What the fuck should I do?

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Hi guys.

I'm currently 16 and a year away from leaving school. I want to pursue a career in Hedge Funds since I really enjoy learning about financial markets and investing. I live in Australia which amounts to nearly fuck all in the Hedge Fund and AM industry. However I have interned twice at a Hedge Fund and I have some contacts in the industry. I'm starting to stress, what would you guys do?

Either

a) go to a top 12 uni in the world in finance and accounting in Australia and try and land a ER/AM role out of uni, then maybe try and transfer overseas to a ER/AM role

or

b) study in the uk at a non big 6 university (probably not a target school) and hopefully get a ER/AM role out of uni.

I'd like to hear what you would do.

Comments (24)

 
Jul 27, 2016 - 9:06am

Admittedly not the expert on either Aus or the UK, but if you have hedge fund internships and connections locally, and can go to a better school locally, why are you worried about going somewhere that has no idea about the legitimacy of your internships, where you have no connections, and to what seems to be a worse school?

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Jul 29, 2016 - 10:58am

fucking 16 years old and thinking about HF fuck me dead m8

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Aug 21, 2016 - 7:04pm

So that's like...one year? That shit will be there in a year or two...Go get yourself into a couple girls and a case of beer, don't get arrested or kill anyone, and have fun not having basically any responsibility.

 
Oct 12, 2016 - 1:47pm

Chill the fuck out and ensure that you can have a normal conversation with someone. If this isn't a troll, you are incredibly experienced already and can only go up form here. If I were you, I would focus on getting into a good school, and having some fun in the process.

 
Oct 12, 2016 - 3:39pm

Hedge funds are many and varied, so there are many paths to many different types of hedge funds. A large number of those start local, based on the number of Australian ex-pat HF people I've met in my time.

What particular HF strategies and sectors are you interested in?

Those who can, do. Those who can't, post threads about how to do it on WSO.
 
Oct 12, 2016 - 4:05pm

two internships at age 16? good for you ... the only thing I did when I was 16 was smoke pot and masturbate ... usually in that order

 
Oct 13, 2016 - 8:36am

I suspect "internship" = a few days work experience under a school work experience program. That's fairly standard in the Australian education system. It's a little aggressive to describe it as an internship.

Those who can, do. Those who can't, post threads about how to do it on WSO.
 
Oct 13, 2016 - 9:23am

By the time you're applying for a full time role, you wouldn't be putting your 10th grade work experience role on your resume unless you were incredibly naive or incredibly desperate.

Those who can, do. Those who can't, post threads about how to do it on WSO.
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