Hedge Funds - the Australian POV (uni student)Subscribe
Hi WSO and thanks for taking the time for reading my first post.
There aren't too many posts on here about Australians looking for HF careers and it's no surprise. In my city the scene for HFs is close to nonexistent and there is virtually no word of them at all at universities around here or in my financial services job.
The thought of active management makes the lecturers' skin crawl and many students are subsequently dissuaded from potential careers in active management.
From what I can gather, the most common career path into HFs globally appears to be via IB. Though as mentioned above, this isn't really talked about in Australia - at least the major city where I'm from.
Q1: Are there any other practical career path options or well-known, trodden paths for an Australian soon coming out of uni - without any internships - aiming towards HFs?
Q2: For the WSO veterans, those currently working at a HF overseas, or those who know a guy who knows a guy...at a HF: How would you plan a HF career progression from the Australian POV?
Q3: Should I also be look at applying overseas before I graduate? I've looked a little bit into this idea but don't know where to start overseas since the scope is enormous and I would be competing with the best uni students other countries - with populations much larger than Australia - have to offer.
Thank you for taking the time to read my post and your shared insights are appreciated.