Hedge Fund Industry in Chicago - growing or shrinking?Subscribe
I'm a late 20s analyst in systematic strategies (risk premia, alternative beta) at a fund in NYC. I'm considering moving to Chicago due to the increased affordability and viability of raising a family in the city proper. However, I'm concerned about the breadth of opportunities in Chicago and whether the city's hedge fund industry is growing or shrinking.
Outside of Magnetar, Balyasny, and Citadel (whose NYC headcount keeps growing more than Chicago's), I don't know of any other non-prop shop firms in the city with quant funds. I understand that nowhere will have the number of opportunities as NYC but I don't want to potentially be stuck in a job because of a dearth of options.
For those with relevant insight, what do you think of the current and future breadth of Chicago's hedge fund industry - particularly the quant side?
Which quant funds in Chicago may I have missed and what are their strategies?
Thanks in advance.