So I'm an ungrad at a target school (I think?). I'm really interested in value investing,, Ackman, and others like them - would love to one day run a hedge fund, but wouldn't we all?
Everyone tells me that I shouldroute initially, but I'm wondering why? If I want to run a hedge fund some day, should I not hit up every hedge fund, large and small, that I find that has similar investment philosophies as those that interest me?
As a side note, I'm wondering, as a junior, what I'm expected to know about finance/business to be a successful candidate for an internship? I've nearly completed my gen-eds/requirements (or core as we call it) and haven't dug too much into any finance courses yet. I know NOTHING about modeling/valuation, other than what I've read via Graham, Dodd, and a few other traditional books.
Thanks for the help!