Q&A: Finally made PM @ LS fund
After 7 years of grinding in private and public markets, I finally made a portfolio manager at a small hedge fund.
It's far more difficult than I had ever assumed, and anyone who thinks they could just take over a book and sleep fine at night is in for a wakeup call.
That said, feels great to know Ill never have to be a damn analyst again. Leading the team is a balancing act between motivating people to their best, inspiring the right kind of (thorough) curiosity, and letting peoples' talents shine.
I'm learning to "cowboy" less and coordinate more. This is after 5 years leading a globally distributed team.
Idk, Ask away!