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  1. How intelligent does one truly have to be in the world of finance?

    Hi everyone. I feel as if many of the people that work in hedge funds, investment banks, private equity/ venture capital firms, etc and have risen to the highest levels in their field are all extremely smart. From what I've seen, the majority of thes ...

    28 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 14 2017 - 11:00pm -

  2. Private Equity vs Hedge Funds: 4 Key Differences

    Full disclosure, I'm biased to the HF path, but have friends at top PE shops. First things first, PE and HF are two fundamentally different career paths. Yes, they're both buyside gigs and both pay extremely well. However, it's the differen ...

    363 comments - 8 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:20pm -

  3. Why You're So Easy to Replace

    Mod Note (Andy): Best of Eddie, this was originally posted in 2010. To see all of our top content from the past, click here. "The meek shall inherit the earth, but not its mineral rights."- John Paul Getty After a particularly brutal day at the ...

    58 comments - 28 silver bananas - Dec 9 2015 - 12:31pm -

  4. Forbes 30 Under 30- Finance

    Forbes just released the list a few days back (Jan 9th). What do you all think of the group this year? http://www.forbes.com/30under30/#/finance skylinegtr94's blog hedge funds private equity 30 under 30 ...

    111 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jan 17 2015 - 11:00am -

  5. Random Thoughts on the HF Industry

    It's been a while since I posted (sorry @AndyLouis) so I decided to come back with something a little different from my previous posts. I'll continue the E&F posts at some point, but given recent market conditions I thought this was more app ...

    43 comments - 19 silver bananas - Mar 13 2016 - 11:00am -

  6. Hedge funds vs. Mutual funds

    Many people here on WSO are obsessed with hedge funds and look upon the mutual fund industry with disdain. However, I have seen a lot of misinformation out there on what mutual funds even do, so I wanted to layout the basics of both hedge funds and mutual ...

    71 comments - 8 silver bananas - Oct 10 2016 - 4:46pm -

  7. The 7 most epic shorts in finance history

    Going long a security has always had a wholesome ring to it; it says you believe in a company, you see a bright future for it, you stand by its management, and you back it up by investing in it. Going short however has the stigma of nastiness; its Machiav ...

    44 comments - 2 silver bananas - May 5 2017 - 12:00pm -

  8. Hedge Fund: The Investment Life Cycle

    Mod note (Andy): Throwback Thursday, this post originally went up on 4/23/12. Hey guys, so after some encouragement from a few of you guys I'm gonna go ahead and start a bit of a series of posts on my experience in the hedge fund industry, particular ...

    63 comments - 49 silver bananas - Apr 2 2015 - 11:59am -

  9. Is It Worth It?- Spending my youth

    Monkeys, As year 1 closes in, I've begun struggling with what I suppose is some sort of quarter life crisis. For many of us in banking, life to this point has been a constant series of "successes"--do well in high school, go to a top colleg ...

    129 comments - 4 silver bananas - Apr 22 2016 - 6:26am -

  10. What I've learned about Hedge Fund Structure and Compensation

    Over the last few months I've realized just how diverse hedge funds are, and how little people (both in/out of the industry) understand about the different structures. This is my attempt to distill some of the bigger differences in 'team structu ...

    42 comments - 7 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:21pm -

  11. PE lifestyle? Hours, weekends, base, bonus, etc.?

    Can anyone already working as an associate in PE give an overview of the private equity lifestyle? Did a search on the forums and could not find anything recent. Looking for details such as: Do you work at MM, FoF, Megafund? What are your typical hours in ...

    90 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 29 2017 - 3:50pm -

  12. What is Better, CFA, MBA, or CAIA? NPV Analysis...

    So, the age old question...what is more useful for a long term career in finance, the CFA, the MBA, or the CAIA? Wait, a minute, what even is the CAIA? This article will go through the pros and cons of pursuing each of these three certifications. The upfr ...

    260 comments - 1 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:17pm -

  13. My heart on my sleeve

    Hi everyone, I'm a long-time lurker on WSO, now seeking counsel from those more experienced. I'm coming here because I honestly have no one else to talk to... I do not want to waste too much of your time so I'll try to keep this short and c ...

    43 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 13 2015 - 4:11am -

  14. Best groups to get into PE or Hedge Funds

    What are the best IB groups to launch a career at a Private Equity firm or at a Hedge Fund? I have heard that M&A and Lev Fin tend to be traditional feeders into those types of firms. This is all assuming we are talking about a bulge bracket bank. pri ...

    104 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 29 2017 - 3:49pm -

  15. HF Analyst: The Things I Know For Sure

    Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top WSO forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 5/28/14 and ranks #24 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content here. My background is posted in my AMA (&q ...

    45 comments - 25 silver bananas - Jul 11 2015 - 4:04am -

  16. AMA Discretionary Hedge Fund Trader

    I did one of these before a couple years back when i was on the sellside, and figured why not do another one since these threads seem to get a lot of traction and provide a lot of useful info for kids. My background:-Discretionary trader at a large hedge ...

    39 comments - 6 silver bananas - Jun 1 2015 - 8:19am -

  17. Do hedge funds actually beat the market?

    So hedge funds is supposedly a vague term, right, referring to entities that invest via like trading systems and things like that. How does the industry do on average? Does anyone have this information? Cause my first thought is they probably just meet ba ...

    52 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 13 2014 - 5:00pm -

  18. Stanford GSB v Wharton?

    TLDR- Stanford GSB vs Wharton to transition from 3yrs sellside ER in NYC at a lower tier bank to HFs post-grad? As far as background goes, I went to an undergrad barely in the Top 100 here in the US, graduated top of my class, and have regrettably been do ...

    14 comments - 2 silver bananas - Mar 31 2017 - 7:45am -

  19. Why We Should Legalize Insider Trading

    James McDermott. Jeffrey Skilling. Martha Stewart. Raj Rajaratnam. Samuel Waksal. They've all been indicted for the financial taboo of trading on private information profitably. Recently, Steven Cohen's $14B HF SAC Capital Advisors is the latest ...

    66 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 2 2012 - 6:38pm -

  20. Hedgies Wild About Citi

    mod (Andy) note: "Blast from the past- Best of Eddie" If there's an old post from Eddie you'd like to see up again shoot me a message. What is it about Citi that makes it attractive? I'm all about value investing, and three bucks ...

    38 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 5 2014 - 8:00am -

  21. Bridger Capital- Secret Society: What do you know?

    So Martin Shkreli showed up on the radio show "The Breakfast Club" with Charlemagne Tha God. Interviewed pharma-bro and they brought up the secret society "Bridger Capital", the Illuminati of Hedge Funds. Shkreli was shocked that Charl ...

    19 comments - 3 silver bananas - Feb 19 2016 - 7:30pm -

  22. Waging a moral war on Herbalife

    Considering most of my clients are out in their beach and country homes vacationing leading to a very slow day at work, I figure I write about one of my favorite market developments of the year, The Hedge Funds vs. Herbalife war. EDIT: Guys I think its im ...

    37 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 21 2012 - 5:16pm -

  23. 3rd Year HF Analyst Q&A

    Prior reading: Hedge Fund: The Investment Life Cycle. Quick background: Penn undergrad- 2 years at AM firm- 2 years at large HF- currently in 1st year at 2-3b long/short HF with heavy emphasis on value. I still had some questions floating around my inbox ...

    70 comments - 11 silver bananas - May 7 2012 - 7:50pm -

  24. Trading Assistant?

    Hello I have been wanting to be a proprietary trader for 4 years now. I believe i was born with certain characteristics and trading skills necessary to be successful. I have beentrading my own account for a couple years now with good results, and papertra ...

    33 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 6 2017 - 12:46pm -

  25. From a target: My major matters? Philosophy or Economics?

    So I am going to be a sophomore at a target, "HYP-level" school. Ultimately, I want to go into hedge funds, preferably macro. I find their work--and macroeconomics--to be very exciting, and can see myself actually enjoying it. However, I also lo ...

    33 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 21 2017 - 11:12am -

  26. Hedge fund to less stressful role- long only? others?

    I've been in the L/S fundamental equity hedge fund world for the last 7 years. I'm a senior analyst with a small team under me at a large, well-known hedge fund. I am often recruited by other funds and/or headhunters to either run a book at a pl ...

    15 comments - 1 silver bananas - May 9 2016 - 2:25am -

  27. Where Do Interns Hang Out In NYC

          I'm currently interning at a fund on Madison Avenue. I was wondering where interns hang out after work. Are there any bars or restaurants that interns really "swarm". I'm hoping to find a few cool new people this s ...

    50 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 28 2012 - 12:45am -

  28. Investor Confidence and the Kitchen Sink

    EXTRA, EXTRA!!!! Investor confidence gone! Investment Banks and Hedge Fungs lunch on the little guy! SEC has'em all for dessert! You pay, if you play! Read all about it!!!. Ok...well, maybe I'm in too much of a post Gatsby mind set today, but CN ...

    48 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 14 2010 - 11:46am -

  29. John Paulson: a one-hit wonder or a hedge fund god?

    The story of John Paulson is absolutely fascinating, the stuff dreams are made of. In less than 5 years, the guy goes from being a mediocre merger arb guy to a personal net worth of $16 BILLION. To put that in perspective, Paulson accumulated more wealth ...

    62 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 24 2011 - 12:17pm -

  30. Hedge fund firing rates

    Hey fellow Monkeys- wanted to see what knowledge anyone can share about the firing rates at various types/sizes of hedge funds. I know this will depend a lot on performance in a given year, so it would be interesting to get a sense of what the rate looks ...

    23 comments - 1 silver bananas - Nov 15 2014 - 3:22am -

  31. Hedge Fund Stripper

    You guys know I love irony and today's post sure does bring a good bit of hardness to the table. In the spirit of the 99% I want to tell you about a fabulous young lady named Niki Marx, who has found a truly unique way to turn her capitalist oppresso ...

    35 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 7 2011 - 11:52am -

  32. Breaking in to the Buy-Side

    Coming out of a semi-target, how exactly does one break into the buy-side (i.e. from undergrad)? Do funds or AM divisions have junior analyst or rotational programs? If so, what is typical comp? Of course CFA level 1 would help, but what about staying a y ...

    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 1 2017 - 1:34pm -

  33. Mutual Funds (GAMCO/PIMCO/BlackRock) vs. Hedge Funds

    How does the prestige of Mario Gabelli's Asset Management Company (GAMCO), PIMCO, and BlackRock stack up against hedge funds? In general hedge funds>>>>mutual funds but I feel as though Mario Gabelli, Bill Gross, and Larry Fink all carry ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 26 2017 - 10:05pm -

  34. Tepper Tops Highest-Paid Hedgie List

    Some of these numbers are just staggering. I remember when the whole world came unglued after Michael Milken paid himself $550 million in 1987. That wouldn't even cover David Tepper's tax bill on his 2012 earnings. That's right, kids: hedge ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 15 2013 - 7:27am -

  35. WSO's Most Wanted CEOs

    Inspired by a recent employer attractiveness survey, Jorge, an obscure yet devastatingly handsome writer for the world's premiere finance community, Wall Street Oasis, has decided to run a survey on who are the most attractive CEO's in Wall Stre ...

    36 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 10 2010 - 7:33pm -

  36. What percent of HF jobs are 60+ hours a week?

    My question is, are most HF jobs gonna be 60+ hours? I researched PE extensively, and even the MM PE people say they average 60. Is HF the same? hedge funds ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 19 2015 - 6:57pm -

  37. How far down can Bill Ackman go?

    George Soros has taken a long position in Herbalife and the stock is rising rapidly. Apparently, it is one of his top three positions. $300 million loss was the last report. Here comes $400 million! Down goes Ackman! Down goes Ackman! hedge funds Soros ac ...

    35 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 3 2013 - 7:28pm -

  38. Your future empire: what’s it like?

    WSO just hit 40,000 members and the last time I checked (minus the trolls and a few odd d-bags) you will probably find some of the most intelligent, entrepreneurial, and ambitious people the world has to offer, all in a single community. The countless thr ...

    34 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 18 2010 - 5:45pm -

  39. Former Obama Pitbull Now Shilling for Hedge Funds

    In many ways, I'm a huge hypocrite. It's a terrible character flaw of mine, but one I've learned to live with. And I make every effort to call myself on it when I'm at my worst. I also like to think that I'd do anything for money- ...

    28 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 14 2012 - 8:07am -

  40. Top U.S. lawmaker sees hedge fund, dividend tax up (Reuters)

    The long and short of it is, the Democrat who's been trying to tax HF income at 35% for the past decade may finally get his wish....why? There's no separation of powers in the House....What don't the Democrats get....? When Taxes go up fees ...

    53 comments - 2 silver bananas - Apr 26 2010 - 9:48pm -

  41. Top Hedge Funds Performers in 2012

    I looked over this Insider Monkey blog long/short equity hedge fund list and what struck me is how many have shot up to the top in the last year; also, the average holdings is on the small side: 20 stocks or less. As noted, Ms. Krishnamsetty's analys ...

    24 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 29 2012 - 10:49pm -

  42. Pick any two metrics

    I had an interview the other day and was asked "if you had a list of companies to choose from, without knowing anything about them, and only having financial statements available (and ratios), what are the two metrics you would use to pick a company ...

    36 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 14 2013 - 9:27am -

  43. If you could work at any hedge fund

    which one would it be and why? hedge funds ...

    66 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 10 2010 - 1:57pm -

  44. Prop trading firm vs a hedge fund

    Hi everyone! Currently I have offers from a relatively good proprietary trading firm (say, DRW, SIG, Optiver) and a medium-sized hedge fund. I really like both of them and it's very hard to decide which is better. Which of them is better for long-ter ...

    23 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 10 2016 - 4:42pm -

  45. What Type of Hedge Fund Would You Start?

    This could be a real doozy of an interview question, especially for those of you who want to interview for private equity. It's a good way to gauge how you interpret current market forces, as different hedge fund strategies are more or less successfu ...

    23 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 25 2012 - 6:09pm -

  46. Wall Street Looks to November Elections

    November elections couldn't come sooner for Wall Street. Make no mistake about it, this will be the most important election in decades, if not in history, for the battered and tattered financial sector. With autumn upon us, we get back to business as ...

    28 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 29 2010 - 12:41pm -

  47. MF PE to Hedge Funds

    In the 10xleverage MS / KKR thread, it was said that a lot of pre-MBA associates at places like KKR / BX are trying to move into hedge funds after their two years. Why is this? Is PE not the holy grail in the minds of the top performers? Also, which hedge ...

    32 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 22 2012 - 12:20pm -

  48. Insane bonuses

    I know banking bonuses have been pretty bad this year, but i've heard some numbers for hedge fund guys and was pretty stunned. One guy at a very well-known deep value hedge fund got around $1.5 million and another at a huge macro fund got around $5 m ...

    29 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 26 2012 - 11:05am -

  49. Ackman's Herbalife short

    So we all know about Bill Ackman's war against Herbalife, he's been short the stock for like four years now. Recently he has been releasing youtube videos of people claiming to be defrauded by the company and yesterday on CNBC he renewed his cru ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 15 2016 - 9:44am -

  50. 14 Year Old Hedge Fund Manager

    I came across this kid who thinks he is a great trader on YouTube, and he was able to impress the judges on this TV show where you can pitch business venture ideas and attain seed funding to start a mini hedge fund. I find it utterly ridiculous that these ...

    33 comments - 1 silver bananas - Aug 19 2012 - 12:45pm -

  51. Mid-career crossroads help

    I'm at something of a career cross-roads. I'm ~30, been in the L/S industry for ~6 years with mixed success. Started out at a large fund, then joined and left two startups that didn't work out. In one of them I had directly managed capital ...

    9 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 27 2017 - 3:56am -

  52. Aspiring billionaire

          Hey wso didn't know what forum to post this In but stocks and markets seems the most closely related and appropriate, basically I really want to be a billionaire, I want to make and be worth a billion dollars or two within my lif ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 22 2016 - 10:39pm -

  53. Forbes 400 Richest Americans

    As if hearing Edmundo's question of who is rich, Forbes magazine released their list of the 400 richest Americans. Topping the list as usual is Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates, with Bershire's Warren Buffet in 2nd and Oracle's Larry Elliso ...

    26 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 23 2010 - 6:32am -

  54. Interview with BlueMountain Capital

    Hat Tip to International Pymp for sending this to me. Very insightful interview with BlueMountain, a great long/short credit fund: BlueMountain Capital Management was one of just nine managers on the receiving end of 38% of all new money put into hedge fu ...

    18 comments - 3 silver bananas - Mar 6 2017 - 12:46pm -

  55. sub-3.5 UG gpa and offers from top firms

    Do you guys know of people who managed to land front office jobs at top bulge bracket banks and hedge funds with a sub-3.5 undergrad gpa and didn't have amazing connections or family wealth? what firms did they manage to get into? GPA hedge funds off ...

    47 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 16 2010 - 3:00pm -

  56. Trading Bonuses To Plunge

    Ah, the life of a trader. Once a secure path to millions for most, today no guarantee of butter on toast. More potentially bad news for you fixed-income and equities guys. According NYC comp consultants Johnson Associates Inc, trader bonuses may plummet u ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 16 2011 - 12:45pm -

  57. S&T or Research for future hedge fund career

    Hi guys, Credit Suisse is recruiting at my school for summer 2013 internships. They asked us to contact the recruiter with our resumes and which division(s) we were most interested in: investment banking, S&T, and research (fixed income/equities). I h ...

    26 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 14 2012 - 8:55pm -

  58. The Top 3 Hedge Fund Media Myths

    Now monkeys, believe it or not there are some good reporters out there doing solid research on the financial industry, have very good contacts, conduct good interviews and perform excellent due diligence so they are adequately informed. However, for every ...

    17 comments - 7 silver bananas - Mar 23 2013 - 1:45pm -

  59. What to do with old suits?

    Monkeys, I recently got a job at a decent size hedge fund ~5b AUM and have quickly realized that I no longer need my suits. Often days I'll go to the office wearing jeans and a polo, or just a sport shirt, hell my boss wears t-shirts on occasion. I&# ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 26 2017 - 10:05pm -

  60. The Rise and Fall of Philip Falcone

    John Meriwether (LTCM), Nicholas Maounis (Amaranth), Jeffrey Larson (Sowood), and Philip Falcone (Harbinger) all have something in common: they are Hedge Fund has-beens. Although Falcone's Harbinger Capital has not blown up completely, Harbinger now ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 18 2012 - 7:41pm -

  61. Prove Yourself Smarter Than Your Local Billionaire

    In this week's issue of "Are You Smarter Than Your Local Billionaire?" we examine a few words from a Mr. David Tepper. Tepper, for those who've been stuck in an Excel template for the last 5 years, is the founder of Appaloosa Managemen ...

    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 4 2010 - 5:32am -

  62. Learning Chinese...

    I am at a semi-target school, double majoring in Finance and Economics. Wanted to know if it was worth me studying mandarin over the next two years? From what I have heard, knowing a language, especially Chinese can really make one stand out, "they&q ...

    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 2 2012 - 7:13pm -

  63. First Pitch/Trade

    In your first hedge fund job, how long did it take before you pitched your first idea and had that idea go into the book? hedge funds ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 14 2015 - 9:03pm -

  64. Operations Exit Opps.

    I'm interviewing at a hedge fund for an operations role ('Portfolio Analyst')...I don't have any modeling experience so I understand why I can't fill a real analyst role in IBD.. however, everyone seems to claim that operations is ...

    27 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 6 2011 - 1:28pm -

  65. The God of Quants speaks

    Perhaps one of the coolest guys from the pocket protector posse, James Simons has become an absolute legend in our world of finance, with his army of physicists and mathematicians at the Quant juggernaut Ren Tech, he has beaten and wowed the street year i ...

    19 comments - 4 silver bananas - Jan 25 2011 - 6:52pm -

  66. Over/Under on days left for Paulson's Gold Fund?

    30 days. "Gold Prices Collapse As Everyone Remembers It's Just Yellow Metal" http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/daily-ticker/gold-p... http://au.businessinsider.com/john-paulson-gold-st... hedge funds Paulson gold ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 20 2013 - 12:03pm -

  67. How to run Berkshire Hathaway... if you're from a non-target

    If there is one common link between all of us on this site it is the hunger of ambition and the thirst for success. Today, the most successful investor alive, answers WSO's most frequently asked questions. Whether it's "how to break in from ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 27 2010 - 12:18pm -

  68. To Hedge Fund or Not to Hedge Fund

    Nearly 300 new hedge funds opened their doors for business in the first quarter of 2011. This is the largest number of hedge fund launches since before the financial crisis, performance and asset tracker Hedge Fund Research reports. Though it is getting e ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 18 2011 - 12:45pm -

  69. Weekend Wars: Outliers vs. Outliers

    I'm ambivalent towards Malcolm Gladwell's definition of an outlier. Better yet, I have always thought an interesting argument to exist between the best-selling book's two major points. What is better to possess in abundance, luck or skill? ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 17 2010 - 10:53am -

  70. Ask Me Anything- Current Prop Trader/Advice for people wanting to make it/Breaking in

    So I wanted to give some people hope. I will keep my firm names anonymous, but I want to give people help. I am just going to have some random points, and want people to ask anything or even state if you disagree so we can get a nice discussion going. My ...

    17 comments - 2 silver bananas - Apr 26 2014 - 8:17pm -

  71. 13F Tracker

    I have a group of public equity investors I'm interesting and tracking to help with investment idea generation. Essentially, I'm looking to pull the name of the company of interest out of all the 13F's files in the last 3 months for 5-10 fi ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 14 2015 - 4:03am -

  72. Babydick Capital Annual Letter 2013

    http://www.scribd.com/doc/203941751/BDC-Annual-Letter-2013 hedge funds ...

    17 comments - 7 silver bananas - Feb 1 2014 - 5:36pm -

  73. IB BEHAVIOR?

    Hello, A friend of mine goes ludicrous on weekends... His behavior is typical (meaning it happens every weekend)... For example, he took a corona from a woman and chugged it in front of her. Shortly after, he threw down a $100 bill and said thanks. Obviou ...

    24 comments - 2 silver bananas - May 8 2011 - 1:09am -

  74. Route Soros/Paulson

    What is the most common route to Soros/Paulson type shops? S&T or IB? IB s&t hedge funds ...

    27 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 30 2010 - 1:04pm -

  75. Money manager Ed Butowsky on SAC's Cohen

    *"The Michael Jordan of Hedge Fund Managers". 25% net return to investors annually since inception w/an average Sharpe Ratio of 2.5. "This man has returned 3x the returns of Warren Buffet with a third of the risk" hedge funds SAC hedge ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 23 2013 - 11:36am -

  76. Path to Global Macro/Event-Driven HF

    Whats the most common path towards working in a HF style similar to Soros or Paulson where make large, well researched, Macro bets? S&T (Particularly what products) = Commodities, FX, Rates IBD HF hedge funds Macro ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 21 2017 - 8:35pm -

  77. Adios, la Douche

    With the hysteria against banking still raging on, Hollywood and filmmakers around the world have been trying to cash in on financial thrillers lately. First was Oliver Stone's Money Never Sleeps, and well we all know how that came out. Next up was K ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 3 2010 - 8:36pm -

  78. Seven figure salaries in hedge funds?

    This may be considered a stupid question, but I am curious and have not found the answer after searching the net so I will ask anyway. I have read that "it is not uncommon to see a person in their late 20s or early 30s pull down $5 million a year or ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:14pm -

  79. Top 10 Hedge Funds in 2011

    We have been compiling hedge fund returns in 2011 for the past couple of weeks. We gathered returns for more than 60 hedge funds we are tracking. Here are the 10 top hedge funds in 2011: 1. Chase Coleman- Tiger Global: Chase Coleman's Tiger Global re ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 10 2012 - 2:53pm -

  80. Ex-SAC Capital Manager Claims the Fund Trades on Inside Information

    According to a Bloomberg News report, a former portfolio manager at SAC Capital told the FBI that it was understood that inside information was used in crafting trade ideas for Steven A. Cohen, SAC 's founder and manager. The portfolio manager in que ...

    14 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 2 2012 - 3:45pm -

  81. Hedge fund pay at mid-senior levels

    Trying to benchmark a bit for myself and others. I'm pretty familiar with approximate payscales for hedge fund analysts 1-3 years out, but I'd like more insight into what happens when you're a 'senior analyst' or possibly 'ju ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 8 2015 - 12:59pm -

  82. Are macro hedge funds inherently untenable?

    I'm very interested to get people's thoughts on this, especailly posters such as Bondarb. There is a view among many renowned investors such as Klarman and Howard Marks that macro investing is futile because no one can accurately predict interes ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 3 2013 - 7:21pm -

  83. My "fund" made a 34% return this past year

    Bought $5,000 of GOOG at 451 last July and sold last week at 608 for an annual return of 34%. To all the HF managers out there, I say "beat that!" You jelly? hedge funds wall street stocks investing ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 25 2011 - 11:58am -

  84. More Money Than God

    Anyone read this? It covers the history of hedge funds and the stories behind some of the big names. Fantastic book; just finishing it now. hedge funds ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 3 2013 - 1:30am -

  85. Are there ANY jobs in RE that pay as much as (high finance) Hedge Funds?

    An analyst in a hedge fund (high finance) can make $500k-$1 million a year at the right shop. What are the positions in RE that are comparable if they even exist at all? I am not talking about entrepreneurial developers of property, but rather positions i ...

    15 comments - 1 silver bananas - Dec 4 2013 - 3:48am -

  86. Harvard Econ Majors- Tracking success

    Hi, I will be attending Harvard next fall (class of 2015) and am thinking about what concentration I'd like to study. I am thinking about Biomedical Engineering or Econ. For my future plans, I would either like to go to med school or try to break ont ...

    14 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 21 2016 - 6:18am -

  87. Boston: finance powerhouse?

    For a city of its size, I'm really surprised at how many top-notch buyside firms are in boston. You have Bain Capital, Baupost group, wellington, bracebridge, and a slew of others. buyside hedge funds finance boston ...

    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 14 2010 - 2:07pm -

  88. Late To The Party

    Hey guys, just seeking a bit of advice from some people who seem to be able to give some advice. I'm a graduate of St. John's University with a limited business background but am in my second semester of my M.B.A. program at S.J.U. During my fir ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 21 2011 - 12:36am -

  89. Citadel: Brutal recruiting at top MBA schools

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    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 23 2010 - 1:00am -

  90. FOF PM Analyst offer vs DCM analyst offer- Advice needed!!

    Currently, I have 2 offers, one is from a large FoHF (>10b AUM) while another is from a small boutique IB in their DCM division. I am leaning more towards the FoHF offer due to its reputation in the industry. Some of my friends advised me to take up th ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 9 2011 - 11:24am -

  91. how hard is it to get into these hedge funds

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    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 24 2011 - 2:10am -

  92. Mirror Mirror on the Wall, will John Paulson be the Greatest of them all?

    3.7 Billion In 2008 2.3 Billion In 2009 5 Billion In 2010 Those numbers, the tremendous size of them. I am at the verge of frenzy as my usual indifference to a stranger's accumulation of wealth starts to slip. My palms sweat and I grit my teeth. Gree ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 2 2011 - 10:08pm -

  93. EDHEC vs RSM vs NHH vs LSE (Financial Statistics)

    Which programme is better in terms of acquiring a job in Asset Management and consequently in a hedge fund abroad after graduation? Got the offers in all these unis. I am a finance undergrad from Russia, 6 months semi-related work experience (finance, bus ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 7 2016 - 1:34pm -

  94. There be Tigers cubs here

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    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 30 2010 - 8:03pm -

  95. The Dental Nightmare of Private Equity

    After years of getting quarterly dental cleanings, my periodontist said he wanted to pull several teeth and do three or four periodontal procedures. My pockets were too deep, I was told. And don't worry, the receptionist said in a cheerful voice, I d ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 24 2012 - 7:14am -

  96. Black River Asset Management and Cargill funds

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  97. The Twitter Fund

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    16 comments - 1 silver bananas - Dec 23 2010 - 8:34pm -

  98. Cramer below the belt

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    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 19 2010 - 11:55am -

  99. I am a market timing genius

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    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 4 2011 - 8:46pm -

  100. Distressed debt analysis examples

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