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Do you know this firm?

ca_zeus

Anyone familiar with the firm Gerstein Fisher? They are AM/investment advisory (link below) with a lot of research on their website. But reviews on Glassdoor do not look impressive (take it with a grain of salt) and so I'm wondering if anyone is familiar with them (reputation, etc). https://gerste...

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$1mm+ and $10mm+ bonuses at hedge funds (junior analysts)

Hatifich84

Sometimes you hear about ridiculous payouts of $1mm+ to certain hedge fund analysts very earlier on their career (mid 20s, after 2 years of banking or 2+2) because the stars aligned in that the fund was large and had strong returns for the year and the analyst contributed a material amount to the P&...

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Who are the best hedge fund managers?

Making Gravy

Message pretty much sums it up. Who are the best hedge fund managers? And if I want to start doing my own research, how do you recommend figuring out who the best hedge fund managers are? Seems a bit opaque. Thank you....

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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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Economic Consulting to Hedge Fund Post MBA

wolframhead

I'm a senior at a lower top ten public university with a BA in Economics. This summer, I interned at a long-only equities AM firm. Now I'm back in school, and have interviews coming up this week with two top tier economic consulting firms (think Cornerstone, NERA, Analysis Group, Brattle, Bates Whit...

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Apollo Credit

soccermaniac1390

Fellow Monkeys, I am trying to get greater perspective on Apollo Credit and was hoping to hear from those who are more familiar with the firm. My basic understanding is that the Credit group is divided into a few sub-groups including: 1) Performing Credit - Seemingly focused on Asset Management 2)...

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I've been at a fund for 2 months and hate it. please advise

rinse and repeat

so i recently took a job at a very well known l/s value hf as a junior analyst. the fund is long-term focused but BC of the pm i work under i find myself blowing through ideas so fast without doing any deep analysis on them. in 2 months ive already screened 14 ideas...aka almost 2 per week. and by s...

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What schools have the largest AUM student managed funds?

GibbonAwayNow

I've been unable to find a comprehensive list of student managed funds at both the undergraduate and MBA level. Would anyone here happen to know which schools have funds >$1 million?...

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Eagle Capital Management

ixjunitxi

Anyone have any info on this fund. In terms of reputation, track record, caliber of investment professionals. The fund apparently manages 12.5billion equity portfolio and have been around for over 20years, yet I have never heard anything about them. Is this strange or is it just me? Even when you...

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Best Route to HF?

fighton22

I'm a freshman in college who got bit by the HF bug after stumbling across and watching too many Ackman interviews. I know unequivocally that I want to work at a HF. Reading about the markets all day and actually investing is a dream job. I'm just as certain that I don't really want to work in ib a...

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D.E. Shaw: Background and Reference Check = Good sign?

Rosenbaum and Pearl

Hey guys, Longtime lurker here. I've recently had a superday with D.E. Shaw and was asked soon after to provide references and agree to a background check. Does anyone here with experience with D.E. Shaw's background check process know if this is a good sign/potential offer? Or does D.E. Shaw happe...

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D. E. Shaw Generalist Intern Final Round

Krescendi

Context: Junior, top LAC (semi-target??), political science major Had a phone interview for the generalist position 2 weeks ago and got a call back for on site interviews next week. Any idea what kind of questions to expect? My first round was basically just a walk through of my resume, and I made ...

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reaching out to HH with 5y in the job, looking for small HF

Mortimer111

Currently stuck in a equity sell side role. Feel like I've got something to add to an investment team, and its what I've always wanted to do from the start anyways. I'd be interested to see what's out there in terms of smaller start up hedge funds, and like the idea of less institutional, with what ...

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How much do hedge funds sell for?

ratman2050

Coming from the startup world where exit strategies are the norm, I am curious, what are the exit strategies for hedge funds? What type of valuation is given (other than AUM) to a smaller hedge fund or prop shop that wants to be acquired by a big bank or another large hedge fund?...

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Unsure how to answer this basic biz dev question:

Capital Returns

I was asked this question the other week and while I'm sure it's a typical cookie-cutter question, I couldn't think of a great response on the spot. *"If you were hired, what would be the most difficult part for you in regard to integrating with the the team?"* Obviously want to be honest but at t...

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Bridgwater Investment Engineer Role

quanty-monkey

Bridgewater Associates has a role called Investment engineer. I was unclear about their tasks and impact. Also, what do you do if you're fired from that role? ...

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Investment Thesis Template

Ivan Boesky

Does anyone have a good investment idea template for word? If you do feel free to email it to [email protected] or comment here and I'll shoot you a DM. I would truly appreciate help on this as I feel like my templates look a bit messy. ...

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Quant with a M.S in Applied Math?

MathStat89

Hello, I am in my first semester of a M.S in Applied Math at Johns Hopkins. I plan on my degree being about 50% Probability and Statistics, 20% Pure Math( Matrix Theory, and Real Analysis) and 30% Programming. I did not want to go the financial engineering degree route as this would pigeonhold me....

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Joining a crypto hedge fund ?

targetmonekyhihih

Has anybody thought about taking the high road and joining a crypto hedge fund instead of a traditional long/short equities hedge fund ? There seems to be a lot of top investors/traders from traditional HF/AMs going into the crypto space right now. Plus firms like Pantera capital, polychain capital,...

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Offer from Citadel Securities

tradingguy

I'm an undergrad who received a trading offer from Citadel Securities. There is not much information about the market-making side of Citadel. What's its reputation? The offer is incredibly strong and I'm probably going to take it. I heard that turnover on the market-making side is lower than the hed...

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IR/Cap Raising

strokes331

I have done some research on business development, IR, and Capital Raising on WSO and most of the information that I came across is for small to medium size funds. What do these roles look like for a top 20-25 fund? I am talking about a specific role where IR and BD are a combined function. Also,...

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Indus Capital Partners

chicagobulls99

Anyone got info on this shop? Performance, culture, pay, reputation within the hf space? Coming from the perspective of a young MBA student at a top tier b-school. There's very limited info on them online, and even though they are decent size firm, their analysts seem to come from all over the place...

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Importance of Arabic & SWFs in the Middle East

Yellowcake1

**1. A shortage of Arabic-speaking students in the West** Mandarin and Japanese have been praised as important business languages, in contrast with 'less important' languages like Arabic. This sentiment resonates with government initiatives, such as Obama's '1 million strong' (Mandarin) and univer...

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Small Hedge Fund (20-50m AUM) or Bulge Bracket Bank?

imaginedat

I am looking at 2019 internship opportunities as a junior. I am currently working at a startup hedge fund, however am looking at opportunities at bulge bracket firms as well. Do you have any advice between staying at a small, entrepreneurial hedge fund in which you are able to tangibly affect the b...

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European/London HF Landscape

bananashit

Was curious to know about the HF industry in London. Is it as strong as in the US? On the forums here, I see a lot of talk about the big funds like Bridgewater, Citadel, DEShaw, TwoSigma, Point72 etc. and how they generally have a good rep in the US. Was wondering how these funds are perceived in E...

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week in the life of a Hedge Fund analyst.....

rogger.potter

for those who actually work at a HF!!!!!.....tell us a week in the life of a Hedge Fund analyst........

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Credit Hedge Fund Definition and Interviews

johnny_quest

Guys - I'm at a BB in Lev Fin and recently have been called up for an interview at a credit hedge fund within a private equity fund: focused on distressed debt, special situations, long/short equity, etc. I've been involved in several PE interviews but never interviewed with a credit hedge fund. ...

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Potential Interview: Undervalued Midcap 400 Stocks - Assistance

WACC_King

Hello everyone, I have an interview coming up for an analyst position. The firm specializes in midcap 400 companies and I want to prepare a stock pitch. It would be great to hear your thoughts on certain stocks that may be undervalued. Thank you in advance....

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What's your view on Cryto ETFs / Hedge Funds?

Marcus Nietzsche

Would you consider investing in Crypto ETFs and Hedge Funds? What are the historical returns of crypto funds so far...

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MF Liquid Non-performing Credit

infograb1111

Has anyone interviewed at any of the MFs (AGM, BX, KKR) for an associate position in a non-performing liquid credit strategy role (pre MBA) and have any idea what the interview timeline usually looks like? Cheers ...

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How do you develop your estimates for private Companies?

Perpetual Throwaway

I was recently asked to create estimates for a private company (think syndicated loan deal) without having any guidance from management. There were some operating level details for the latest fiscal year in the debt bank book (think revenue by customer and state), however this information was limite...

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Man Group?

BananaForest

I recently had a friend start at the Man Group. I've never heard of it before, but it seems to be a pretty large fund of funds, with presence in Europe and the US. I was just curious if the firm carries a good reputation/whether its respectable? Any particular groups that are more sought after than ...

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Mid-Sized Hedge funds

joshkoperwas

Hi, Can anyone recommend some mid-sized hedge funds that invest in commercial real estate debt? Thank you...

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MSIM Hedge FoF Interview

zch3648

Recently received an phone interview with a MSIM AIP FoF team’s executive director. Can someone share their experience with MSIM fof or experience with similar positions? Much appreciated!...

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Starting a fund today, anyone interest in making a billion?

Anonymous Monkey

How to find partners for starting a commodity pool firm? Where should I look? I am mostly looking at develpoing algoritimics strategies that would hedge HNW investors portfolio against an equity downturn through trading in commodity futures. And later on getting institutional money. I do have reaso...

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Quant developer credentials

dkim1984

WSOers. I've been thinking of pursuing an FI quant fund, and could use your help. I'm an MBA (non-target) that just passed the third level of the CFA. I've done a little research, and I'm thinking of going back to school for a quant degree. I've only been in PWM/PB and commercial lending (up to $5...

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Prop Trading question

TradeGreek

I was reading an article which suggested in America Banks can no longer prop trade. I was wondering if someone could clarify this? I am based outside America so keen to get someones input. If Prop trading is banned how will Hedge Funds and alike get a steady flow of traders in the future as surely...

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EVA extrapolation

sa-jue

Not a big fan of forecasting beyond 5+ years, but looking at usual EVA valuation. How do you guys usually derive invested capital, nopat etc for the LT? Do you assume ROIC will stay constant beyond year 5 or so or do you assume a mid-cycle ROIC for the LT? ...

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Starting own investment fund

karlyong

Hey ya'll. I am planning to start my own investment in the near future. My main focus would be small to mid-cap U.S. equities. If anyone on this website has a similar investing experience or interest, please feel free to share your success or lessons you had learned from your experience. Any tips ...

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D.E. Shaw internship Early Application

Fish Fairblood

I recently got an email from D.E. Shaw inviting me to apply early for a 2019 summer research analyst internship. I'm a rising sophomore at a semi-target (unsure about the classification, we're top 15 US News but pretty low presence on Wall Street) with a good GPA and test scores, but an almost purel...

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Experienced partners for ambitious new fund

Anonymous Monkey

I am looking for experienced partners for starting my commodity futures fund. Individuals should have very good intellect and hedge fund knowledge. I am very intelligent myself and well versed with the laws and statues governing such alternative investment products. I have already setup the investm...

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Turnaround probability analysis

Anonymous Monkey

Can someone please help me assess the probabilty of a turnaround for a person? If Yes read on. What is the probabilty that a broke 19 year old recent high school graduate living with his parents with low income and no college education for themselves too, trying to start a fund on his own, with no t...

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How to find partners for a startup fund

Anonymous Monkey

Hi everyone, I wanted to know how to find partners that have previous fund experience. I am looking to get partners for a commodity futures fund that I am building. I am looking to get someone with trading experience, I have already formed the entity. Registered with NFA. Setup emails and domains. H...

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Startup Hedge Fund Entity structure

Anonymous Monkey

Hi, I have started a hedge fund. But I am looking for ways to structure the business into such a way that, I can bring in a wide range of investors like US and Non-US. I want sort of a multinational hedge fund structure where, a lot of strategies of different types can be used. With investors of dif...

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Where can I give suggestions to WSO?

Anonymous Monkey

Hi, I would like to see some improvements to the WSO forum and some additions, where can I post the suggestions?...

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Hedge Fund Research Analyst vs. Asset Management Research Analyst?

axiaskepsi

Hi, I am trying to get a better understanding of what I would like to pursue as I am graduating college. I recently completed an Equity Research internship, and have a strong passion for research. I am looking at becoming a research analyst but am not sure as to what the full differences would be i...

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How to learn the lingo?

Pablo's EspressoBar

I'm a student who wants to eventually work for a hedge fund. I keep running into HF specific terms that I'm not familiar with. I'm talking things like notional value and market value, relationships between long market value and short market value, etc. I imagine these are pretty basic ideas I should...

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CAIA level 1 exam analysis, please help if you have any idea! much appreciated!

Moloko

I am not sure how CAIA organizes its exam. If I got easy questions on my 2nd half of the exam, does that mean I screwed the first half? I knew GMAT is an adaptive exam, not sure does that apply to CAIA? kinda worried. thanks!!...

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Am I supposed to accept LinkedIn invitations from people I don't like/respect?

propchop

Been on the buyside for too long to remember how to kiss ass properly. Never was good at this actually... BTW, not trying to humble brag that I'm important or popular. I'm not important. What's the move here?...

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D1 Capital Partners Info

Hamdesh

Has anyone heard of D1 capital partners and have insight into culture, investment strategy and what type of backgrounds they take? So far only saw previous HF analysts but wondering if they only take former HF analysts or bankers?...

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Would Anyone Care to Review My Pitch

ftorbust

I've already accepted a FT HF offer, so at this point I'm focused less on generating ideas for interviews and more so on refining my existing process for when I start. Would anyone like to review one of my recent pitches from a process/logic/formatting/pacing/etc standpoint? Thanks...

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Mid-career crossroads help

dazedmonk

I'm at something of a career cross-roads. I'm ~30, been in the L/S industry for ~6 years with mixed success. Started out at a large fund, then joined and left two startups that didn't work out. In one of them I had directly managed capital and a really strong track record. Now I'm faced with a fe...

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Technology in Hedge Funds

Lamushi

Hi folks, I am trying to get some meetings in hedge funds to introduce a new technology my team, and I have developed. Which person you think would be the best to contact in hedge funds and what would be the best approach? Thank you...

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CMT for a CFA Level III Candidate

VSB2014

I'm working at a Hedge Fund in risk and I want to break into a traders role. I already "have my foot in the door" but now I want to develop the skill set to rotate into trading. Still pursuing the CFA, will sit for level 3 next June. Is the CMT something that would be worth the time/money for me?...

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Buy-side recruiting from regional offices ?

Loljustlol

Does anyone here have any experience with buy side recruiting from regional offices? How do interviews work when you obviously can’t leave the office to attend first rounds, much less meet headhunters?...

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Help with 5 Hour In Person Case Study

Monkey4729

As part of a mid-stage interview process, I have a case study coming up where I will be given a public company, 5 hours and a blank excel. I am expected to present my investment findings to a small group of people in a primarily special situations focused investment firm. They look at equity, debt a...

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HF frequent interview questions?

TradeGreek

Does anyone have a good idea of potential interview questions which would be typical for a long / short global multi asset firm? Looking around I have seen obvious questions are if you have $xyz to invest what would you invest in? Are there any others? Are technical's from IB / PE relevant to the ...

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