Hedge Funds seeking Japanese speaking Analysts?Subscribe
I have been contacted by a headhunter for a junior analyst/research role at a hedge fund. The headhunter gave me a generic description "Very successful New York-based hedge fund with over $1bn assets under management. The fund's primary strategy is Long/Short Equity and they are currently in the process of building out their Asia team and therefore looking for a junior level talent to focus on Japan."
The headhunter mentioned a laundry list of the usual qualifications - "passionate about investing, strong quantitative and analytical skills, etc." However, what distinguishes this particular opportunity is that the analyst needs to be able to speak Japanese... which as luck would have it, I am.
I asked the headhunter if they could tell me the name of the fund, but was told they could only tell me if I commit to the interview.
I realize this is a bit of a shot in the dark, but does anyone in the industry know either directly or through one's network of any $1bn Long/Short funds that are currently looking to hire a Japanese speaking analyst?
If this fund was just a $1bn Long/Short Equity, I wouldn't even bother asking, but I feel that the "Japanese speaker" criterion is enough of a differentiator to narrow things down signficantly. If there was anyway someone on here could help me narrow down some of the possible funds that fit this description, I would greatly appreciate it.