How accurate is the sumzero compensation report?

I made $350K all-in 2-3 years out of college working at a hedge fund. How should I interpret this compensation figure? Is it "high" or "low"?

As background, we are in the ~$1-10bn size range with ~5-15 investment professionals. Our performance target is to return in line with the index but with half the volatility (~100-150% gross, ~25% net), given that we typically actually make money on our shorts.

A lot of people are skeptical of the sumzero report, but I feel like it is a decent dataset in an area where limited data is available. Is it fair to say that this compensation would be ~80-90th percentile given my experience and the fund information that I mentioned?

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Jan 27, 2018

BobbybananamA, have you checked out these or run a search:

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No promises, but maybe one of our professional members will share their wisdom: @HF @rasheeqhaq @MobiDubai

Fingers crossed that one of those helps you.

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Jan 30, 2018

I'm around 2 years in on buyside and that's slightly over what I made (distressed debt). I think it's a decent range. Past a certain point it's hard to comp because the industry has so much variability from shop to shop since culture and pay are PM/founder dependent.

Jan 31, 2018
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