Hi, Im a hedge fund attorney in my early 30s. I was a finance major in college (and a good one) so I understand the business side a little bit better than most attorneys. Unfortunately, I went to undergrad during the financial crisis and didnt get a finance job because I had no idea what I was …

Want to help those who have some questions about the industry. Background: I have a PhD in (Pure) Math from a top 25 US school and went into the buy side right of out of finishing PhD. Work: I started my career at a large hedge fund in a larger quant group working on creating systematic equity…

Hey monkeys, So Im wrapping up my finally year in university and have been proposed with two very interesting opportunities. Start my own fund or take a $250k all-in comp ball-park range. A little primer. Ive been very blessed to work with some very high net worth individuals and have been …

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Hi, Im a long/short analyst in a mid size hedge fund in London, around 5billion AUM. Using fundamental analysis for equity, mainly covering Asian stock. I previously interned in GS London, and worked in Hedge Fund directly after graduation. Also, if anyone is doing fund of fund or family office, …

Want to help those who have some questions about the industry. Background: I have a PhD in (Pure) Math from a top 25 US school and went into the buy side right of out of finishing PhD. Work: I started my career at a large hedge fund in a larger quant group working on creating systematic equity si…

Hi, Currently about to go into associate year as a derivatives trader at a large BB in NYC. Job is okay, but increasingly find myself more interested in investing in more illiquid assets such as distressed credit/HY credit and would like to make the move to the buyside e.g. blackstone gso, oaktree …

Recently got an internship offer from p72 ($8,333 per month + 5k signing bonus) and wondering what is the term for a full-time academy investment analyst offer. I heard 100k base + 100k bonus but not sure how accurate it is. In return, would love to share my path to l/s equity hedge fund recruitin…

Hey guys, I am graduting my undergrad in January, and I have been offered a full time position in AM with a small firm that Ive interned at. Its a small operation where the founder does all analysis and portfolio management on his own. AUM is around $65m. His clients are not institutions, but peo…

Is Kyle Bass just bored or does he want to run for office on an anti-china platform? [Edit: Adding useless words here because it wouldnt let me post without achieving the minimum count]…

Folks, Have a case study coming up with a SS credit hedge fund – can anyone share their experience on this? Any info on what to expect, how this is different from a lev fin case study, any recommended preparation materials, etc would be great. Also, when speaking about lev fin most people assume …

About: WSO has provided tremendous help at the early stage of my career, even though I have always been studying and working in HK (and yes, WSO has good traction in Asia as well). Back then I always wonder it would be even better if someone can provide me more local insights about HK HF market. So …

IGNORE THE MONEY. I know this is chump change for most, but it isnt for the powers that be. Free money for education is awesome either way. How or where should this money be spent get one step closer to my goals? I like to set the bar high, otherwise I wont do anything. …

WSO was a great source for me at the beginning of my career. Figured it is time to give back. My Background: * Graduated from a non-target school with a 3.5 GPA * Spent 3 years at a BB bank in Leveraged Finance * Currently, at a value oriented credit hedge fund, investing in leveraged loan…

Hey guys and gals. Ive been away from WSO for a while, but will never forget how much this site has helped me through my career and figured now was a good time to give back. As mentioned above, I am currently a Research Analyst at a>

$5bn Hedge Fund working on Credit and Equities. I started my c…

Im a Cross Capital Structure Hedge Fund Analyst. AMA!!

Och-Ziff Capital Management Group – Review – Generalist

Och-Ziff Capital Management Group – Salary & Bonus – Generalist

Hey monkeys, So Im wrapping up my finally year in university and have been proposed with two very interesting opportunities. Start my own fund or take a $250k all-in comp ball-park range. A little primer. Ive been very blessed to work with some very high net worth individuals and have been…

How good is Blackrock Systematic Active Equities team when compared to quant hedge funds, especially when it comes to compensation and career progression?…

Hi All, Am looking to connect with the main recruiters for HF / PE opportunities in Asia, specifically HK / SG (which I appreciate may be different). Can anyone currently working in the region help me with the names of the firms who are most active on hiring for these roles. Appreciate the help…

Whats the word on this hedge fund run by Paul Singer? They seem almost as secretive as Rentech. Anyone who has information to share – I would appreciate hearing it. Thanks……

Does anyone have any info about these guys. I work in HC banking in SF and am pretty familiar with the biotech hedge funds out here (BVF, Ecor1, Vivo, Redmile, etc) but I cant find a ton of info on Baker Brothers. They dwarf the previously mentioned funds in size, with $17B in AUM on their last 1…

As some of you who have seen my previous posts know, I was looking for a new job after I realized that my current gig (small fund) wasnt working out. I finally found another job and tendered my resignation to my PM / boss this week. During our discussions, unsurprisingly, I was peppered with a slew…

We wrote this around 2 months ago and its resurfacing again today; Hedge fund managers, traders and specifically FX traders are looking at the pound and licking their lips. The prospect of such an easy lunch has them celebrating the appointment of Boris Johnson as UK Prime Minister. No-deal Bre…

I have scoured the web for color on what BAAM is like in terms of prestige, comp, exit ops, and quality of work. The forums I have seen posted are both sparse and out dated. Hoping to get some color on what their various FoF strategy desks do – i.e. is it any more differentiated than a run of th…

If you were an analyst working at a small fund under one PM at a typical L/S equity hedge fund, you were paid pretty good/hours were good and have the potential to get equity in the fund as You progress contingent on performance , but your boss was erratic and goes through cycles of mood swings beca…

Lets assume that she wins in 2020. Is the plan for us all to just not show up to work anymore after election night? …

I am a senior in college and have at three places – a ~3 bn long short shop, mega LO shop, and sell-side equity research. To protect anonymity, cant really disclose more details on the HF, but the LO is a household name, and the ER shop has very good II presence. I am considering mostly the HF v…

Anyone have heard back from Abrams Bison Analyst program? Had the first round about 2 weeks ago.Anyone had info?…

There appears to be some demand for an HF AMA, so here goes… I believe this will be a communal effort with several people contributing, including myself. Briefly about me: I have been in the mkt for almost 15 years, always specializing in global rates. Currently, a PM in a reasonably large ma…

Anyone know anything about the Select Equity Group in NYC? All I can find is that they are a hedge fund sponsor, but their website is actually just one page with logo and address. Anything would be helpful….

Hello Everyone, Im a current undergrad considering an offer from a small (…

Like many posters before me, I learned a lot by reading the AMAs when I was younger (and continue to find them helpful to this day). Id like to pay it forward so happy to answer any questions I can. Quick background about myself: * Non-target school * BB coverage in NYC * Entering my third y…

The USISC today imposed restrictions on individuals working in the U.S. under the NAFTA TN Visas Economist category. This change disallows people working in Financial Analyst and Market Research Analyst roles from obtaining the TN visa. My question to all those working in investment analysis roles …

does anyone know anything about king street capital? type of distressed investing that they do? nature of the work there? i have an interview in the coming weeks…

In his 5 part video series Anton Kreil seems to do a pretty convincing take-down of IB as a long term career, arguing for HF as a better track. Part 1: He then pivots into what seems to me to be BS territory. I havent worked for a HF so thought Id jus…

Have been on-and-off WSO for a while now, thought it was time to give back. Feel free to ask away Background: previously in a top RX group (PJT, Laz, HL) that joined a>

$5bn multi-strat credit fund that invests across the capital structure (1L, 2L, mezz, prefs, etc.). Went to a semi-target (whateve…

Hello everyone, My current background is in applied mathematics and physics. I have several top publications as the first author in some domain of theoretical physics. I have a weak programming background, dont know optimization methods, little knowledge of artificial intelligence methods (machine…

Is anyone familiar with SF-based Woodline Partners? Any thoughts on team, strategy, investment style would be appreciated! Thanks!…

Hi, Im a hedge fund attorney in my early 30s. I was a finance major in college (and a good one) so I understand the business side a little bit better than most attorneys. Unfortunately, I went to undergrad during the financial crisis and didnt get a finance job because I had no idea what I was doi…

Does anyone have experience interviewing with this firm? Got one coming up soon would love any insights….

Hello all, I am in the process of completing a doctorate degree in pharmacy (PharmD) as I plan how best to leverage my non-conventional background in the hedge fund industry. As an active trader with a fairly diverse portfolio, I have always had a keen interest in the markets. Given my healthcare …

Breaking Into a Hedge Fund with a Background in Pharmaceuticals

Black Creek Global Advisors – Interview – Generalist

Blackstone Group – Salary & Bonus – Generalist

Hi all, I have been in a cross asset / special situation financing, commodity and fixed income / equity derivative role for 8 years focussing on special situations including start-ups, liquidity stressed scenarios, uncovered / under the rader opportunities (could be geo, network or otherwise), and a…

I just finished undergrad this spring and have been working at a large distressed debt/credit HF for about a month. I would consider my role to be a middle office/ trade support role: I book and amend trades, run PnL, reach out to sales guys of the counter parties, and do reconciliations. I can see …

I have an upcoming interview with D.E. Shaw on their Renewables Investment team (DESRI). I really cant find anything about the group though – does anyone know anything that may be helpful?…

D.E. Shaw Renewables Investments (DESRI) – Any info?

JP Morgan Securities – Salary & Bonus – Generalist

Flow Traders – Interview – Quantitative Research

Besides having no where else to work or looking for a stepping stone. I dont know much about the actual work done at a FoF. Got a random interview with one from a recruiter and decided to go for it for practice, at least. I enjoy doing fundamental work, and I feel like working at a FoF would just …

I am recruiting for P72 out of private equity, trying to get a sense of the process. So far I have had a a few fit interviews and now doing a case study for a particular PM, also took modeling assessment and wonderlic. How does the process unfold after that? Am I expected to do more interviews with …

I have been interviewing for HF roles for roughly 6 months out of PE but havent had any luck. I thought post labor day things would pick up. How are people feeling about the hiring market? Has anyone recently transitioned from private to public?…

3-Sigma Value Investment Management – Review – Financial Sponsors

3-Sigma Value Investment Management – Salary & Bonus – Financial Sponsors

SunTrust Banks Inc – Review – Investment Banking

SunTrust Banks Inc – Salary & Bonus – Investment Banking

Story here: Ive never been on the buy side or am econ PhD, but I did do my PhD in another field and have been on the sell side for a decade. Id have to say I broadly agree: YMMV, but for me finance has offered…

Hi all, I recently received an offer for Summer 2020 for a prop trading internship at DE Shaw. I have interviews at other firms (Jane Street, Bridgewater, Akuna, Citadel, etc.) but am fairly certain about accepting DE Shaws offer. Im wondering how the DE Shaw internship experience/exit opps com…

Hi all I am currently in the process for an analyst role at a large ($10B+) L/S equity HF based in NY. I have done the first couple of rounds and met with most of the juniors and the head of the team. I had the final round case study 2 weeks ago (which I thought went quite well) but havent heard b…

Does anyone have insight they can share on the interview / hiring process for Point72s Experienced Academy program? Appreciate the help in advance….

My understanding of multimanager fund strategies (Citadel, Millennium) is they have sector specific pods (consumer, industrials, healthcare, etc) that are entirely market neutral, so 100% long 100% short. This enables each pod to have very low correlation to the market; these uncorrelated pods are…

Hey guys, I was wondering if anyone have some insights into D.E. Shaw Groups Fundamental Research program. How difficult is it to break into straight from undergrad? Is anyone familiar with the role? The posting on their website says: Research analysts are vital to the firms fundamental investin…