I worked at equity long/short hedge funds for 7-8 years. I wasn't quite able to bridge the gap between analyst and PM, but burned myself out trying, and topped out at senior analyst. I got tired of the constant urgency, dreaming about my positions, waking up in a cold sweat, the backstabbing, getting screwed on netting, everything really. I left of my own accord about a year ago and have been floating around ever since. I have some solid savings so can last for a while but not forever obviously. I have been thinking a lot about what kind of jobs I would be qualified to do with my background. I'm not interested in anything in the hedge fund industry. I've tried applying to some long-only and startup jobs but haven't even gotten an interview.
I'm curious if any of you have made transitions out of the industry, or what you have seen others do. My expectations for compensation are not super high, 150k would be acceptable if the lifestyle is decent. Open to considering all kinds of things.