Hedge Fund Interview Course

  • 814 questions across 165 hedge funds. Crowdsourced from over 500,000 members.
  • 11 Detailed Sample Pitches and 10+ hours of video.
  • Trusted by over 1,000 aspiring hedge fund professionals just like you.

Comments (11)

  • Prospect in HF - Other
Jul 25, 2021 - 12:14pm

Bump. Can I ask how does WorldQuant compare also?

  • Research Analyst in HF - EquityHedge
Jul 26, 2021 - 10:10am

You are obviously a top talent that you got all those offers simulatously. Congratulations. I think given the situation, they are probably all fighting over you. I'd say go with the one that gives you most amount of freedom to pick the direction of your career. PDT is pretty good, others are all good too.

Jul 26, 2021 - 10:24am

Given the roles are roughly equivalent in terms of independence and scope, with the only difference being comp where Citadel beats all others. Which would you say is the "best firm" in terms of performance and future potential?

Learn More

300+ video lessons across 6 modeling courses taught by elite practitioners at the top investment banks and private equity funds -- Excel Modeling -- Financial Statement Modeling -- M&A Modeling -- LBO Modeling -- DCF and Valuation Modeling -- ALL INCLUDED + 2 Huge Bonuses.

Learn more
  • Investment Manager in HF - Other
Jul 26, 2021 - 10:39am

You should pick the firm that works for you. All will open doors, all are "top" places, etc. You are more likely to succeed if you like the culture, the people, their philosophy around management, etc. Too often I see people chase prestige and end up with poor managers or just in a firm where they don't fit in well with the culture. The more you can find the place that will make you excited to be there (and the colleagues who will push you to be better) the better chance you'll have at success. Now it is hard to tell where that'll be based on interviews but it's also hard to get an answer online since everyone has different preferences on work style. 

Please don't be one of those people that thinks they can grind it out wherever and that the people/culture don't matter (especially when all the firms are top places). I see that too often, and these people tend to burn out. I would go back through the conversations you had (were you able to talk to any junior people? Shadow some of the job?) and think about where you see yourself. If possible I would ask to shadow someone for an hour or so, or just try to chat with a junior person. Less likely for a role right out of school but I've seen it done before. 

Most Helpful
  • Investment Manager in HF - Other
Jul 26, 2021 - 11:03am

Rerum omnis quis nihil ipsam id vel ad. Illo at et odio voluptates. Nostrum excepturi quaerat est ut qui ut.

Start Discussion

Popular Content See all

Investment Banking is Paradise
+276IBby Partner in PE - LBOs
Public banging
+182OFFby Intern in PE - LBOs
Oncycle is a fucking joke
+146PEby Analyst 2 in IB - Cov
MD’s Daughter/Son has student loans?
+114REby Analyst 1 in RE - Comm
How often do you get "matches" on apps?
+106OFFby Associate 1 in AM - Other
Who manages your money?
+90INVby TechnoPanther
Dating smart girls
+90OFFby Analyst 2 in Consulting
I want to quit already…
+89IBby Analyst 1 in IB - Cov

Total Avg Compensation

September 2021 Hedge Fund

  • Vice President (19) $498
  • Director/MD (10) $359
  • NA (5) $306
  • Portfolio Manager (7) $297
  • Manager (4) $282
  • 3rd+ Year Associate (19) $272
  • 2nd Year Associate (28) $241
  • Engineer/Quant (51) $237
  • 1st Year Associate (64) $187
  • Analysts (188) $168
  • Intern/Summer Associate (15) $125
  • Junior Trader (5) $102
  • Intern/Summer Analyst (211) $82