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Aug 1, 2020 - 3:01pm

There just aren't that many jobs.

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Aug 1, 2020 - 6:58pm

Probably, and buy side is shrinking so that doesn't help.

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  • Analyst 1 in AM - Equities
Aug 1, 2020 - 8:33pm

There are only a few terminals at my current company. We have the professional access with unlimited logins, but it means we can't use the anywhere feature.

I have never tried using them to search for jobs because I am in the office. Does anyone know if the company would have any way of finding out? Does it save your searches, can someone download the data of its users, etc?

Better to be safe than sorry.

  • Analyst 3+ in HF - Event
Aug 27, 2020 - 1:48pm

Agree. Some very high quality, off the market positions can be found on JOBS. Also a great source for positions at start-ups / smaller firms who don't want to use a headhunter 

  • Analyst 2 in AM - Other
Aug 27, 2020 - 12:24pm

I've started noticing that BBG postings are sparse and skewed towards quant/trading roles...is this the norm or just reflective of awful job mkt

Aug 27, 2020 - 1:25pm

HF job market is very opaque and for every 4 positions filled through word of mouth/recruiter/networking, only 1 or less is filled through a publicly posted position. Numbers are anecdotal/rough, but you get the idea.

And then as all others said, it's just a very thin market with few open positions and even fewer that are publicly advertised. 

  • Research Analyst in HF - Other
Aug 29, 2020 - 8:45pm

Call me stupid but I legit had no idea that SS was short for sellside. Maybe just coming from a banking background had no idea that was a thing. Had to read all the other posts to surmise it. 

Anyways - I feel like if you're a desk analyst on the credit side, hedge funds love those. Distressed Debt desk analyst seats are great for transitioning. No idea about publishing equity research guys

Aug 29, 2020 - 12:12am

I don't get it either, but then I realize how hard it was for me to recruit from the SS. 

The answer is: still more ex-bankers on the buy-side than there are ex-SS'ers. 

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Aug 30, 2020 - 10:30pm

The quality of modeling in banking is higher than in sell-side research and the fund you get hired at can teach you how to think in their framework. Some of the sell-side models i see are absolute garbage. 

Sep 1, 2020 - 4:57pm

How do L/S equity teams at large multi-manager hedge funds make investment decisions and come up with ideas? How do they do their research? What is the time frame? Do they try finding companies that will beat earnings before the announcement and then sell them after the call? If so, how do they find companies that they think will beat earnings? Responses will be greatly appreciated.

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