Hey guys, haven't been on here for a while, but I'm currently waiting a few weeks to start my next gig and I'm bored. I figured I'd try to give back a little, especially because I know there are people from London on here, and the amount of info available on London HFs hasn't been great historically.
School: Very 'target', did an
IBD: Call it a lower Tier 1 (i.e. not /MS/ ), did M&A for 3 years in London
1: Classic concentrated fundamental equity L/S, multi-billion AUM - strategy/style-wise, think Tiger Cubs, Greenlight, etc. Worked for 3 years as a generalist analyst covering US + Europe. Managed a small sub-book in my last year in a kind-of junior PM / senior analyst-type role.
HF2: Moving to an event-driven fund where I will remain a sector generalist; interviewed at a lot of places incl. single-manager L/S, multi-manager L/S, event-driven and macro.
Happy to answer questions on most topics: recruiting from sellside, recruiting from buyside, day-to-day, career, stock analysis, portfolio construction, my research process, HF strategies, etc. Won't go into lots of detail about things like comp, just because there are so many funds out there and I really don't have that many data points.