Hedge Fund Manager Selection

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Hey guys,

I was wondering whether someone could shed some light on the selection process of hedge fund managers? As I'm about to apply for an entry-level position at an alternative asset manager in Europe, I'm particularly interested in the qualitative and quantitative aspects of the selection process.

Few words regarding my background: currently studying towards a Phd degree in finance with a research focus on empirical asset pricing (factor investing, construction of multifactor portfolios, etc.). Despite the fact that I don't have any practical experience when it comes to manager selection, I have an idea what to look for in terms of quantitative performance analysis.

Nevertheless, I would love to hear some insights from an industry professional. Thanks!

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Feb 6, 2019

Hey png1, sorry about the delay, but are any of these useful:

  • How I got my job in a Hedge Fund after graduation I wanted so I started applying for other hedge funds. Searching for another HF I resent an email to the ... English, it is not my native language. I am currently a 1st year analyst at a major multi-manager hedge ... as I managed to secure several investment during the internship (it was a small fund and I was ...
  • Hedge Fund Careers: Getting a Hedge Fund Job Out of Undergrad and Beyond you'll ever need to land the most coveted jobs on the buyside. HF Interview Course Here hedge fund ... A career in the hedge fund industry is one of the most desirable careers in finance. Money is ... undoubtedly the greatest attraction to careers with hedge funds, with analysts making $150k and then some. ...
  • From Hedge Fund to Corp Fin to M&A, boss was happy with having fund that small, so I left. I am also on L2 of the CFA. Although the HF ... a GE-type Financial Management Program at an F100 firm with an offer for an analyst role within the ... small HF (click on my prof to see my original post on that), but decided to leave after a year and ...
  • Hedge Fund: The Investment Life Cycle on my experience in the hedge fund industry, particularly in how one goes from the start of an ... spent about 1.5 years there before getting poached by a fairly large hedge fund. I spent two years there ... comments anonymously along with my answers. Hope this helped guys! hedge funds ...
  • AMA- risk analyst at hedge fund with 5 years of experience. Ask me anything years at hedge fund- I was hired as an analyst in the risk group, run by a risk manager in his early 30s ... Worked there for two years, got bored and transitioned to a 10B AUM multi-strategy hedge fund in ... real money asset managers on the west coast as a quantitative analyst, focusing on risk out of school. ...
  • Hedge-Fund Managers With Flashy Sports Cars Make Worse Investors Recently read this interesting article which claims hedge-fund managers with flashy sports cars ... 1,144 hedge fund managers, their returns and the cars that they drove. From their survey, the ... better. Hedge fund managers with sports cars, researchers concluded, took on more investment risk because ...
  • Likelihood of getting into Hedge Fund with no experience in finance or college degree? Hey everyone. Long story short, I met a hedge fund manager (joe) when I was 18 at a restaurant in ... fail. I asked Joe for a job at the fund a week ago, and he's going to introduce me to the COO of ... working in LA. Joe is the CEO and founder of the HF. The HF has $4 BILLION AUM. Employs about 14,000 ...
  • Would you quit your Hedge fund gig if your boss has emotional mood swings? If you were an analyst working at a small fund under one PM at a typical L/S equity hedge fund ... , you were paid pretty good/hours were good and have the potential to get equity in the fund as You ... progress contingent on performance, but your boss was erratic and goes through cycles of mood swings ...
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I hope those threads give you a bit more insight.

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