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Does anyone know GlobalCrownCapitalHi all, Does anyone heard of GlobalCrownCapital? I had two phone interviews with them and then they offered my a job ( research associate) in San Francisco with on-site interview. A little bit weird. Then I found on the web that the found/CIO was involved with fund fraud before. Should I still ac...
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AM/HF in this market? Advice plsHave been made an offer to join a reputable boutique AM as a Equity Analyst focused on Long only equity and Ab Rtn portfolios. What do people think of this as a career option in the current market bearing in mind it is something I really want to do. I would be leaving my current mid-mkt M&A boutiq...
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World's largest hedge fund?!Does anyone know of a hf by the name of strategery capital? Strategies, lifestyles, etc. It's the largest hf in the world, but i haven't heard of it up until now.. Im at stanford right now btw, comp sci major. So Im wondering if it's quant (alot of the big HFs are quant right now) MOD EDIT: Appar...
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Top Fall Internships in New York CityWhile most SA positions are just reaching their halfway mark, I have found myself thinking quite a bit about what I might do this coming fall. I enjoy work what I am doing so much now that I want to continue making progress in learning during school. This fall I will have, to be modest, a pretty am...
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Cyrus Capitalhave an interview coming up with one of the partners for a position in distressed. i got the basic info from their website (employees, AUM, strategy, etc). anyone have additional information such as culture, track record, etc? thanks....
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No pay school year intern in hedge fundJust wondering under current market condition, what is the best way to find a no pay school year intern in a NY based hedge fund? I'm a first year MBA student with engineering background in NY. Could anyone drop a few lines on it?...
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Fortress in TorontoDoes anyone know ANything about Fortress Investment's Toronto Office?...
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Eton ParkObviously we all know the background of this firm; however, what does the recruiting scene look like? Is it on a "you don't call us we call you basis" or is there some formal recruiting programs at schools? Do they even take undergrads or just concentrate on MBA or lateral hires? any additional i...
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Want to be a rockstarI've been working at a mid-sized investment consulting firm since undergrad (graduated May 2006), and I want to move to a fund. I was promoted at the beginning of 2008 (20% raise), and passed the level 3 CFA exam this past June. I evaluate & recommend investment managers to our clients (pension fu...
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HF arm of MM PE shop: opinions?I have been looking to move from MBB to PE, but recently was referred to the newly formed HF (L/S equity and credit) arm of a top-flight east coast MM PE shop. Having mostly been looking at PE, I'm somewhat unfamiliar with the HF spectrum and would really appreciate input on how this might compare ...
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BAM Fund of FundsHi, I have an upcoming interview with BAM in Chicago for an FoF analyst position. Can anyone shed light on what the culture is like, hours, compensation, work, reputation, etc... Much appreciated!...
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Listing of all Hedge Funds and FOF'sAnyone know where I can go to find a listing of all hedge funds and funds of funds? Trying to find all in the Midwest. Appreciate the help fellas....
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Bridgewater Associates - Life of high-level software development? Does anyone have any information on the life of high-level software development guys at Bridgewater. I am inquiring as to the life-style/comp as a experienced software developer (think someone with undergrad and grad degrees from MIT, and about four years work experience at a top-notch corporate so...
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please help me make it clearHi all, I am a 1st year Chemistry PhD at a target school. Although I can choose to get in some major-related companies e.g. ExxonMobil, Shell etc when I graduate, I more like to work for a hedge fund and do analysis work for industry e.g. mining, chemicals, materials, energy... Here are my question...
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Crappy hedge fund managersWho is the least qualified hedge fund manager you know or heard of?...
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Just how hard is it to land an HF job?I've been reading on the forums and some people are saying that if you land a BB analyst position, it's pretty easy to get into HF after that. Others are saying you basically need to have a PhD in math to get in. So really, how difficult is it to get an HF job from college or from a previous BB anal...
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Top earners at a typical hedge fund: traders?Who else could come close to taking home $100m in a year in your early 30s? Maybe if a hedge fund has a buyout arm those guys could make some decent money, but does it still even compare to the money traders are making?...
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3rd yr analyst, crazy to try to find another job?I've been working at a small fundamentally-oriented l/s hedge fund in new jersey. I started in 2006 and recently completed my second year. I've been offered a third year (probably 95k base plus 35k bonus). I like the work, but don't like new jersey, and would like to try to find a job in NYC. I'd ...
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HF to PEHow easy is it to make the move from the Hedge Fund side to the PE side? Are the skill sets transferable especially if you're on the event driven side? And do people regularly make the transition from HF to PE. Please discuss in both a pre and post MBA context. ...
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How do you do it How do you set yourself apart, in world where everyone comes from a target school and they all want to be millionares before thirty???? Simple Question, Say what you want. ...
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HF compAnyone out there work at large HFs? (>10B AUM) Please shoot me a PM....
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Global alphaIs Global Alpha located in 85 Broad? Or is it situated somewhere else?...
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HFs causing high oil pricesHere's something for ya'll that's a little different from the standard fare on this site. Are hedge funds and others trading in papers actually affecting the price of oil? Seems clamping down on financial players in energy is the latest silver bullet to end high gas prices. (e.g. http://www.marke...
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Name top hedge fundsI don't know much about hedge funds...so please enlighten me and name about 20 or so top hedge funds :)...
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Question about analysts!If I get a job at a very well known hedge fund (DE Shaw, Citadel, Harbringer, etc.), what will being an analyst entail?...
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Fake Hedge FundSo I was at yet another hedge fund hype-up in Manhattan. And one of the people caught my attention, a young man by the name of Prescott Hahn, a 27-year-old hedge fund manager.. I found him to be suspicious, as soon as he showed me his business card, it said "Prescott Hahn, Hedge Fund Manager. The ot...
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hedge funds that want comp sci skills?anyone know of any hedge funds where tech skills (e.g. programming) are the norm? not as a developer, but a trader who spends more time on quant work and programming trading/risk/analysis tools instead of the normal compartmentalization of trading-quant-software. I get the impression that de shaw an...
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Asset management to top hedge fundAnybody with similar experience to share? ...
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Most ImportantWhat is the most important thing to have on your resume to land a hedge fund job?...
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Masters in FEI am just wondering.. how's the admission process into MFE programs at Berkeley, Columbia and the like.. what kind of GPA, undergraduate courses do they look for (Physics, math are fine?)? Research experience needed? If so, research experience in what field- eg math, stats?.. Or would they prefer in...
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Citigroup Hedge FundsI have an upcoming interview with Citigroup and was wondering how well are their hedge funds? How's the work hours? Thanks....
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Hedge Funds_Real Estate** I posted this in both IB and Hedge Fund Forums to yield more responses** Could someone please provide a list of some hedge funds that invest in real estate or real estate related opportunities (i.e. companies with some underlying real estate assets….like ESL did with Sears). Any help would be...
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Headhunters - Finishing up first year at a top BBI am currently finishing up my first year at a top BB in HY research and am looking to make the move to a HF ($5+bn), preferably distressed. I am working with GloCap but was wondering what other headhunters are out there that are good and how to contact them. Please post or pm me. thx....
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hedge fund utility function / statistics questioncan someone explain, in a really dumbed down way, what "higher moments about the mean" means? what does "higher moments" mean? i understand kurtosis and skewness but i dont understand what the phrases above are talking about.......
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IBD vs Hedge Fund of FundsHey guys, just wondering what you thought about going straight into a fund of hedge funds as opposed to IBD straight from college... What are the upward mobility options and pay differences going to be like? Also, what is your general opinion of fund of hedge funds?? thanks for your input!...
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Help - Freshman at Yale I am a freshman at YALE (YES,THAT YALE). I want to become a Hedge Fund Trader after graduation. I specifically want to know about the industry in general. What do Different types of trading mean (e.g., energy, MBS, stock). How is the lifestyle? The pay?How's New York City? What are the things I shou...
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Career Path - Analyst going into second year Hello fellow monkeys I have a quick question. I am an analyst going into my second year at a big bank (UBS, Citi, DB, Lazard, Lehman, etc). I am expecting a pretty good bonus this year because I survived some layoffs and I have performed well. BUT I am about to say fuck this job and place. I have a...
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CAIA for a Hedge fund careerMy aim is to get into a hedge fund research/analyst. I will complete a year in Funds management / Buy side, and have a master in business that is not widely known outside my country. (Although it was good enough for my current employer, an IB just-outside-the-BB, to come overseas and recruit me). I...
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hedge funds and current market conditionsHow are hedge funds performing in the current market conditions? My friend said to me, “I bet hedge funds are making a killing right now with commodity prices skyrocketing.” However, I was under the impression that many hedge funds have posted large losses. I assume this is due to holdings in eq...
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how to break in?What does it take to get a job at a large hedge fund? Do the 1bn+ funds mostly take analysts from BB banks? How can they distinguish between all the young guys who do not have much of a track record? Is it better to stick it out at a bank until youre an MD or make the move ASAP? Also, is it signifi...
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resources to find out what funds invest in.....???Does anyone know of any good online resources for reseaching hedgefunds? I'm trying to figure out if a particular fund invests in real estate assets or not?...
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Will some hedge funds go after Lehman?In terms of pulling money out of their prime brokerage and heavily shorting the stock, essentially pulling the same scenario they did with Bear?...
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Questions to ask in an interview?I am interviewing at a small hedge fund soon and am trying to come up with some good questions to ask - I have a lot of basic ones already, but maybe some of you can shed some light onto good topics to bring up. I am an undergrad Senior graduating in December, and this hedge fund focuses only on cr...
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HF / PE readingFor any of you guys at HFs or who have done extensive research on the industry: I'm looking to do some reading to learn up on different investing styles employed by the funds. Any comprehensive (but relatively introductory) literature out there that you'd recommend? For any of you guys in PE or w...
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Learn About Hedge FundsWhere is a good place to learn about Hedge Funds? Requirements for starting one? Working for one? I cant seem to find a good place that discusses this in detail....
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Free/cheap assets/performance database?anyone know of a free or cheap database of hedge funds with assets, 1- and mutli-year track record info? i know there are some out there that are hella expensive that are sold to investors ... is there a cheapo version for job seekers? hehe. the alpha mag list kinda sucks....
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Career at Hedge FundDear all, I wanna take a job as an investment analyst or researcher at a hedge fund. Currently I possess a BS degree in Accounting and am attempting CFA level 2 exam. I intend to take a further academic program in order to make me more competitive in this industry. Now I am considering the follow...
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How to prep for HF interviews? - Strategies? Have an interview with a distressed/merger arbitrage/convertible arbitrage fund. How should I prepare? Accounting, finance and modeling? Studying up on those strategies? Generating an investment thesis? Studying up on my deal experience? Obviously would love to do all of them, but with the limi...
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Odd lot tradesThere is an opportunity for average everyday people to engage in a little risk arb. We learned about it in class. Basically it involves lowes trying to clean up all the little guys with less than 100 shares by having them tender. There is little out there in google land about this and apparently its...
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HedgeFund from UndergradWhat HFs (if any)recruit from undergrad? What is the comp for this? ...
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Hedge Funds &Asset Management Hey everyone, I would like to know what's the ultimate difference between HFs and AMs. What's the distinction between them? I understand that some AMs that can be considered as HFs. Is there any requirement for an AM be a HF? Thanks....
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VC to Hedge Fund?I've always been extremely interested in hedge funds, but when I had the opportunity to do an internship at a VC firm starting this summer, I took it. Is it likely/possible to go from VC to HF after an analyst stint at a VC firm or are the skills completely separate? Also, is VC looked upon highly...
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Summer interns' salaries at hedge fundsWhat is the summer internship pay for summer at hedge funds-- do they provide any bonuses? I have seen many threads discussing the SAs' pay rigorously, but what about the well-established hedge funds? I will be happy to hear from those who already had internships or offers for this upcoming summer a...
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Word Problems for Future Hedge Fund ManagersHere is a humorous post from Timothy McSweeney's blog by Bob Woodiwiss: http://www.mcsweeneys.net/2008/5/7woodiwiss.html Elementary(AGES 5–10) 1. Dick has $1 million. Jane has $1 million. If Dick and Jane both give their $1 million to T. Boone, how many millions will he claim he can turn it int...
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IBD Skillset for What Types of Funds?What HF strategy types do former IBD people pursue when moving to an HF? What position does an ex-analyst or an ex-associate have when joining these funds? What is expected at the ex-analyst level, ex-associate level? In banking, you hear that attention to detail differentiates analysts/associate...
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Global Macro Middle OfficeDoes anyone know how common it is for large discretionary global macro funds (caxton, moore, fortress, tudor) to promote middle office analysts to the front office as traders or what the exit opps would be? By middle office I mean P&L, risk exposure, pricing. ...
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Suggestions? Looking for fundsI'm trying to put together a list of the biggest global macro funds (potentially 130/30s as well)- any suggestions on the best way to do this? Alpha mag is of no help, doesn't break it down by strategy....
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Required Reading..There's been a lot on this board about the credit & mortgage crisis, how we got there, where we're going, and the roles of all involved, especially the investment banks (where, incidentally, many of us work). I think everyone should take a few minutes and read this speech that was given by David E...
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Allstate investmentsSo, it turns out that Allstate has a hedge fund group which holds about $153 Billions of assets. I have never seen any topic mentioning Allstate at all. So, do you know anything about them? do they have an internship program? Is it comparable to other hedge funds and BBs? Thanks...
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Rule 144a & Restricted SecuritiesHi. I have a question for the Group. Sorry if this is too elementary. I work for a hnw / institutional-like person purchasing restricted securities. This is his investment approach verses open market transactions. The thought process is: why buy watered down, crappy equity securities or crappy ...
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Hong Kong recruitersAnyone know of any? good ones, bad ones? ...
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Hedge fund manager rakes in $3.7BNEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Hedge fund manager John Paulson of Paulson & Co. took home $3.7 billion last year, making him the biggest earner in the industry, according to Alpha Magazine. Alpha's annual survey of hedge fund pay found that the top five fund managers - Paulson, George Soros of Soros Fu...
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quantitative tools/frameworks implemented in the industryIs there a standard set of pricing tools/frameworks/engines used at hedge funds to model securities? Or do firms pretty much write all of their own implementations of Black-Scholes/swaps pricing/binomal trees, etc? I'm not talking about commercial APIs like for Bloomberg or MD-Trader but I would ass...
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CDO AnalystI have an offer with a Hedge fund as a CDO Analyst role involces, cash reconciliation vashflow modelling compliance i am unsure if this is a worth while career to be involved what are the bonus propects with a role like this at a hedgefund in credit markets the base salary offered id not great,...
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Fund ListDo you think we could all come up with a list of funds that everyone can add to? I know there are thousands and barclays sells a list with them all on it for like 5 grand or whatever....
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Long/Short Hedge Fund --- Qualifications vs. PEI'm currently a 1st year analyst at a top middle market bank (think HLHZ, Jefferies) doing M&A, mostly sell-side. I've pretty much come to the conclusion that I don't enjoy the deal aspects of my job and want basically nothing to do with PE after my analyst stint...in fact, I'm not sure I ever want...
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software roles in hedge funds - employers and headhuntersi have a pretty strong background in writing software. i'm thinking about moving to the hedge fund industry, either immediately if i find a great opportunity, or once the current turmoil subsides and more opportunities become available. my questions: (1) what would you consider to be the best hedge...
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Distressed Debt trading vs Distressed HFi am currently working at a top 5 BB in S&T and have the opportunity to move onto the distressed debt trading desk (at the same BB) in the next month or two. I also have several potential opportunities at Distressed HFs ($10+bn AUM). Trying to figure out what would be the better career option. Clear...
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Hedge Funds in Houston - Info? Anybody have any information on the biggest funds in Houston? As well as investment style / focus? Thanks....
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CDO/CLO Fund PositionI have an interview with a cdo/clo fund in california next week. During my phone interview I was told that the below are some of the responsibilities. As far as the modeling goes, is this calculating payments? Also, would this be considered a middle or front office role? Exit opps? Some complia...
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MM m&a vs. Quant Research ops position at Top HFI currently work at a middle market investment bank as a first year analyst doing m&a and received an offer from a top HF doing quantitative research in the operations department. I was wondering what the thoughts are of staying in m&a vs. quant ops at a top hf? Also what is the career progression...
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How valuable would CAIA (Chartered Alternative Investment Analys) be for a software engineerMy question is aimed at the investment professional specially working in hedge funds, who might be in a better position to shed some light on this issue. For somebody at a senior level IT position and over 8 years of experience in this field and working for the financial services, how beneficial wo...
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Work on Sell Side before Buy SideI am currently in HY research at a top 5 BB, long term i want to work at a fundamental distressed HF. theres always talk of "i want to work for a few years on the sell side before going buy side". what is the rationalization here? why not go over to a top fund if you get the opportunity earlier?...
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Does anyone know the trading style or strategy of GSPS?Does anyone know the trading style or strategy of GSPS? Is it a highly quantitative fund or not? Do the traders work in teams or do they have complete discretion and trade on their own books?...
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Bain vs. DE ShawHi all, I'm currently a second-year Associate Consultant at Bain, likely to be promoted to Consultant this coming August. A week ago, I interviewed with and received an offer to join D.E. Shaw in New York in a Strategy-type role (i.e. not a trader). I'm trying to figure out what would make sense ...
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Atlanta Hedge FundsAnyone know of some reputable hedge fund/alternative asset management shops set up in the Atlanta area? Junior still looking for a gig this summer......
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Structured Finance InterviewDoes anyone know what type of questions will be asked? This is with a CDO Asset Manager. Role is pretty general as I will be doing recs, performance reporting, transaction modeling...Thanks guys....
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Palm Beach hedge fundsAre there any hedge funds in Palm Beach that would be worth looking into for a summer analyst position?...
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Small Hedge Fund or IBanking for Canadian BankTwo questions: 1) Coming out of undergrad, would you take a job at a small ($200 mm) hedge fund or doing M&A for one of the big Canadian banks? HF base is $85k, IBank base is $62.5k. 2) What should a 1st yr. analyst at a HF expect to get paid (base & bonus)? Any thoughts/comments are apprecia...
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Gamma/DeltaWhere is a good resource to learn about these greeks? I just got reamed in an interview and had no idea what they were (or that I was even suppose to know what they were(...
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Cohen & CompanySeems like a great company. Would they be considered a hedge fund? Anything else you can tell me about them?...
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AQR's largest fund down 15% thru mid feb...4B in the 4Q down to 2.9B. Wonder how the other quant shops are doing thru all this turmoil......
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BB Asset Management to HF?Is it common and possible to go from a top BB Asset Management analyst position to a good Hedge Fund?? (Is it harder than coming from positions like research,S&T,banking)...
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Difference versus PEHow is the role of the Pre-MBA associate different in PE versus HF? It seems both jobs entail doing diligence and financial modeling. What choose one over the other? It seems a lot of these HF don't participate in active trading, but just long-term investing so the role of the pre-MBA associate wou...
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De Shaw PropHey everyone, So, I've got an interview with DE Shaw prop. Obviously, DE Shaw is an amazing firm and quite prestitiguos. However, I was just curious if the prop trading program is a good place for an undergraduate to start. I'm a pretty quant guy, but obviously their models are above most mortal...
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Incentives on Wall Street - your opinion"The fact that Socgen getting massively blown up doesn't inspire fear (or even loathing) - but a roasting and laughter should be a stunningly visceral example of the rot in the Street's DNA. As a very simple example, there's almost zero incentive to manage (money, assets, etc) for long-run value cr...
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Goldman's New FundSo Goldman launched its new fund on January 1st. Can anybody who works in prop trading tell me anything about the heads of the new fund, what sort of strategies they are looking? How long term is the investing. Will this fund be a very trading oriented shop and how separate from the rest of Goldma...
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Intern Salary - Offered an internship at a hedge fund I was offered an internship at a hedge fund. I am currently in school, so this internship is basically for the spring semester. What would be a reasonable (not excessive, but industry average) pay per hour for a hedge fund intern? More info: I will be doing industry and company research. I will be w...
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SA offer? Confused as to which is the better path.Hi all, I wanted some of the more experienced members to help me decide on a SA offer. I am a junior, looking to graduate in December 08. As of right now, I might have a BB hedge fund of funds offer and might have a large hedge fund operations role. I know in the future that I would like to work ...
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"Carried Interest" at Hedge FundsHi, Is there carried interest (or an equivalent) at hedge funds? People always talk about how PE firms pay their employees base+bonus+carried interest (beginning from VP-level), at Hedge Funds, you only hear about base+bonus. So is there some sort of profit share (other than the bonus) in Hedge Fu...
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Internal Hedge FundsWhat's everyone's take on internal hedge funds at BB's? Are these good/well respected opportunities?...
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Working at a Small FundAnyone have any thoughts about starting a career at a smallish (200 - 500mm AUM) long/short equity fund?...
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K2 Advisors FOFCan anybody post information about the Analyst life/ environment at K2 Advisors in Stamford, CT? Any information will be helpful. Appreciate it!...
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HF internship question in regards to other sectors of wall stI'm looking at internships and I may possibly get one with a HF. They said they will not hire me full-time. I know this to be 100% for two reasons: 1. They said so. 2. I'm a soph anyways. My question is will this boost my chances of internships for junior year when it counts? Specifically PE, but ...
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comp in fixed-income operations?can anyone tell me what kind of bonuses do ops people at hedge funds make? lets say your base is 85K, is it unreasonable to expect at least that much as a bonus? (assuming you have around 5 years experience in ops at a sell-side firm) many thanks  ...
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HF Summer Internship-->IBHi, Just received an offer from a pretty big HF (Citadel, Fortress, SAC, Bwater) in a trading/investment internship role. Got rejected (no interviews!) from all of the BB's. Just wanted your advice on whether it's difficult to transfer to I-Banking FT from a HF role (to Goldman, MS,...). The reaso...
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PE to HF - thoughts?As a 2nd-year analyst in a MM PE in NY (hired straight out of undergrad with a finance major), I'm considering new options and would like your thoughts on chances / compatibility of pursuing a HF job. Primary attraction of HFs: good hours (40-60?), top comp, young crowd, strong NY presence. Having...
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Morgan Stanley | Graystone ResearchAny one know any info on this division?? All I know is they do Hedge fund-of-fund for PWM. Anymore info would be a big help. Thanks....
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Hegde Funds That Have a Summer Analyst Program?Anyone know any hedge funds or pe firms That Have a Summer Analyst Program? Simmilar to the Ibanks or even if it is not similar (in structure) have one at all? I know the Blackstone Group hires summer interns? Any other firm?...
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Campbell & Co.Anyone have some solid info on the fund? The last thread about it died after barely anything. I know they've been hammered this year, but they also have ~$9bn AUM. ...

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