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Hey - Introduction

benjammin039

Just introducing myself. Hello....

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GMAT - Currently 1st year analyst at a bank

sasquatchhh

I'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 funds

onickjo

Has anyone worked with or heard about Olympia Group? What do you think of them? http://www.olympiagroup.com/...

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Interview purgatory

Syk

I 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 Funds

higher_energy

What 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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Centurion Investment Group

AnacotSteel

Does 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 world

Lodo

Hello: 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??

anonrock

Anyone know how much junior analysts out of undergrad would typically make at a HF?...

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Aeneas

flashpwb

Anyone hear what is going on with Aeneas?...

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HF Valuation

flashpwb

http://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 approach

simpleguy749

If 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 HF

halfstep

Hi, 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 raise

hedgehog123

Hi 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 London

SpaceMarine

Hi 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

BigRed93

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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Factor of undergrad Prestige in becoming a Quant

shewantsthadit

I 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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Sell side sector selection

Richard83

I'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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Cold Email Hedge Funds to set up an informational interview?

lakebeachadvisors

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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Family Office / Hedge Fund Interview

Agnelo1

Hi 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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Getting a job in European hedge fund

Paper Plane

Hello 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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HF Fundraising

Atirng

Monkey, 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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Citadel vs AQR

atresia

I 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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Risk Management at a Hedge Fund - Dead end?

bill_lumbergh

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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Marathon Asset Management?

lorericc

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?

diablo2man

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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Credit Rating Agencies???

dav.laf

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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