DE Shaw Fundamental Research - Which Team to Join?
As the title might suggest, I'm curious about the reputation and culture of eachResearch team. The teams are split into Long/Short, Credit, Special Situations (Merger Arb), and Asset Backed Securities ( ). I've recently been made an offer to join them for with hopes of converting this into a full time role.
I was wondering if anyone has any insights on the performance/culture in each of these divisions. Currently I'm considering all aside from ABS. I've heard their distressed group is great, but not really sure about the others. I was also wondering what exit opps each group would afford. While I understand DE Shaw is an amazing place to work, I'm also cognizant of the fact that joining a group like L/S equity would pigeonhole me in that space, whereas joining the credit team or special situations team might give me slightly more optionality in the future if I decide to move elsewhere.
Any insights or advice would be very much appreciated!