Is the competition for hedge fund seats not that intense in London?
On Linkedin I have been looking at analysts working at top hedge funds in London. Their backgrounds do not look that impressive. A few were hired out of undergraduate and a few worked for a year or two in random finance jobs (not) before making the jump. Those that worked in ER did not work for top banks or sell side research companies.
I have read on this forum that it is very difficult to break into a tiger cub or a top hedge fund but is this difficulty only applicable to recruitment in the US?