Low pay at a startup Hedge Fund. Any advice?Subscribe
Thanks for all the advice. Duly noted and I am now summarizing this thread.
In summary, I am significantly (>50%) underpaid at a small 100 Million USD startup hedge fund given my experience and education. I have been working there as an equity analyst for 5 years.
I was thinking what to do, how to best position myself to change jobs, and whether to get an MBA to reset my career.
The consensus seems to be that I should just keep trying to move to another fund, and I should build a paper portfolio to prove my claims on performance regarding my stock pitches.
Paper trade that portfolio...track every trade..entry and exit price. I suggest using TraderVue.com and collective2.com (the free version of tradervue is probably fine...probably need to use the "basic" version of collective2) This will keep you honest (only trade on actual live prices....no looking back), and will also lend credibility to your claims...and allow potential investors / employers to see your actual track record and performance.
Hope the summary will help future readers. Any further advice would be appreciated!