayzee

Anyone have any updated information on Tennenbaum Capital Partners? I know they recently got acquired by BlackRock.... The stuff in search is several years old so I wanted a more up to date view. ...

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Computer Science undergrad having difficulties getting quant internship- what's next?

pohjie.pj

Hi everyone! I am well aware that there is plentiful of similar posts on this forum asking about computer science majors who wish to become quants- however, my situation is a little different so I hope you guys can spare me the patience in answering the questions. I'm a Computer Science major from ...

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RenutraPro Garcinia Reviews–

buphobiakz

As the heftiness extend builds, the accessibility of eating regimen and weight reduction supplements additionally increments! Albeit, all these fat consuming enhancements offer potential advantages by shedding pounds of fat, there are likewise a few sorts of symptoms. Along these lines, it's your du...

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Asness vs Harding

abuddingmonkey

I’m exploring quant hedge funds and came across a video of David Harding demonstrating that he’s not much of a Fama fan. On the other hand Asness is. Both lead very successful quant funds, so I was wondering what that difference is about?...

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how to choose between pods at multimanagers

throwaway2019

Would like to ask how to choose between different pods at multimanagers. What are some questions I should ask? Number of people, aum, sharpe, etc Also, how easy is it to switch between pods at multis? Does the brand name of the multimanager matter? Ie citadel versus exodus? What if one manager ...

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HF Free time thesis

BobbyA

Hi everyone, I have literally 4 months to lose and I want to use this (free)time to do a thesis, which will be useful for me + when I graduate from my master's degree (Mifin) for job search in industry (Hedge funds). Do you have any interesting topics/subjects that you would like to explore furthe...

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GS SSG Multi Strategy Investing

MMAM

Hi guys - I was wondering if anyone knows anything about Goldman's SSG Multi Strategy Investing arm? There is quite a bit of information on WSO pertaining to other less liquid arms (asset investing, private capital) however MSI has not been discussed. It would be interesting to know what strategies ...

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How long do most postings stay on?

chips_ahoy

Hi guys: Anyone has any insights on how long a job posting would usually stay posted please? I saw some on LinkedIn that have been posted for 3-4 weeks, wondering if it's still worth applying to (they still show up as open), or is it too late? Appreciate your insights!...

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Inverted Yield Curve Hedging?

creditrevolver

Was asked a question in a meeting earlier. Curious as to anyone's answers to this. In a fixed income portfolio, if a majority of your bonds have yield curve exposure to the 2Y and 30Y treasury, what are some ways to hedge against an inverted yield curve? Stay away from corporates and invest in long...

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Is it OK to reach out to traders instead of investment professionals at a hedge fund if i'm looking for an investments role?

John-Jacobs1

Just was curious, if I should reach out to traders as well as people in investment roles at HF's. Goal is something in investments and not trading but I have a better connection/more in common with people in trading (background wise). ...

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Being direct with boss about moving to FO

Casey_Schmidt12

I work at a large HF (100-200 ppl, >15bn AUM) in the MO and am less then 2 years out of UG (non target / still well known name) . I took this job after not being able to to get FO offers in banks, even with quality internships, with the hopes of either moving internally or externally after getting t...

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Likelihood of getting into Hedge Fund with no experience in finance or college degree?

van_1

Hey everyone. Long story short, I met a hedge fund manager (joe) when I was 18 at a restaurant in NYC through a mutual friend. Regular dinner as anyone else would have. There was no agenda, just hanging out/having dinner/talking shit. This friend of mine (joe2) owned a massive media company. At the...

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Finally landed an HF internship, how to make most out of it now

IlliniStrikesBack

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D.E. Shaw internship application rejection weird phrasing.

mikaelsohan2

Hi WSO, I applied to D.E. Shaw's equity research analyst internship, and they replied with this: "We have been unable to identify an ideal match between your particular background and experience and our current needs. However, we will keep your resume in our files on the chance that a suitable po...

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Baker Brothers

Discosteve

Anyone know anything about Baker Brothers? Culture, compensation, etc. Interested to hear thoughts about them....

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Citadel Global Equities (pay, culture, career path, lifestyle)

BobbybananamA

I had a number of questions about Citadel's global equities team because I recently advanced pretty far in the process there. There is a surprising lack of information on the fund given its overall influence on the finance world more broadly. Feel free to comment on any of the questions below so we ...

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Theoretical Questions Regarding Value Investing

128

Dear all, In a recent panel meeting a guest speaker (L/S investor) at my university stated the questions below: (1) How can time be an enemy for value investors? (2) Three value investors - Ms Mary Quant, Ms Senty Mhent and Count Ability – are discussing at dinner. Ms Quant says “Value invest...

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CPA AUDIT -> Wharton MBA -> Top Hedge Funds?

CPAtoMBA

**Re-Post from B-School forum as I thought I may get better targeted responses from here.** My initial target careers out of MBA were Management Consulting or I-Banking. However, I grew stronger interest for Hedge Funds or Asset Management companies recently and thinking to go that route instead. ...

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Q Investments

powertime

Does anyone know anything about these guys? I have a phone interview coming up with them......

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I'm bored: Macro Hedge Fund PM Q&A

macro bruin

Howdy 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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Would you work for a family office?

starmine17

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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G-Research - Hedge fund or not?

uxtriondwigelti

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...

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Math/Stats Major?

moneymachine12

I’m a junior at a nontarget and want to work at a l/s discretionary Hf eventually. Will it be worth it if I stay at school for an extra year and get another major in math?...

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Asset Management vs Investment Banking for exit opps into value-based hedge funds

Hedge Funder

Hello everyone, I am a South American student in my final year at a target uni in London and I currently have 2 full time offers and I am stuck and do not know which one to choose. The offers are: 1) A full-time offer from an elite boutique (Lazard/Rothschild) where I would be doing a mixture of res...

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M&A to Retail Trader & Researcher to Global macro HF

dick_fluid

Hey monkeys, i'm a bit of a special case and now want idealy a job as a macro trader and/or researcher within an HF. or if that fails something similar in a bank. i'm undecided at this stage between research and trading as i can't dissociate them in my mind. i had a normal resume base on the m&a tem...

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Citadel Assessment Test

arjun.p.agrawal

Hi Everyone, Has anyone appeared for the Citadel Assessment test for the position of Trader? Thanks...

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Cover Letter and Resume Design/Format for Hedge Funds

amda279

Is anyone here familiar with 'Novo Resume'? They offer various creative designs for CVs and cover letters. Are any of these suitable for a senior/executive level hedge-fund job application? If so, which ones? Alternatively, would you suggest sticking to standard plain format for Hedge Fund and/or...

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Investment Opportunity in Africa

Dobinhom

Greetings All, I was born and raised in an African country but I have been in the U.S since I was 16. One of my cousins is now stationed here in NYC as a diplomat representing my country at the U.N. Although her background is in law, she is now in charge of the investment division and is tasked with...

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Bill Ackman fund up 25% to begin year

ironman32

Saw the headline today that Ackman's fund is up ~25% into the year. He said it was based around 4 plays, SBUX, CMG, Fannie and Freddie. I guess this is good; I mean, if people strictly invested for 6 weeks increments. He has also taken substantial loses in the past, so I know he's looking for p...

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Equity Derivative Trading to HF

wutangclancarryout

Starting a career on a single stock vol desk and wanted to know what kinds of opportunities could be open a few years down the line in the investment management universe. Always loved analyzing equities from a value perspective, and I was curious how I can keep the door open to potentially joining a...

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T. Rowe Price equity research vs EB in New York

James.Stock

Two offers: one for T Rowe Price equity research in Baltimore, another for an elite boutique in New York. Which offer should I take if I want to be at a top fund (HF or long-only) down the line? I know the EB will give me a wider range of opportunities. Trowe will give me the training necessary to ...

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Micro-Cap/Small-Cap HF exits?

HFunder

Hola all. What would be some potential exits from a HF focused on micro-cap/small-cap equities? Background: Investment Analyst with 2-3 years of experience at my current fund, and 4-5 years in total buy-side experience (worked at a family office prior). In addition, also completing a part-time/exe...

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The Mechanics of a Mispricing

Secyh62

There have been a few other related posts that I have commented on recently that touched on mispricings and catalysts. I wanted to take some time and write something up that brings it all together in one post. This is something that took me a while to understand and come around to when I was startin...

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CFA Useful for Quant Fund?

Trading4Hours

I am heading into a Quant Hedge fund. Would it be at all useful to take CFA exams? I have started studying but not yet registered, just wondered if it will get any respect in the industry....

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Interactive Brokers Prime Services

tonyfo

Hi all, I have been running a families + friends strategy on an IB personal account for a little while now, and have now reached the minimum size ($3m) to take advantage of IB Prime. I am hoping it would serve as a springboard to establish a track record and tap into their marketplace. IB Prime is...

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VBA advice Intern

Chrisbougias

Hi all, I am currently doing my MSc in Financial Mathematics at LSE and yesterday started a 1-month part-time internship in Quantifi (risk, analytics, and trading solution provider), at London office. The tasks I have to complete throughout my internship are mostly based on VBA programming and Exce...

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Accounting for reallocation of GP's share of profits

jordanneuman32

We want to bring our accounting in house. After allocating the various types of gains and income to the LPs, what is the process for reallocation of those gain types to the GP? ...

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How do you know if a less well-known fund is good?

Big_Muffin

There's a big tendency on WSO to gravitate towards the most visible, well-branded and prestigious opportunities. Everyone knows about the big guys. How do you all go about diligencing opportunities at less well-known funds, especially if there's little to no info on WSO? Also, if a fund hasn't bee...

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OKR as management tool?

littlepigmm

hi, just curious how the quarterly / annual review works @ your fund? Strictly based on stock performance or something more vague and less quantitative? Do you think OKR is applicable to this industry? ...

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Becoming a Quant: Undergrad

quantitativekaran

Hello everyone, I am currently a high schooler and looking to go into finance, specifically being a quant. I know I have ways to go but I believe the quant path could lead me the right direction. I decided to post this discussion because others were outdated by many years, so information may have ch...

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Custodian for Personal Trading: Fidelity, StateStreet

mchadron

Hi, I am just starting out with personal trading ($5MM), not looking to setup anything sophisticated. In your experience which custodian would be best to hold Stock that I own in my portfolio (crypto in near future)? Would you recommend going ahead with Fidelity, StateStreet etc? Really appr...

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MAK Capital Job Offering

bluedriver22

Has anyone heard of them or knows anything about them? Friend got an offer recently. There is not much on the website to go on. ...

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Non-Quant Public Markets Careers

Blue Horsehoe

So, from what I've read on this forum and elsewhere, it's starting to look like all non-quant jobs in the public markets are dying out. For example, S&T is getting largely automated, and non-quant hedge funds are losing assets to passive/quant strategies. Are there any non-quant jobs in the public m...

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Credit Suisse & GSO Capital - Structured Credit Reputation?

creditrevolver

Hello WSOers, What is GSO's reputation in the CLO/Structured Credit space? I know they rank #1 on the league tables in terms of deals/deal size but was looking for a bit more. CS is two so I was curious as well. Also, do CLO/CDO teams at top shops (GSO, Octagon, etc.) pick all their own credits in...

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Learning programming by myself?

Distracted

Hi, i wanted to know if there is a way to learn programming by myself. I know you can start with some tutorials and guidebooks, however, if there are some specific guides that you can recommend, i would appreciate it very much. Also, is it possible for these self-taught programming skills to be usef...

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Most Active / Top Distressed Hedge Funds

DistressedFund123

2nd year analyst at an EB waiting for my next six months to tick by before I start my next job at a distressed hedge fund. Unfortunately in the office on a Sat waiting for comments and was recently watching a Paul Singer video on how he thinks about distressed investing as a mechanical way to extrac...

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Trading Execution Offer Help

Baypost

Hi all. I am an analyst at a BB and have an offer coming in for a Tier 1 hedge fund trading execution role. Does anyone have any advice on whether to go for it? Basically it is a great name on the street, that I know but I hear a lot of comments that execution is a dead end and you don’t really pr...

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Turned my live $4000 account to $44,000+ in 4 weeks...What is next?

GoodBoyFX

hi guys, the boy is back in market after a long period of saving capital doing 9-5. It' feels good to be back. O the subject, yes. I turned my live $4000 account into $44K with over 5500 trades (ROI - 1000%). Yes all within 1 month. You think goldman boys can produce this "without algos" i think n...

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Realistically, can I become a Research Analyst at a Hedge Fund?

koko87

Greetings Fellow Chimps, Apes, and Humanoids, I've taken a long journey down my finance career thus far and I've reached a juncture where it's finally time to pursue my passion of becoming a research analyst at a Hedge Fund. :::pause for uproarious jeers and hysterical laughter::: For the past e...

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Catalysts?

MMAM

Hey monkeys - would someone please explain to me the concept of catalysts in equity investing? I understand some strategies (event driven, special situations) rely specifically on catalysts to produce their alpha. What catalysts/events are looked at and ? Macro? Industry & Company specific? Unique c...

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World's dumbest 'smart guy'?

OldChimp

I left a large family business that had close to $200 m in revenues. I got 2 Master's degrees (Financial Mathematics and an MBA from an Ivy). I am now 46 and own a semi-profitable restaurant, some real estate, and have a small severance package. All I ever wanted was to work in hedge funds. I di...

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Carlyle group summer interview

ffffml

Hi I have an interview for summer for carlyle’s strategic partners group. Does anybody know what to expect for interviews? Posting said they do distressed debt and equity investing. Any resources on how to prepare for distressed stuff? I have guides and know a fair amount of valuation, accounting ...

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Exclusive Slack Group for Hedge Funds

Lamushi

Hi Folks, This is a link to join an exclusive slack channel for hedge funds. Use this link below to join the group. https://join.slack.com/t/hedgefundsgroup/shared_invite/enQtNTE3OTk4NDgwMDM2LTFjNmM1ODYzNjgyNzNmZTk5Y2NiZmI5YWE4NWRjNDFlNGI3MTZlOTEzNTRkOTNlYjkxODFjYmY0YTk2MWY0ZTA...

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Distressed Debt by Moyer

wasper710

Does anyone happen to have a pdf copy of Distressed Debt Investing by Moyer they would be willing to share? Thanks! Is this still the best book on distressed on the street today? ...

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