I'm a second year banking analyst at a MM shop looking to make the move to a hedge fund this summer. I've found that its rather challenging to come up with a landscape of strong funds outside of the top tier (Bridgewater, Citadel, DE Shaw, Millenium etc.).
Let's make a list of respectable hedge funds for people looking to begin exploring the space to reference.
Which funds have you or friends worked at that are performing well? Which ones have the best work life balance/culture? Which ones offer the best career progression or exit opps?
Really think this will be useful for a lot of people here.