Masters for Hedge Fund ???

I am a budding high school investor and going to a top college in my country but unknown in the US.

  1. Which major should I take to open most doors for HF/AM (cs,math,eco)? How is BSc math, eco, stats or BSc eco with CS?
    Even though my college sends atleast 20-30 students to GS,JPM,MS,BLACKROCK etc each year its not the same as in US.They are either BCOM or Bsc Eco,maths .

  2. Since there are literally no hedge funds here, I would have to get a MFIN/MFE from a top school (MIT/OXBRIDGE/LSE/COLUMBIA/BOOTH/PRINCETON). Is it possible to end up at a billion dollar hedge fund(Citadel/AQR/BA) out of MFIN and how? Do they sponsor visa?
    3- Should I work for 1 year before applying or directly after final year.
    I will be completing my CFA.
    INDIA

Comments (15)

 
Mar 1, 2020 - 7:15pm

What a load of crappy advice. You dont need a masters, though its certainly a valid path. It's much quicker to target a job in IB straight out of undergrad. After a year or two of that, you will already be a desireable candidate for many HFs.

 
Mar 2, 2020 - 6:22am

IITs tend to send kids regularly to quant HFs, from what I know. I don't know of the rest.

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Mar 2, 2020 - 6:22am

As mentioned before: be a 99th percentile student, study STEM (math/stats + CS), study economics in spare time, try land a good MSc abroad as you mentioned. And lastly, you need to work on becoming very polished. This means getting non-academic hobbies, get educated on non-technical subjects, play sports, socialize, etc.

Basically, as a foreign asian studying at a non-target you need to be perfect. You need to do everything in your power to prove that you're the outlier to their prior distribution.

 
Mar 2, 2020 - 6:22am

Great advice thanks .To work in the hedge fund industry should I try to get AM or IB internships during my undergrad .
My college sends atleast 20-30 kids to GS,JPM,Blacksrock,MS each year . Most of them are either BCOM or BSC Eco ,maths.

 
Mar 2, 2020 - 6:22am

Great advice thanks .o work in the hedge fund industry should I try to get AM or IB internships during my undergrad .
My college sends atleast 20-30 kids to GS,JPM,Blacksrock,MS each year . Most of them are either BCOM or BSC Eco ,maths.
Does in matter if I study financial maths,financial engineering ,or a masters in finance.WIll I be open to all HF and IB.

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