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HOLTHas anyone here ever used HOLT or have any thoughts/opinions on HOLT as a buyside tool? Thx, D...
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CAIA program study guides: Schweser or Institutional Investors is better?I am planning to pursue the CAIA program. Just wondering which study guide is better? ...
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Citadel ITAPhas anyone been through first round interviews for Citadels investment and trading analyst program? What should i expect? Thanks ...
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Bonanza CapitalHas anyone heard of Bonanza Capital? Its a long/short fund in Dallas that focuses on small caps without analyst coverage. Any info would be appreciated....
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sydney australiaanyone here know of a great hedge fund/investment manager based out of sydney australia?...
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What is an Independent Dedicated Service Provider?I saw this phrase used to describe one branch of a hedge fund...
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Chartered Alternate Investment Analyst - Anyone considered? The CAIA...now taken by members of the SEC to monitor hedge funds, pe, vc, etc. Anyone considered taking this? Heard anything about it?...
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Are activist HFs a-holes?What are your thoughts?...
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Advice for new HF guy?So, I'm soon to take an job at either a CTA/managed futures fund or a global macro fund, both around $1-2b AUM. At one I'd be focused more on monitoring automated trading (24 hr), the other sounds like I'd have more hands-on trading exposure. In both I'd probably help out with a variety of roles, in...
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Event-Driven HFsMy understanding of Event Driven HFs is that they invest in events such as spinoffs, corporate restructurings, bankruptcies, warrants etc Is this accurate ? Would appreciate it if someone could provide a more detailed overview Thanks...
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UK HFsDoes anybody know why US residents are not allowed to visit the websites of certain HFs based in the UK? I've never seen something like this. For example, try GLG Partners or Aspect Capital...
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compare these jobs for melooking into a fulltime job to start next year, but i'm not quite as knowledgeable about the top positions out in the market as some. two that I know to be very appealing and top shops are DE Shaw('s fundamentals, i'm not a math phd) and Goldman's SSG. what are the other places that are on that ki...
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BA in Math or BS in StatsWhich one looks better and which one do you think is more useful?...
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Long/Short Hedge FundI'm thinking of giving up my IBD position and switching to a hedge fund as a junior analyst. I would appreciate some advice from you guys regarding career progression and what I can expect on the job. It strikes me funny that the compensation that they offer is way lower than my current one. Is it t...
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BB Prop Trading or HF??What's your take, which one would you preffer and why?...
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the definitive money threadThe oasis dataset is clouded with standardized banking monkeys. There's a lamentable lack of data points on HF compensation - let's put some numbers out there. Base / Bonus / Year in HF (SB if first) / Years elsewhere / MBA (school) / strategy / hours 60k / 0-100% / 10k / 2 / N / deep value / 40-6...
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st. louis?Hey everyone. I got an interview for an internship this fall at a shop here in St. Louis that I really have no clue about. Anybody heard of Apollo Capital Management? I've tried looking them up, but only get the PE firm (which I don't think this is related to). The job posting says its a hedge f...
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distressed modelsWould anyone be kind enough to give me an overview of how a distressed model works? I am pretty sure that I am off on the nomenclature; but basically a model that provide a valuation on a company that is distressed. I know that these deals are complex and many of the finer points are negotiated by s...
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Hedge Fund ListI need a listing of all hedge funds that invest in private companies. Private placements, PIPEs, debt, distressed debt...doesn't matter what vehicle, just that they do it. Geography doesn't matter so long as they invest in US companies. Thanks!...
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Grosvenor Capital ManagementAny info on this fund? I don't see any info on their websites, on this forums, or in the news. I called, but the firm seems pretty shy to open up....
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Leaving IBI have been an analyst for 2 years at a good firm not a BB. What is the comp of hedgefunds with over 1bln? and how about those at about .5bln. An average base and a guess at bonus. I am just wondering....
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Has anyone heard of IIG Capital?They specialize in trade financing in emerging markets. Part of a the larger International Investment Group (IIG) I believe. Anyone familiar with them or heard anything? (positive or negative) Thanks....
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Comp QuestionsBackground: I left banking for the HF world, and joined a $3.5bn multi-strategy fund in NYC. I work on the risk arb/event driven desk, with nearly the focus nearly all on risk arb right now. Our levered book is $1bn, and there is just me and my PM making trading decisions (my PM is not a partner)....
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SAC Capital - Promote from middle office to front office Does anybody know if they promote from middle office to front office? After how long in MO? Fixed Income Senior Middle Office Analyst position. Thx...
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top 3 hedge fundssources at D.E. Shaw tell me that the top 3 hedge funds for 2006 are: 1) Goldman Sachs AM 2) Bridgewater 3) D.E. Shaw...
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ECM - Hedge FOF - Decisions First off, I know this topic has been beaten to death, but I'd like to ask those familiar with my situation whether it would be smart to leave ECM for a Hedge FOF. The fund has about $2Bn AUM, is small, and has asked me to interview next week. They told me beforehand though, that this would be a lo...
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Renaissance Technologies Junior Summer Internship QuestionHas anyone heard of Renaissance Technologies and/or knows if they have college undergrad summer internships?...
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Ziff BrothersDoes anyone know anything about this fund? Does it have a good reputation amongst hedge funds? Will be interviewing for a position under a head quant trader but want to know if this is a safe/smart move given the recent market volatility as well as the size of the fund ($1.2bil). ...
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Alpha MagazineIs it worth $775/year? ...
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Oaktree DistressedWhat is people's opinion on the Oaktree LA Distressed Debt group?...
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Analysts that get hired out of undergrad...At hedgefunds such as Bridewater, DE Shaw, and Citadel, do entry-level analysts do the same kind of work as at a BB? Also, are there analyst positions that are similar to S&T positions at BBs?...
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Knock at Hedge fund's doorHi, everyone I browse the whole forums but haven't found any information about introduction books to Hedge fund. I am doing computational physics: basically some simulation and statistical analysis. But now I am trying to learn finance by: options, futures and other derivatives by John Hull Stocha...
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Compensation Question - Working in IB for 1 year I have been working in IB at a bulge bracket firm for 1 year. I now have an offer from a startup hedge fund (open a few years, around 500 mil AUM). What should I request for compensation? What is going rate for that? Hours are 7 30 to 7....
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How advantageous will working in a Funds of Funds firm be for anyone?I know funds of funds invest other's money into profitable managers that can supposedly beat the index at times and yes it gives returns like equity being that its cash. I even know the ways these funds of funds make money (from the investor, the clients.) How smart is it to work in a funds of funds...
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Whats fund of funds mean?If this has been posted many a times, I am sorry....
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Hedge Fund InterviewsHi, I was wondering what interviews for hedge funds are like. Any advice for preparing? Thanks....
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Heard of RLJ Hedge fund of funds??Has anyone heard of Robert Johnson's (BET and owner of Charlotte Bobcat's) HF of funds? Know anyone that works there? Think it will be a profitable venture?...
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Hedge Fund to BBI'm a year out of B-school (top 25) and have been gainfully employed since but not in the industry of my choice (Biz Dev instead of Finance). I've been trying to weasel my way onto Wall St. but since I don't have a hardcore (on-paper) Finance background it's been tough. An opportunity has been pre...
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D.E. Shaw - Any opinions on the firm? I did a search, and read all about D.E. Shaw. So to be clear, Is this HF all about quant strategies as far as it's securities investing goes? No fundamental analysis? Any opinions you'd like to add about the firm are welcome too!...
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Do Hedge Funds go Doody?Hey I was wondering if hedge funds make doodies. Let me know if the people who work here make normal bowel movements....
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NYSE broker or BB desk trader?Which of these will give you a better learning experience that is more relevant to transfering into a HF? I can see how a desk trader at a BB manages risk by hedging and a NYSE floor broker for a BB does not, but the floor broker is present at the point of sale and is much more aware of how prices r...
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Company Specific Bonus InfoI am one of the founders of a new company called CareerNumbers. We are collecting, consolidating, and reporting company and position specific salary and bonus information for Hedge Funds. To participate, go to www.careernumbers.com and click the survey link. Answer 7 questions about your job and ...
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Goldman Sachs Hedge Fund Securities GroupAnyone familiar with this? I believe its a Fund of Funds ($6 AUM I believe), but I may have the opportunity to get an internship there next summer. Is this division a place that I can learn a lot in (as a rising junior undergrad), or would I more or less be doing office work? I ultimatley would li...
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Do Hedge Funds Trade?I am wondering what kind of trading and the amount hedge funds do as compared to say one of the big banks (i.e. Lehman, Bear, etc.) and if trading in a HF is exciting and fast as it is in other places....
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typical progressionas in IB: analyst->associate->vp->etc... what's the typical progression at a hedge fund?...
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Attn Jimbo and other S&Ters - Sales in Hedge FundsIS it possible for sales people to enter HFs? If so, what position exists for them there? Are some HF strategies better suited to Salespeople? ...
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HFs with PE side-pocketsI have read about HFs that also do PE plays. Anyone have any names off the top of their heads?...
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MBA or MSc Quant FinanceHello together, what would you recommend someone who wants the opportunity/possibility to work for a HF (and is currently working in consulting)? Many thanks, AniraX...
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Sorin Capital ManagementAnyone know anything about recruiting process/culture/prestige of Sorin Capital? Their website sorincapital.com doesn't offer much information. The only information I've found is that it was the first hedge fund to be given a rating from Moody's. That's it. Anyone got any more information? Anythin...
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salesman, trader, or sturcturer?which of these (in a BB) is the better path to a HF?...
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Hedge fund and Private EquityHi I will like to know what exactly does it mean when a company is doing hedge fund and private equity advisory(distribution)Thanks!!!...
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competence for HFWhat is the chance for a risk analyst in credit rate angency to move into a HF as a research analyst or trader? Any other suggestions on career path to build a competitive background to be a portfolio manager or start up a HF?...
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Top Ten List of Hedge Fund Manager QuotesAn entertaining "top ten" list of quotes (some perhaps apocryphal) from hedge fund managers, according to a recent presentation by someone from U.K.-based Hermes, an LP: 10. “If we don’t charge 2 and 20, no one will take us seriously.” 9. “We are 75% cash because we...
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Best HF's? Trading?If you want to trade at a BB, the list is obvious: GS, MS, ML, JPM, CS, DB, UBS, Citi etc... What are the top "equivalent" hedge funds that recruit undergraduates? Is it much harder to get the hedge fund gig than a trading job at a BB? Also, I've been to a BB trading floor and it is very intense a...
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position comparisoni'm currently lookin for a fall internship and i have two interviews coming up. the first is at a hedge fund called db zwirn and the second is at fairfield greenwich group fund of funds. i found a hedge fund ranking list and it looks like fairfield is actually listed pretty high on the list (35/100)...
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Hedge Fund of FundsWhat are the career opportunities for a research analyst at a hedge fund of funds? Is it feasible to move into a straight up hedge fund after a few years? ...
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How to break into HF?How do you break into HF? Other than doing a MBA, then IB for a few years, then hoping you MIGHT make the right contacts to HF? I mean is there a more direct route, for sure route? On a separate note, is it possible to get into HF via consulting (M/B/B)?...
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How should an intern ask for?Hi guys, I just got a part-time fall internship with a small hedge fund with 200m under mangement. I had my interview a couple days ago and bascially they told me that I was hired. I filled out the random paper work about myself and then i got an email from them asking me my salary requirements f...
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morgage-backed securities bookMay I get a recommendation for the best book you guys have read on morgaged-backed securities?...
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Trade OperationsiBO, I have an interview with a HF with over $10 billion assets under management for a trade operations internship position. I don't really know much about the position other than what I've read online, like the vault guides ( http://www.vault.com/nr/newsmain.jsp?nr_page=3&ch_id=261&article_id=2381...
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Pricing and Valuation vs. Quant/Trader?I just received a pretty decent offer at a major HF for a vlauation role. My concern is that I will be considered back office for the rest of my career if I accept this position. Is pricing and valuation considered back office? Will this be a bad career move and should I hold out for other offers. W...
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HF Vault Guidedoes anyone have a link to the vault guide for hedge funds? the link we have on here for the reports doesn't have it. there was another link here awhile back that had a different site with more but i can't find it anymore. thanks if anyone knows where to look...
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quant questionscan you guys list the quant questions you've gotten in interviews? specifically, the more mathemtical/less finance-y ones? thanks....
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Compensation Advice - Unique situationHere is the deal: - I am starting in S&T for FT at a BB, that will happen in July. - During my final year I worked with a Hedge fund to work on an important model and really impressed them. (Didn't take their offer for FT as I wanted to work on the sell-side for a few years before working on buy-s...
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financial history bookAnyone who can recommend a book on financial history book with insightful analysis?...
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Hedge fund in ChinaHow will hedge fund fit in China? Anyone has good opinions on that?...
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Hedge Fund ConnectionsMy best friends father manages a $5B hedge fund. I'd obviously love to work there after undergrad. I go to a non-target and have some PWM experience at a top BB and some credit analyst experience at a top commercial bank. Unfortunatly he doesnt take interns, (ive asked him a billion times), b/c ...
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Hedge Funds in Montreal?I'm just wondering if anyone has access to any kind of database that has a listing of hedge funds in Montreal (they must exist), because I've had trouble finding more than a few by Googling various search strings...it would be great if you can post or PM their names and tel. #s. Thanks....
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The new LTCMIf you could nominate anyone for Long "Term Capital Management 2.0", who would it be? Which fund is the most quant friendly, highly leveraged, arbitrage centric shop? ...
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Got the job, now what - Top hedge fund Hey guys, I posted a discussion a while ago about trying to get in a top HF for the summer. As a rising junior, I thought it would be tough, and it was, but fortunately I got in. I want to work hard and really impress these guys so that they invite me back next summer. Any advice on how I should go...
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Startup HFsWhat is it like working for an HF in startup mode. Essentially, I would be an analyst for the portfolio manager. I would be the second employee and was wondering how a year or 2 at a brand new fund would be perceived by other, larger HFs, other buy side firms and perhaps sell side. I eventually w...
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Not too sharp at mathDo you need to be exceptional at math to work in a HF? I'll be entering a BB this summer but I was a History and Political Science major. The highest level of math I ever took in college was calculus. I imagine I'll have accounting knowledge by the time I apply to Hedge Funds, but is my quantitative...
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Hedge Funds Dabbling in VC deals (Need Help) ThanksObviously, hedge funds dabbling in venture capital deals is not a new theme on Wall Street but I was wondering if anyone could name maybe 3-5 NY/Boston based hedge funds that have prior experience in these types of deals. This is simply for my own edification and (potentially for use by my PE fund)...
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Great HF teamCheck these two fellas out; Angus and Richard Grinham, now in their early 30s, founders of Grinham Managed Funds (Australia's 4th largest HF with $2bn FUM), the guys are in the Young & Rich list with fortune north of $250mill. Gotta love the job description on their site: "The successful applican...
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HF internship, EFX Capital ManagementI was wondering if anyone has heard of this company and whether or not this would be a useful internship, I'm trying to get into ibanking/PE really. ...
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Currency StrategyAs an economics student, I had a question regarding currency strategy. As a currency forwards or futures contract that sells for $0 has a different strike price than the spot rate (given by current exch. rate*e^(interest rate differential)*time) that is, the currencies are expected to move by an amo...
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Help!Well I decided that I want to work for a hedge fund, but I need advice on getting an internship, firms, etc. Can anyone help? ...
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Artificial intelligence DSS for event driven tradingShout out to all da hedge monkeys! Guys, I have a question about decision support systems (DSS) available for event driven trading What are you guys using, if anything? In a general sense, what tech are you using on the job? The reason I ask is because I'm interesting in using my tech background ...
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intern at a HF?hey, i'm first year PhD at an ivy (don't need to say where), and just figured out my advisor doesn't need me for the summer...so i was wondering if even that late there were any opportunities for internships with hedge funds etc...(i'm doing mathematical finance/financial engineering...I was undergr...
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Cypriot pound / Euro tradeThe Cyprus national currency will be replaced by the euro in the near future which the Cypriot authorities hope to be as early as 1 January 2008, a formal application was lodged on 13 February 2007. Is there any opportunity in this event? ...
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D.E. Shaw Analyst Information SheetTrying to finish the Analyst Information Sheet sent to me via email after submitting my resume. Any general advice on how I should approach this? Thanks in advance...
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Dollar Weakness?I was just wondering what your general thoughts were on the dollar - do you think its going to break out above 1.36 / euro or slide back down. Why?...
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Advice on interview/meeting at HFHey guys, I need some advice. I'm a sophomore and am trying to land an internship with a pretty big HF this summer. The guy I'm in contact with said to come in to meet him and "some other people". Naturally, I am nervous. I need to really impress them and land this. Any advice on generic questions t...
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Hedge fund phone callHey guys, I am supposed to call someone at a hedge fund about possibly working at the fund for the summer. The fund doesn't have any formal intern program, so i was referred by a contact. I'm a little nervous...do you guys think it will be a formal interview (even though it doesn't seem like it)? sh...
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I need to fill out this questionaire for an internship @ a hedge fund....advice pleasePick two public companies and explain why you want to buy or sell them: 1: 2: 1) Who would you try to contact? (list) 2) Who might you introduce yourself as to these potential contacts? 3) Where would you look for these contacts? 4) What questions would you ask these contacts? Given the followin...
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Artificial intelligence DSS for event driven tradingShout out to all da hedge monkeys! Guys, I have a question about decision support systems (DSS) available for event driven trading What are you guys using, if anything? In a general sense, what tech are you using on the job? The reason I ask is because I'm interested in using my tech background t...
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What is a distressed hedge fundHi everyone, I am new to this message board and this is my first posting. I would like to know what a distressed hedge fun is and does. Could anyone explain to me or give me links to good sources of information? Thank you very much....
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Analyst pay in DFWDoes anyone know entry level pay scale for 1st year research analyst, DFW? (B.A. + master's + 2yrs back office exp., no CFA yet). Thanks....
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Man Investmentshi, anyone heard of the graduate scheme of man investments (UK)? how is it like? thx....
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"Compensation" CompensationOne of my firends is interviewing for an "Compensation Associate" position at Large Hedge Fund,(think D.E, Citadel, and such). She said that the company seems really chill, and that it might be a nice place to work. What worries her is that NYC is a really expensive place, so anyone know what the....
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How to find the funds?Are there any good lists or other means (required government forms, etc.) of just finding out the names of specific hedge funds, so further research can be done? ...
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HF/ money managers in HoustonA list of as many hedge funds and money managers in Houston would be greatly appreciated. I know of a few of the big money managers (AIM, Fayez Sarofim), but not many, and no hedge funds. Thanks in advance. ...
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Citadel versus DE Shaw versus BridgewaterI'm thinking about applying to these hedge funds because they're the only ones that recruit at my school (HYPS). Which one is best? Or where is one better than the others?...
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Wall Street meets EntourageSo apparently HBO is making a show based on hedgies: http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune_archive/2006/11/27/8394337/index.htm...
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Small Cap / Micro Cap Hedge FundsDoes anyone know any hedge funds (within an i-bank or independent) that focuses on small cap/ micro cap stocks?...
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Who should choose the fund manager benchmarks?Who should choose the fund manager benchmarks? The pension sponsor? Investment managers? Consultants? Should such choices be made before or after hiring a manager?...
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The Hedge Fund Elite1. Steve Cohen (SAC Capital Advisors) 2. Stephen Feinberg (Cerberus Capital) 3. David Tepper (Appaloosa Management) 4. Eddie Lampert (ESL Investments) 5. Kenneth Griffin (Citadel Investment Group) 6. Michael Novogratz (Fortress Investment Group) http://nymag.com/news/features/2007/hedgefunds/30342/...
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nitty grittyWhat is the average take-home pay 4 hedge fund analysts i.e. those with 1 or 2 years of banking experience? What is the average hedge fund analyst bonus? ...
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Help- Urgent (regarding fund of funds)Hey guys, Don't post much on this forum but just had a question, hope someone with some actualy knowledge can help me out. My friend who is a senior in college just got an interview with some outfit called Lighthouse parters, asked me what I thought of them (since I'm "businessy" in his words). An...

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