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  2. 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 comments8 Nov 2017 -

  3. Are there any distinct disadvantages of taking a hedge fund graduate programme offer versus a traditional IB offer? Both offers would be for the London office. Becoming a skilled investor is the goal in the long term but I am curious if anyone thinks I wo ...

    10 comments13 Nov 2019 -

  4. 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 comments21 Dec 2015 -

  5. 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 comments3 May 2016 -

  6. Daily news routine?

    Investment Banking

    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 comments2 Jun 2017 -

  7. 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 ...

    9 comments27 Aug 2018 -

  8. 1st job; career hedge fund; university ...

    10 comments15 Oct 2015 -

  9. 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 comments14 Aug 2017 -

  10. 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 comments18 Nov 2017 -

  11. 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 comments19 Dec 2017 -

  12. 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 comments29 May 2018 -

  13. 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 comments4 Dec 2017 -

  14. 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 comments8 Aug 2017 -

  15. 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 comments5 Jul 2016 -

  16. 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 comments28 Apr 2016 -

  17. 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 comments22 Feb 2018 -

  18. 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 comments12 Dec 2016 -

  19. Help a brother out...

    New User Introductions

    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 comments4 Nov 2015 -

  20. 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 comments11 Jul 2018 -

  21. 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 comments17 Jan 2017 -

  22. 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 comments25 Feb 2016 -

  23. Equity Research

    Hedge Fund

    I have been working at a hedge fund in Memphis since my sophomore year, mostly working on investment research. I am now a senior in college, looking to keep my options open for job opportunities after graduation. I have significant hands on experience res ...

    1 comment3 Sep 2019 -

  24. What do you guys think the best way to get into an NYC hedge fund? Should I try and get into investment banking in London and then get recruited for a New York role or do you think it's better to a join a smaller hedge fund out of undergrad and then ...

    1 comment6 Mar 2019 -

  25. 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 comment2 Apr 2018 -

  26. 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 ...

    11 Feb 2017 -

  27. 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 ...

    16 Nov 2016 -

  28. IDC Herzliya

    Hedge Fund

    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 comment11 Jun 2016 -

  29. Bocconi University vs Dauphine

    Business School and GMAT

    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 ...

    4 Jan 2016 -

  30. 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 comment11 Nov 2015 -