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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Hedge fund questionHey- Just wondering what is the difference between working for a fund of funds and a hedge fund as an analyst. Obviously the work is different but is it possible to transfer from a FOF to a hedge fund or are you pretty much cast into a FOF career path? Also can you switch over to BB HFs? Finally ho...
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Seeking advices from all you tradersHi everyone: I'm a college student taking math of derivative securities class right now. We are using Hull's book. Currently, we are doing a virtual trading project on stocktrak.com to practice delta hedging or delta-gamma hedging. Basically, the professor told us to long or short a certain number ...
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Sloane Robinson......your thoughts?...
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New Margin RulesOn April 2, 2007 risk-based margin rules will become effective for a broad range of products. We anticipate these rule changes will have a significant impact on the hedge fund industry. The revised SEC margin rules can have the effect of lowering Reg T margin requirements substantially, reducing acc...
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analyst pay scalei read this somewhere on Oasis forums. Investment Banking Analyst: $77,000 Private Equity Analyst: $89,000 Venture Capital Analyst: $100,000 Equity Research Analyst: $88,000 Hedge Fund Analyst: $150,000 why are there such sharp differences between the pay amounts? what makes each position more v...
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Great PointAnyone heard of Great Point Partners in Greenwich? A good fund?...
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BB internal HF vs HFwhat's the difference between trading at an internal HF of a BB vs an actual HF not part of a BB? Is pay higher in one over the other? Are you more likely to be able to start your own HF if you traded at a BB's internal HF?...
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Litespeed PartnersAnybody know anything about them? TIA...
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hedge fund career for college studentsWhich is easier for college studnets to get in, IB or HF?...
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arbitrage/macroWhat qualifications do arbtitrage (merger, fixed income, currency, etc) funds look for? Is it a neccssity to have strong programming and math skills? What about macrro? thanks ...
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Goldman Global AlphaDoes anyone know which division of GS has Global Alpha? Thx ...
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WR Huff Asset Management: more info, experiences, insights?Another, has anyone heard about them?...
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Those undergrads who are interested in HF jobsI've gotten a few inbox messages from people interested in breaking into HF's. I'll post a list of questions and thoughts later on what you need to do. ...
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The Bottom LineSo, what's the bottom line for a pre-MBA candidate to have a good chance at *any* HF job? Can you think of a specific set of criteria?...
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POSIT/Other ITG productsIm new to this forum, and you guys really have some great info. I'm doing a report for my class about Investment Technology Group (www.itg.com) and was wondering if you guys had any experience using their products, such as posit. I understand the basic point of POSIT, to get access to liquidity anon...
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HF careerHi ppl, wanna ask is it possible to switch to hedge funds from ordinary asset mgmt firms? Blackrock, UBS GAM, DeAM, etc.? how are the chances compared to switching from IBDs? so are there examples of value-oriented hedge funds in london? thx!!...
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Is Citadel going public? Implications...After Friday's big jump for Fortress, some are saying that Citadel might be going public, not as a hedge fund but as an investment bank. (http://www.forbes.com/markets/2007/02/09/citadel-fortress-hedgefund-markets-equity-cx_rs_0209markets23.html) Is this true and what would the implications be for ...
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Hedge Fund OpportunityHey Guys I have an offer in a start up Hedge Fund in Boston. I would be the number 2 in the fund and it seems like a great opportunity. However I was wondering what I should look for to see if this Hedge Fund will actaully prosper. Also any red flags that I should look for would be greatly appreciat...
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Hedge Fund Conference - How to start a successful HF business Foley Hoag LLP and Shoreline Trading Group, LLC Present How to Start and Build a Successful Hedge Fund Business Location Seaport World Trade Center, Boston, MA Date March 23rd, 2007 Time 4:30 to 6:30 pm ET (Cocktail reception 6:30 to 8:30 pm ET) Organizer Foley Hoag LLP and Shoreline Trading Gr...
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Top Shelf Stuff for mega-FoF managersHi guys, I don't want this to turn into a technology fair but, am asked to help with putting together a high-end front-to-back platform, from OMS/POMS to risk/ accting, multi-asset classes capability (ie everything that trades...), full FIX or other connectivity to the whole gamut of brokers / prime...
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Lifestyle?Looking for more information/descriptions of lifestyle at HFs for post-MBA positions. Would also be interested to read what interviews are like. Many thanks....
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Atlanta Hedge Funds?Anyone know of any hedge funds in/around Atlanta for a possible summer intership? Preferably one that doesn't plan on stealing millions from prominent blacks....
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Hedge fund interview coming upI have a hedge fund interview coming up for a part-time internship and I have no idea what to expect. Are they anything like banking interviews??...
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Microsoft AccessTo those who have had experience in hedge funds, could someone elaborate what a typical fund would use microsoft access for? I havent had much exposure to access (through work or school), so i would like to know which set of functions/skills to focus on. ...
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25 most intriguing hedge funds?Here's the link: http://www.hedgefundreader.com/2007/01/the_25_most_int.html The list feels very "I just googled 'hedge fund' and this is what came up." Some of the asset managers aren't even hedge funds in any real sense. Geronimo Financial (#17) operates publicly traded mutual funds for one. Tho...
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HF Structure for non-tradersIf you are not on the trading side of the business, how are HFs structured? Is it research and trading only? Then when you become a good RA you can become a PM? Or are funds structured as trading, research and [insert name of other category]? ...
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$363M is average pay for top hedge fund managershttp://biz.yahoo.com/usat/060526/13568510.html...
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Hey - Introduction Just introducing myself. Hello....
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GMAT - Currently 1st year analyst at a bankI'm currently a 1st year analyst at a bank and want to work at a HF. Is it worth me taking the GMAT to put a (hopefully) good score on the ol' resume? Otherwise I'll just put it off until I want to apply for b-school... Thanks for the input....
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Paris based Hedge Fund of fundsHas anyone worked with or heard about Olympia Group? What do you think of them? http://www.olympiagroup.com/...
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Options StrategyAll, Can anyone define and explain this option strategy to me: Buy a Put and Buy a Call Thanks!...
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Interview purgatoryI had my second round interview with a hedge fund five weeks ago. I called my interviewer about three weeks ago to see if they were going to continue with my application. He responded that they wanted me for a final-round interview but because of certain scheduling difficulties and "many events happ...
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ops at Hedge FundsWhat are your thoughts on an ops position at a hedge fund after graduation? The upside is that this is probably the most prestigious and one of the largest funds that is very hard to get in to. In addition to that, an ops position at a hedge fund differs from an ops position at a BB - it will be mo...
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Hedge Funds InfoQuestions: A) Why do people generally choose IBanking over Hedge Funds? B) What are the risks in Hedge Funds? Is there low job security? C) What skills does someone have to develop in college to work on hedge funds and to get hired? D) Are hedge funds more oriented toward quantitative types or verb...
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Centurion Investment GroupDoes anyone know much about them? Also what are hedge fund interviews like? Similar to I-Banking? Thanks for your help!...
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Experienced M&A and PE Professional Seeking an antry into the HF worldHello: I am an experienced M&A i-banker and PE professional with more than nine years of experience originating, managing and closing domestic and international transactions. I am seeking an entry point into the HF world with a group that may be looking to add to their existing team. Does anyone ...
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Average Compensation for Junior person at HF??Anyone know how much junior analysts out of undergrad would typically make at a HF?...
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AeneasAnyone hear what is going on with Aeneas?...
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HF Valuationhttp://www.watersinfo.com/news/bsit/guide04/story_3.asp The ten commandments of valuation practices How hedge funds value their instruments has emerged as a key risk management issue as institutional investors flock to this segment of the market. Chris Kundro and Stuart Pfeffer, managing directors...
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different approachIf you already have an M.D. and wanted to get into health care/biotech hedge fund work, what would be the best path to get in? Assume an undergrad degree in finance from an average state school (high GPA), but not desire to do extra school (i.e. MBA). Would the IB path (analyst or even associate lev...
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ER to HFHi, I work in sell side research covering energy in Canada. Recently completed the Level III CFA exam (waiting on 2 more years of experience to gain the title) and I am trying to move to the buy side, aiming for HF in the US. I had contacted about 30 recruiters in the US (NYC, MA, West Coast), howe...
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How to ask for a raiseHi All. quick background on my position. I started as an admin/generalist at a fund that launched in 2014. we quickly grew and are now a multi-billion dollar fund. I started on an hourly wage and made about 65k plus 20k bonus for 2015. I got promoted to a full time compliance associate in mid 2...
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HF landscape in LondonHi everyone, was wondering if familiar people could comment on size and activity of the London HF industry in general? I think NYC is still the biggest HF hub in the world and London is probably second, but I've seen in a 2013 industry report that the market share (% of global AUM) of NYC has bee...
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Jumping from Asset Management to Hedge Fund I am a equity analyst in the AM division of an EB. I spend most of my time researching and recommending equities for our long/short & long only products. I've enjoyed the people and work, but I'm unsure about upward mobility/comp. Should/How do I get into the radar of more traditional hf headhunters...
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Risk Management at a Hedge Fund - Dead end?Hey guys, I have an upcoming interview for a risk management analyst position at a fairly large, well-known hedge fund... I was wondering if starting out in RM in a hedge fund out of undergraduate would end up being bad with regards to exit opps. What are the general exit opps for this type of pos...
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Citadel vs AQRI posted this in Asset Management but in hindsight I think it makes more sense here. How would you guys pick between interning/working at Citadel or AQR? I'd value any relevant thoughts here....
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HF FundraisingMonkey, I understand that PE firms go out market for fundraising every 3 or 4 years. As I am thinking to turn to hedge fund sale side, I would like to know how hedge fund firms do their fundraising? That would be rolling closing? And the placement agent / IR need to continue the fundraising mode ti...
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Marathon Asset Management?Hi Guys, I was just wondering if any of you heard of Marathon Asset Management (http://www.marathonfund.com/) and potentially could tell me something about them? Such as working environment, career prospects, salary (fix/bonus), etc. Anything would be highly appreciated. Thanks in advance....
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Career Path for Quant in Risk Modeling?Hi, I'm now working as a quant in risk modeling team of a top tier HF (Not a quant fund). Main responsibilities are modeling and analyzing the risk for entire fund incl equity/distress bond/MBS. All models we use are developed in house from scratch. My career goal is to become a portfolio manager....
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Getting a job in European hedge fundHello everybody, I am wondering if anybody around here has some experience with landing a job in a European hedge fund straight from undergrad? I am currently entering my last year at the university (BA in Finance & Accounting), having two internships on the resume (first one in a mutual fund as a ...
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Credit Rating Agencies???Hello everyone, For my MBA, I'm currently doing a very short financial study about Credit Rating Agencies and Investments. I really appreaciate to have your investors point of view. Here is the link: https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dDJIbm16LU5KWktCeUQtS0w5VTJRUEE6MQ I...
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Family Office / Hedge Fund InterviewHi WSO, Have a preliminary 1st round interview coming up with a relatively small multi family office / hedge fund (AUM: $600-$700mn) - Investment Research Analyst and not sure what to expect. Some background about myself: Economics & Finance undergrad background and now working at a bulge bracket ...
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Cold Email Hedge Funds to set up an informational interview?Is this a decent cold email format? Also I do have some investing ideas that are semi-researched, and a thorough past writeup that worked very well, would it be appropriate to include those or a resume on here? I feel that it doesn't seem like I have much value to add or really even anything interes...
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Sell side sector selectionI'm about to start in a top 5 sell side research BB out of college and we have a bit of input into our sector coverage. What sector/qualities of team should I look for when joining a team to have the best chance to make a transition to the buyside in a few years? For example, go for highest II ranki...
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Factor of undergrad Prestige in becoming a QuantI understand that becoming a quant requires at least a masters and Ph.D and that risk analysis and similar desk analyst roles are completely different jobs than investment banking, but is there a similar "target school/semi-target/non-target" attitude in which getting a quant job is largely dependen...
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