I am a canadian buy-side analyst working at a $50mm+ hedge fund. It is my 3rd year on the job and my experience are predominantly in the event driven space (risk arbs, special situations) but I do have some experience covering long/shorts via my current job and via previous 2 years on the sell side.
Currently trying to move the states as I think that US is still the best place to grow if you are looking to establish yourself in money management... I would like some help and thoughts on how do I make that transition... Recruiters? online applications? cold calling...? who here has made it and how have you done it?
In 2015, I actually excelled a list of recruiters, and cold called 100+ in a span of 2 months... not even an interview, and most never picked up/replied. But then again, I had only 2 years of sell side experience at the time. now with +2.5 years of buy-side experience + CFA. I am hoping to try again, but maybe recruiters still isn't the best way given my previous results?
Also, anyone had experience applying jobs via SumZero? As a contributing member, I can access the jobs on there, but spending consistent effort there wouldn't be an efficient use of my time if employers are unwilling to extend consideration to non-us applicants. This is something that I am just not sure about... so anyone who can comment on this would be greatly appreciated as well.
any thoughts would help!