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  2. ER to HF

    Hi, I work in sell side research covering energy in Canada. Recently completed the Level III CFA exam (waiting on 2 more years of experience to gain the title) and I am trying to move to the buy side, aiming for HF in the US. I had contacted about 30 recr ...

    89 comments - 1 silver bananas - Sep 5 2015 - 8:35pm -

  3. Where are the HF AMA's?

    I haven't been on this site for too long but I have been here long enough to know that the presence of any people in HF 's is almost non-existent. Right now time are tough for everyone and especially HF's (maybe not the HFT 's) who are ...

    27 comments - 2 silver bananas - Sep 2 2016 - 8:10pm -

  4. Leaving Banking for HF Jobs

    I'm sure this has been covered in previous threads, but I didn't see anything recent so figured I would start something new. I'm currently in a 2 year banking program a BB in a top group and have been recruiting for HF opportunities for the ...

    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 22 2018 - 7:00pm -

  5. How do business schools view applicants from hedge funds?

    I also posted this in the business school forum, but no one replied. It seems like fewer hedge fund analysts consider going to business school. How do admissions officers view hedge fund analysts who have also completed a two year investment banking stint ...

    43 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 26 2013 - 11:49am -

  6. Post-MBA VC to HF????

    I have worked at a venture firm for a year and a half where I have co-led multiple investments. Received MBA from Top 10 program and was previously in MM / BB IB. Really want to head to a hedge fund having realized that venture is far too slow (not quanti ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 15 2013 - 10:52pm -

  7. Best school in Texas for a job in Hedge Funds

    I live in Houston and I'm going into my 2nd year of high school. I'm ultimately looking to prepare myself to live my dream and become an analyst in a medium to big sized hedge fund. I'm ranked 10th in my class out of ~660. I don't thin ...

    20 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jun 23 2014 - 3:50am -

  8. AMA- Target to megafund Straight out of college

    Hey WSO, I'm posting this in a new account because i want to maintain my privacy but give back to the community. Happy to take questions. My story: I went to a target school and wanted to be an engineer at first. All my friends started to drool over ...

    15 comments - 2 silver bananas - May 17 2015 - 8:55am -

  9. London Tier 1 Buyside Recruiters List

    These are the names I've been able to get so far for Tier 1 PE / HF recruitment in London: Arkesden Dartmouth PER Blackwood KEA Hinton Rose Mirage CPI Dynamic Oxbridge Sousou Am I missing any? Are there any Tier 1 recruiters in London specific to HFs ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 13 2016 - 2:05pm -

  10. Prop Firm Trading or Hedge Fund Trading With No Degree?

    So I'd like to look at this hypothetically as a potential plan. I am currently trading during the days and refining my trading strategy/niche. I'm still working nights, but my plan to put $5,000 as risk capital (I'm willing to lose) into an ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 28 2015 - 1:41pm -

  11. Best macro minds of the next generation?

    EDIT: Let's try this a different way. Leaving the legendary greats behind (Soros/Tudor/Bacon/Kovner/Druckenmiller/Howard/Platt), who are some of the top macro managers of the next generation? Hopefully this will generate a better list of less-renowne ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 26 2014 - 1:16am -

  12. HF offer... advice please

    Hi- any advice / opinion on this would be appreciated if possible... I recently received an offer to go to a hedge fund, well known name, $3bn AUM, c.10 employees. I'm a London based sell side ER at a bulge bracket and have been working there 2 years ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 20 2014 - 4:20pm -

  13. How to build HF track record that is worth anything?

    Hi, if I want to run my own shop one day but wanted to establish a track record to show investors, what would the best way to get about that be? Currently a CEO in the biotechnology field but I'm absolutely fascinated by equities. My goal is to build ...

    11 comments - 3 silver bananas - Jun 6 2015 - 12:33am -

  14. HF Analyst as a Second Job?

    I discovered that I have a passion for medical science and I dream of running a lab. Up until now, I always thought I'd be in trading or private equity before pursuing my scientific interests- I'm a finance major and prop trader in college who&# ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 17 2015 - 7:34am -

  15. HF Research Position

    What do you guys think of research positions at top HFs that may eventually lead to investing roles? advice hedge fund ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 10 2014 - 9:00am -

  16. Credit HFs: Possible to switch from munis to corporates?

    I am deciding between a ft IB analyst position at the BB I summered at or at a small but growing HF. The firm is launching their first hedge fund that specializes in muni credit and they expect it to grow to around $1bn in time. I understand a muni credit ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 8 2015 - 5:11pm -

  17. Good Returns?

    Hey guys, I'm currently evaluating a long/short equity manager right now and was wondering how good 12 percent net returns generated p.a. over the last 8 years is. Not sure what the gross/net exposures are or how much is charged for fees... advice he ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 27 2015 - 8:15am -

  18. Wharton Undergrads at HFs

    For those of you who work at fundamental shops, do you find that the analysts who went to Wharton as undergrads in general make better analysts given their in-depth coursework in finance and accounting? I assume what you learn at Wharton at the end of the ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 1 2014 - 10:11am -

  19. HOW DO I DO CHANNEL CHECKS??

    I'm a senior in college who has been managing a small PA for the past couple years. I adhere to a deep value/special situations strategy. While I'm not a big fan of getting on the phone and speaking with people I don't know, I always make i ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 20 2015 - 2:54pm -

  20. Elliott Management's Juniper Presentation

    Agree? Disagree? http://ify.valuewalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/0... (Side note: Having candidates deconstruct these type of presentations during an interview is pretty useful. Anyone can regurgitate a pitch with practice. I want to see if you can ident ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 13 2014 - 5:39pm -

  21. From PB--> HF

    Hello Everyone, I just recently accepted an offer to work as an analyst on the Private Banking/ Asset Management desk at a BB. My long term goal is to work at a hedge fund and I was wondering if anyone had any advice on the matter. I am trying to position ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 8 2015 - 1:47pm -

  22. delete...

    Any insights about the firm would be great! advice hedge fund ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 16 2014 - 9:56pm -

  23. MACC add value to the recruitment process (if you have the time)?

    I work at a BB in a specialized large asset valuation group (vessels, aircraft, power plants, etc.). While the work is interesting since I get to do a lot of researching hard to value assets, I'm not doing a lot of financial analysis on the companies ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 5 2014 - 7:05pm -

  24. High turnover/stress at multi-manager platforms?

    Hi guys, just wondering if anyone has any insight into the culture at multi-manager shops like Balyasny or Citadel. I get the impression that these are highly stressed environments with lots of staff turnover. If you're an analyst at one of these pla ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 21 2015 - 12:21pm -

  25. Why are hedge funds allowed to publicly disclose their investments?

    Is this not a conflict of interest? Also does this mean that as a retail investor, I should just be picking the stocks that Carl Icahn and Warren Buffet buy? Because regardless of whether or not their investment is sound the market will move in their favo ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 31 2014 - 7:43pm -

  26. Where to go from here? Hedge fund internship

    Recently completed a hedge fund internship. Don't know what to do from here.... What are the next steps you would suggest someone in my position to take? advice hedge fund ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 20 2015 - 9:17pm -

  27. Campbell & Company and Chesapeake Partners Management

    Does anyone have any in-depth knowledge of Campbell & Company and Chesapeake Partners Management? Culture? Pay? Hours? What type of candidates they look for? etc. advice hedge fund ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 8 2014 - 9:22pm -

  28. Need advice- equity analyst offer at event driven long/short start-up, have to decide tomorrow

    I currently have an opportunity to join a year old event driven long/short fund. The fund has a little under $200mm AUM and had a very solid year last year. They are backed by one of the big hedge fund of funds and the PM has a good track record. The offe ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 14 2014 - 11:35pm -

  29. Hedge Fund Internship- Non-Target State School, Rising Sophomore with Asset Management Exp.

    Hello fellow monkeys, I am currently a sophomore at a non-target state school and I was looking for some advice on how to break into hedge funds. I am currently an (unpaid) intern at a boutique Asset Management firm with $1.2B AUM. How could I prepare mys ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Jun 29 2016 - 10:50am -

  30. Why Would They Hire Me?

    Why would a firm shell out a couple 100 bucks a week to pay an intern with absolutely no experience in the finance world? Im talking about firms that don't openly advertise internships, Im applying to boutique places for an analyst or sales role in m ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Mar 28 2016 - 12:42pm -

  31. 5 year HF analyst- lull or fine

    Hi WallStreetOasis, I hope those experience can help take stock on my career. I think it's going average but any comments would help. I know WSO is a source of valuable advice. Quick recap: top 10 US school, economics comp sci double major, 3.6 gpa, ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Feb 12 2016 - 4:39am -

  32. Sector Specialist vs. Investment Analyst

    Equity research associate (sell-side) here, looking to move to the buy-side. A recruiter contacted me with regards to a "sector specialist" position at a well known & respected fund. He told me it's not a fundamental research analyst ro ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Jan 25 2016 - 6:06pm -

  33. CFA vs. Lateral?

    I am about 6 months into my analyst stint at a MM IB in an industry group in NYC. I'm starting to think about next steps and want to try to make the jump to a HF. I am mulling over how to best position myself to get interviews and ideally receive an ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Nov 16 2015 - 7:09pm -

  34. Prepping for Fund Assistant Interview

    Hi, Folks- Could you share some tips on how to best prepare for a BO position with a hedge fund? What are some typical interview questions? Also, it seems like the consensus on this website is that it looks bad to work in the BO. Would it help if I'm ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Oct 4 2015 - 6:03pm -

  35. Best type of buyside firm to make most compensation- pe vs hf and debt vs equity

    A lot of the billionaires in finance are l/s equity or large cap pe guys. Does this means that these are the best types of funds to become very rich? If not, what are the best buyside investment strategies to become rich? Equity also has higher returns th ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Sep 14 2015 - 3:16pm -

  36. Future Math PhD Looking to get into Hedge Fund

    Hi, I am a Applied Math PhD student. My research is in CFD and solid mechanics applied to physiological problems (very much deterministic modeling). I have some background in Stochastic modeling and parallel computing. I am thinking about what career path ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Sep 7 2015 - 3:54pm -

  37. Who earns more at quant hedge funds?

    I'm fairly new to this scene and I was wondering: What are the most 'prestigious' positions at quant hedge funds, asset managers and quantitative prop shops? Does this go solely by the pay or by any other metric? advice hedge fund ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Jun 18 2015 - 9:22pm -

  38. Contract position (1-2m) as HF Analyst with top BB. Take?

    Would you leave your current perm FT position at a non IB / HF / PE role if you were offered this new position? Especially if you were looking to break in? I feel like this could be a fantastic opportunity, however I'm pretty risk averse, and 1-2 mon ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - May 4 2015 - 3:50pm -

  39. I need assistance in finding an adequate broker for my hedge fund firm

    Hi guys, I work in a hedge fund in Brazil and currently, when we want to operate in CME's/NYSE's/american exchanges for spot, we are using Interactive Brokers. My boss is concerned about its solidity, since it has lost lots of money recently wit ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Apr 7 2015 - 9:28am -

  40. J. Goldman & Co., L.P. Hedge Fund Interview

    Has anyone ever heard of/had any direct experience with J. Goldman & Co? Cannot find a great deal of information on them online. Thanks in advance, advice hedge fund ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Feb 27 2015 - 6:59pm -

  41. Size

    What is considered a "large" AUM for long/short equity funds these days? Anything above 1bn? 2bn? Looks like lots of funds are getting bigger quickly... advice hedge fund ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Jan 26 2015 - 10:31am -

  42. Capital Base

    What type of capital is best to have? From fund of funds, family offices, HMWs, foundations/endowments? advice hedge fund ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Jan 26 2015 - 9:42am -

  43. Found answer. Disregard.

    . advice hedge fund ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Jan 15 2015 - 12:57am -

  44. Is someone here preparing a quantum computer quant career?

    From simple to complex, the book presents familiar financial concepts like stocks, market index (Dow Jones Industrial Average), algorithmic trading, to name just a few, in a manner that have never been experienced before. The reader is taken to a journey ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Sep 2 2014 - 2:11am -

  45. Question about Equity Strategy Hedge Fund!!!

    I wanted to ask a question about Hedge Funds that use Long Equity Strategies. I wanted to know if they sometime invest in Private Issued Securities (Reg D). I have been conducting research for our own Private Offering and wanted to know if this is a strat ...

    - 0 silver bananas - May 9 2014 - 5:37pm -

  46. Financial Modeler I

    Hey Guys, I recently landed an interview for a financial modeling position but am not sure as to the career path this sort of position leads to. I am interested in Asset Management with the end goal being to be hired by a hedge fund. Any input would be mu ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Mar 19 2014 - 3:32pm -

  47. HF Recruiting Cocktail Events

    Hey guys, what are hedge fund cocktail events like for recruiting? Any tips or things to avoid would be appreciated! advice hedge fund ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Feb 23 2014 - 7:12am -

  48. Hedge Fund Sales/Distribution?

    How are hedge funds sold and how are people involved compensated? I know mutual funds are distributed through retail by internal/external wholesalers and institutional sales is separate...but the retail market for HF 's won't be nearly as big. I ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Feb 17 2014 - 9:40pm -

  49. Hedge fund, million to billion?

    Been reading a bit about the backgrounds behind some notable hedge funds, and my general question is- how does a no-name manager starting a fund with single-digit millions or less goes on to manage a billion+ within a decade? Obviously the direct answer i ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Feb 11 2014 - 10:56pm -

  50. MS Howells & Co

    Anyone have an opinion regarding MS Howells & Co? Are they a pretty good firm to clear trades through for a hedge fund or work for? advice hedge fund ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Jan 20 2014 - 8:23pm -

  51. Elite boutique to S&T?

    Hello everyone, It came fast, not even 6 months into my analyst gig, headhunters have begun inundating my (and other fellow first years) inboxes with their BS. While I haven't dedicated a great deal of thought to it, i've pretty much concluded t ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Dec 23 2013 - 12:23am -