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  2. What background do most hedge fund managers have?

    What do you guys think the most common background is among most hedge fund managers? (i.e started as traders, analyst, quants etc.) 2016 summer intern; question; help; advice; hedge fund internship asset manager 1st job; career hedge fund; university opin ...

    60 comments - 3 silver bananas - Nov 8 2017 - 3:25pm -

  3. Exeter or Nottingham for Economics. Desiring IB/Front office role

    So I have 4 choice already made: LSE, UCL, Warwick and St Andrews. I need one more choice and it is between Exeter or Nottingham but I cannot decide between the two. I already have my A-level results so grades are not an issue. I just want to know which o ...

    36 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 21 2015 - 10:21am -

  4. Interview Question: What Do Your Parents Do?

    This question was asked during a hedge fund interview. It took me completely by surprise. Moreover, is this even legit to ask something private like this? Totally weirded me out. Did anyone ever experience this? 1st job; career hedge fund; university to T ...

    23 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 3 2016 - 4:00am -

  5. Daily news routine?

    What's your daily news routine from the time you wake up till bed? Also what newspapers, apps, websites do you find the best? 2016 summer intern; question; help; advice; 1st job; career hedge fund; university Discussion Opinion business news Finance ...

    14 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jun 2 2017 - 12:59pm -

  6. How would you prepare for a hedge fund internship when you have no relevant experience?

    Hello, I've recently secured a hedge fund internship for Summer 2019. The only issue is, I have never done an internship before and am not sure what skills I will need in order to be successful (secure a full time offer). I've seen the Linkedin ...

    7 comments - 2 silver bananas - Aug 27 2018 - 2:23pm -

  7. Hedge fund exit to sell side S&T?

    1st job; career hedge fund; university ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 15 2015 - 10:15am -

  8. Is it possible to drop-out of "non-target" and work for 1-2 years to get into "target schools"?

    Hey I was wondering if it's possible to dropout, make some money working as a tradesman and get accepted at top target universities? Is there any certification that I can get to become a part of a bank while I'm dropping out? 1st job; career hed ...

    7 comments - 2 silver bananas - Aug 14 2017 - 2:14pm -

  9. Investment Banking first or small Hedge Fund?

    I have an option to return to a BB (think GS /MS/ JPM) Investment Banking analyst coverage job full-time next fall after graduation, but also an option to start at a junior analyst level at a small (<500M) hedge fund that currently only has 1 PM and 1 ...

    6 comments - 3 silver bananas - Nov 18 2017 - 1:00am -

  10. DCM to Elite Hedge Funds

    Can anyone shed some light on getting into HFs from a non-M&A background (specifically capital markets)? I am considering pursuing DCM out of ugrad and was wondering if any exit options into HFs existed there. On another note, does anyone know if ther ...

    6 comments - 2 silver bananas - Dec 19 2017 - 8:39pm -

  11. Alternative ways of securing FT offer

    Hi everyone, This is my first post on WSO so please bare with me. I am a fresh graduate of Copenhagen Business School, having just completed my masters in Finance and Investments (M.Sc. Finance and Investments). This means that I am currently in the proce ...

    4 comments - 2 silver bananas - May 29 2018 - 9:42am -

  12. Are Single Vented/Center Vent Suits Appropriate?

    I see a lot of designers and brands (Ralph Lauren, Hart Marx, etc.) making single vent suits. I understand that they are cheaper to produce, but are they becoming okay to wear in a professional setting? Want to get some opinions and see if anyone sees peo ...

    4 comments - 1 silver bananas - Dec 4 2017 - 12:49am -

  13. First Job out of Undergrad (Quant vs Banking for Later in Career)

    Hi Guys, I'm a senior at a non-target school who happened to be lucky enough to get into a well known (as in top 50) quant hedge fund as an investment analyst. However, my ultimate goal would be to work at a more fundamental investment firm later on ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 8 2017 - 11:57am -

  14. Top 10 undergrad on a gap year. Need advice

    Hi, I'm a top 10 uni undergrad (think MIT, stanford, ivies), currently on a gap year. I'll be a senior this fall onward. I'm interested in finance, which is one of the reasons I took a year off. I'm a math major. I am interested in wor ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 5 2016 - 9:49am -

  15. What should one prepare to enter Renaissance Tech or D.E.Shaw?

    Hi everyone. I am a first-year student in a Top 20 Math PhD program in US without any internship experiences in finance industry. Besides maintain a good progress toward the PhD degree, I wonder what else I should do to increase the chance to enter a top- ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 28 2016 - 10:02pm -

  16. Past (Small) FINRA Violations on Personal Account- Compliance Problem?

    I'm in consulting but am hoping to potentially make the move to IB down the line. My concern is about the personal financial disclosures that one has to make. Earlier in my youth, as an idiot, I incurred a couple (2) minor FINRA violations--"fre ...

    3 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 22 2018 - 10:42am -

  17. Nervous about hedge fund internship; how to make the most of it?

    Hi Everyone, Long time reader here, I can't thank each of you enough for all the insight I have gained via WSO. I've managed to land myself an internship with a hedge fund and I really want to make the most of it. Of course I've read other ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 12 2016 - 5:01pm -

  18. Help a brother out...

    Hey Guys, I am a 2015 electrical engineering graduate looking for a job in finance. Currently sleeping on my friend's couch in NYC looking for opportunities and networking. Details: Born and raised in Georgia attended prep school and then decided to ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 4 2015 - 12:06pm -

  19. Cold Emailing Investment Pitches to PM’s

    Hi everyone, am aware that this sounds like a long shot, but am looking for a bit of advice on how to go about cold-emailing an investment pitch to PM's with hopes of converting that initial contact into a role at their fund. My Story: Interned at an ...

    2 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jul 11 2018 - 3:06pm -

  20. What is the daily life like for a family office?

    I currently work at a long-only HF within a large institutional AM firm and have been since graduating university. However I noticed most of the work I am doing revolves around client/compliance work and understanding investment decisions rather than maki ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 17 2017 - 12:01am -

  21. Small liberal arts college senior deciphering Venture Capital vs Hedge Funds

    So I'm a senior in the last year of my liberal arts career with a 2.9 GPA majoring in Sustainable business with little to no experience in finance and wasn't able to land an internship of interest such as Blackstone group and several other firms ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 25 2016 - 12:31am -

  22. Hedge Funds vs Quant Funds

    Are hedge funds being replaced by quant funds? I'm looking to go into finance after college but I'm worried that the age of hedge funds will be over. 1st job; career hedge fund; university ...

    1 comment - 2 silver bananas - Apr 2 2018 - 7:17pm -

  23. Making yourself a good candidate for hedge funds

    Hi everyone, I wouldn't be surprised if posts like this one make you sick, but I most certainly wouldn't be posting if I thought I had found a definitive answer through my rigorous searching. In fact, the messages seem to be very mixed, so I tho ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Feb 11 2017 - 12:17pm -

  24. Am I making the right decision for my long-term career?

    Background: Graduated undergrad from a university strong in business and computer science. Official major is economics, but do have strong math/stats background and developed an interest for coding I interned at a notable tech company the summer as a back ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Nov 16 2016 - 2:57am -

  25. IDC Herzliya

    I'm still in high school and I am thinking about attending the school IDC Herzilya. Anyone know anything about the school if it's good or not? Since it's foreign (in Israel) will I be able to come back to America and work on WallStreet? 1st ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Jun 11 2016 - 7:03pm -

  26. Bocconi University vs Dauphine

    I was admited to Dauphine in their Economics undegraduate course and in Bocconi's International Economics and Finance. I am looking forward to work in Investment Banking in London, or possibly work in a Global Macro hedge fund. Which one of the two u ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Jan 4 2016 - 1:57pm -

  27. Searching for internships

    Hello Everyone, I am a current junior at a target school in the Northeast and I am applying for summer internships. I am interested in hedge funds and what they have to offer, but applying to one and finding them is not as easy as the big banks. I was won ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Nov 11 2015 - 3:56pm -