Top Hedge Fund or Top Equity Research ? Help!

alphad7's picture
Rank: Chimp | banana points 14

Hey guys,

I'm having a tough time making a decision and would love to get your thoughts...

I have a year of banking experience and a few years of consulting experience.

I have an offer from top equity research firm and a pretty large long/short equity hedge fund (~2.5BN). The problem is that the hedge fund cannot afford to pay me a large salary right now because they are getting over their troubles from last year. The other problem is that my job security in the hedge fund is obviously much lower than the equity research position. The third problem is that the 'training' I would get at the equity research place would probably be more formalized and 'better' than what I would get at the hedge fund, which I guess I could leverage better for the long-run.

Any thoughts on this decision, if I eventually want to work in the hedge fund / mutual fund industry?

Would also like any thoughts about whether it is easier to get into another hedge from a hedge fund (in case the current fund goes under) and also which option would be better for business school.


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Comments (4)

Oct 5, 2009

What's the base salary at the HF ? Do they have a lockup for their funds ? how much were they down last year ? PM me if you want to discuss

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Aug 3, 2010

What did you choose and why?

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Sep 16, 2014