Restructuring vs Credit Research for DD HF

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Which of the two best prepares you for a career in distressed debt investing at a hedge fund? I'm aware both backgrounds usually end up in DD HFs but if you had a choice between the two coming out of college, which would you prefer?

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May 8, 2020 - 5:04pm

Do you mean sell side HY credit research? Restructuring advisory would be better. If you mean as a desk analyst supporting a bank's distressed trading desk, that's a good option as well, and probably more interesting than restructuring since you're also investing your company's balance sheet.

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May 8, 2020 - 5:39pm

Restructuring - you don't get active chapter 11 or out of court negotiating experience being a desk analyst or SS credit research analyst (or very, very little). There's no question about that.

Read any sellside credit research for distressed credits - they can't tell their head from their ass when it comes to distress.

 
May 21, 2020 - 2:04am
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