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2017 Hedge Fund Report: 8 Key Takeaways The 2017 Hedge Fund Industry Report compiled by Wall Street Oasis (WSO) provides insight on compensation, the interview 2019 summer internships nyc fashion process, employee satisfaction and more. All statistics featured in the reports are based on 1,800+ user submissions from the hedge fund industry. The report includes data fro...

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WSO Hall of Fame: Hedge Fund Forum The Wall Street Oasis Hedge Fund Hall of Fame provides a comprehensive collection of some of WSO's best discussions on the hedge fund industry. Keep in mind this Hall of Fame does not include Q&A sessions by WSO veterans. To view a full list of Q&A’s & Interviews please navigate here. If...

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AMA: I worked as a CTO at prop-shop doing high frequency trading (HFT)Hello everybody! I've been very lucky to end up doing what I'm doing My expertise is building low latency trading systems for HFT strategies. I led the software development to do high-frequency trading, executing several different strategies. Nowadays, I started my own consulting firm and working on...

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Starting a consulting HF business I've been working as a technical person in a small prop-shop, designing and building HFT trading systems, and recently I started my own consulting shop, hopefully, to do the same thing for prop-shops and hedge funds. Is there any advice on how to approach and land customers? From your experience i...

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Calculus and Quant HFs Hi WSO! Uni student here interested in the level of math applied at some quant strategy hedge funds. I was wondering if any quant analysts here can give some insight on how advanced the level of calculus is at your fund and how important it is to know advanced calculus on the job. I am asking becaus...

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Prep for Hedge Fund Interviews

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Operational Risk AnalystWondering if someone a bit more knowledgable of hedgefund infrastructure can offer a little insight on an operational risk role. I've worked in Finance at a BB for a few years and have an interview at a top hedge fund. I'm worried I might be too caught up in the notoriety of the hedge fund, thereb...

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Is joining Point72 social suicide for joining other firms?Do some hedge fund managers have personal vendettas against Point72/Steve Cohen? If a person has Point72 on their resume early on in their career, is that a flag for other firms...against the morals of the candidate?...

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Tips on discretely looking for other HF opportunitiesJust want to see other people's thoughts on trying to leave a hedge fund without it getting back to your employer. Ideally I would like to get somewhere to start 2019, but don't want to ruin my bonus this year. When I see messages from HHs for roles that are similar to what I do, I am nervous to res...

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Industry Outlook: Crypto Hedge FundsHello, The purpose of this thread is to serve as an overview of the Crypto Hedge Fund industry. Other common names for this space include Cryptocurrency Hedge Funds, Blockchain Hedge Funds, and Digital Asset Hedge Funds. In this thread, I am going to discuss the following: 1. Industry Trends 2....

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Credit - High Yield ResearchDoes anyone know where I can get sell side HY research? Ideally on specific companies or on a sector coverage level? Also, in NYC or Boston what are some of the more boutique investment firms doing active fundamental credit research?...

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Top mezzanine credit fund -> career opportunititiesCurious about what people believe are the exit opportunities from a two year associate position at a top Mezzanine fund (think Oaktree/Crescent/GS). Equity-like investing analysis oriented vs bare bones lending Specificaly thinking about an opportunistic credit job afterwards (my ultimate goal) but...

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Oaktree Undergrad SA Interview?Got one, absolutely no idea what to expect. Fit questions, technicals, investing questions, accounting, etc? There's nothing on WSO, and nothing on Glassdoor....

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Portfolio Manager Compensation / Comp StructureMy shop has various strategies, including long-only, special sit and L/S, all centered largely around credit. I am a senior analyst who spends my time across strategies. There are paths for me to take on a PM role in the long-only credit or special sit groups, but I view these opportunities to be...

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Dragoneer / IGSBDo any of you guys in the HF industry know anything about Dragoneer / Investment Group of Santa Barbara (IGSB)? Dragoneer is a 0mm fund out in SF that was started last year by Marc Stad (formerly TPG, Stanford Business School and partner at IGSB). They have 5-year locked-up capital, long-only an...

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Hedge Fund ReadsHi! I have recently become interested in pursuing work at a hedge fund, but want to learn more about it. I understand that networking is fairly similar between IB and HF and that I should prep using the guides/the existing posts on WSO. My question is sort of deeper: I want to learn more about the...

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Does Anyone Know How Ken Griffin Did It?Hi WSO, I'm wondering if anyone on here knows how Ken Griffin managed to learn to trade convertible arb strategies while at the same time getting a degree from Harvard. Was he a top student at Harvard? Did he miss class to trade? I am a bit surprised how he managed to be a successful trader while be...

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Citadel (Surveyor) Case Study/Modeling TestHey everyone, I have a 4 hour in-house modeling/case study for Surveyor coming up. I was wondering if anyone has been through this process and knows what to expect? I am told that you only get to reference public filings and earnings transcripts. After the actual model is built you have to come up...

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DE Shaw - Which group to choose?Summer Analyst Position at DE Shaw. Option of choosing out of 4 groups - which to choose? Could you give me backgrounds on each division and what they do - lifestyle, work, salary, exit opps, etc. - Long-Short Equity - Credit Opportunities - Special Situations Arbitrage - Asset-Backed Securities...

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Why do good HFs shutdown?Beyond the obvious reasons like poor performance, PM retirement, big redemptions etc. - why do HFs shutdown? Bloomberg reported this week that SPO Partners (Bn fund) is shutting down: “Today, we are finding it exceedingly difficult to deploy capital with an acceptable margin of safety,” El...

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Co-operative learning initiativeI'm an undergrad interested in trading and taking an auto-didactic approach to learning the required knowledge. What I propose is similar to a book club, have a weekly topic, such as researching different regions (Middle East, Russia, Asia), investment products, quant-based skills - data analysis an...

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Abac Capital - Review - GeneralistGood working environment + good mentoring from senior members to help you in your career development. Management always happy to answer questions. Too much independence. At times - left on your own to figure out what to do but that is expected in a hedge fund...

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Mantle Ridge CapitalDoes anybody know about Mantle Ridge Capital? I keep getting asked to go interview there but not sure if it is even worth the time. Heard rumors that the guy starting it completely fed his only associate, there was a ton of turnover already, and can't get anyone to join. Obviously hard to know...

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Physical Commodities Trading to HF Lateral? Is it possible?I've made two or three posts to the tune of this over the past few months, so I want to apologize in advance to anyone who might recognize it. The decision I'm weighing now is whether to accept a Trader Development Program offer for a top 3 private commodities trade shop (Vitol, Glencore, Trafigur...

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The future of stock fraudAs emerging markets become more developed, governments more transparent and government agencies more effective, stock fraud will become less rampant. Less Brazilian or Russian mining company, less stock fraud in Asian markets. Will short selling fraudulent companies potentially become a less profit...

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Experience as non finance pre MBA/Masters to IB Analyst/Associate to HF?I'm a fairly recent engineering grad aiming to eventually work for a hedge fund. I have two options, pursue a MS Finance or MBA. I understand that through the MS, I'm able to move into IB as an Analyst, giving me a chance to develop strong modeling skills and be in the HH pool for HF recruiting. Alt...

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Hedge Fund Stock Pitch FormatWhen pitching a stock during a hedge fund interview/sending a pitch to an employee of a fund, is it standard practice to format it like an ER report, or is there a different standard (perhaps PPT-style and less wordy, like a school stock pitch). Also, what is the typical length. Sorry if this is a d...

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Susquehanna International Group - Interview - Equity ResearchLots of bayesian probability questions. Basic things like "A team has x odd of winning and x odd of winning if x event happens, where would you bet?" Really, really difficult quantitative probability questions that you need to have down flat. Do not skimp on problems heavy on multivariate regression...

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Hedge Fund DocumentsI am planning on starting a new fund sometime in 2019. The seed capital will be minimal, but I have access to very meaningful sources of capital (friends, associates, etc.) after I start the fund (probably 6-12 months after). This will be a L/S Tech fund, an area that I have been very successful as...

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Morgan Stanley - Review - Quantitative Researchnonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonenone. na nonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonenon...

Morgan Stanley - Salary & Bonus - Quantitative Research4200...

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Anyone heard of ART Advisors They are sizable, bn AUM but small headcount-wise (30 people). Keeping a very low profile as they don't have a website. Does anyone know anything and can share?...

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Learning a Language vs. Learning to Code vs. ReadingStrange question, but I've found myself with quite a bit of spare time recently and want some input on how to best spend it. Also, some may say just follow the markets/prep for buyside recruiting, and these options are for things to do in addition to that, rather than in spite of that. My options, a...

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An attorney in the DC AreaHello, just a quick question. Can anybody recommend a descent corporate attorney in the DC Area with the knowledge of Delaware and Virginia laws? It seems that it is time to let our attorney take a walk. Thank you....

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Starting Hedge Fund / Investment Company etc.Hello, I was looking to start something like a hedge fund, but not a hedge fund because the costs to do so are quite high. Initially I am able to raise 300k -1M so hedge fund probably isn't the best way to do it. Is there a way we can go about this through an LLC or something of that nature? We wa...

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Questions for ManagementFor a lot of people, their favorite part of the job is the exposure to executives and the ability to grill them. Obviously most questions are company specific but anybody have some favorite high-level or industry wide questions to ask C-suite/IR that allow you to read between the lines?...

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D.E. Shaw Fundamental Research groupHey guys, I was wondering if anyone have some insights into D.E. Shaw Group's 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 firm's fundamental investin...

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Brevan Howard London / Moore / Caxton Hey guys, currently trading a macro product at a top US Investment Bank (GS/JP/MS). For background, this product has become super illiquid, so there are only a few active clients but literally no macro hedge fund. I was looking at a few Macro HFs like Brevan / Moore / Caxton / BlueCrest - they don'...

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Jane Street Capital - Salary & Bonus - Trading100000...

Two Sigma Investments - Review - SoftwareGreat kitchen! Also very relaxed work environment with frequent breaks and no set hours, Also smart coworkers.. The work is very deep and technical and often times very infrastructural. A lot of the work is boring, though necessary to the company's function....

Two Sigma Investments - Salary & Bonus - Software117000...

RBC Global Asset Management - Review - GeneralistWork culture and team were a plus. Great opportunities for advancement if you are interested in staying in Canada.. Since a larger firm it is harder to get recognized for work. Management often promoted b/c of time not merit...

RBC Global Asset Management - Salary & Bonus - Generalist75000...

DC Energy - Interview - Hedge FundA brainteaser about hats: Assume a room full of 10 people are all wearing either black or red hats. The hats are selected randomly and in order to get out of the room at lease one person has to guess the color of their hat right. The participants cannot inform each other of what color hats they are...

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What Separates Good PMs From the Great PMs?What traits differentiate the great PMs above all? Off the bat I'm thinking: smart, objective, and disciplined. What other characteristics define a great PM?...

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Point72 Full-Time AnalystDear fellows- i am a college senior and have an interview (with HR) on monday for Investment Analyst / Research Analyst position. Anyone have insight into the process?...

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Credit Suisse - Salary & Bonus - Equity Research2000...

Point72 - Interview - N/AIs a Java string immutable? What is object oriented programming? What does our company do and what do you know about us? Didn't expect this to be asked since I was interviewing for a business role, but I had listed Java and other programming languages on my resume. There were more follow-up question...

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What do you like the most of working in HF?Hi everyone, I am going to have an interview with a hedge fund research and advisory firm and I'd like to have an insight from those of you who already work in this field. What do you believe are the best things about working in this industry? I am especially interested in relatively small HF firms,...

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Bridgewater - Review - Account ManagementLearned a ton about economic fundamentals, especially as someone who previously had no experience in the field.. The other interns were very smart, but also pretty competitive. "Imposter syndrome" was very real here....

Bridgewater - Salary & Bonus - Account Management8600...

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Point72 Case Competition 2018Has anyone participating in Point72's 2018 case competition heard back from them? They mentioned they would email us by tonight but our team hasn't received any notifications yet....

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Looking for career advice breaking inI recently graduated from a Top 50 public university with degrees in Economics and Math. Background is heavily quantitative, including extensive research experience and significant coursework in econometrics. Programming skills are decent. After graduation I took what savings I have and moved to NY...

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HF Comp Out of IB - Current FiguresDoes anyone have numbers on current base / bonus rates for HF analysts out of IB programs (1-2 years out of college)? Since HF pay is less uniform than banking / PE gigs, it'd be useful to collect some data points. Given the variability in HF pay, it would be great if you could include AUM / fun...

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Any decent financials sector investing blogs?Looking for investing blogs / sites / commentary on the financials sector (banks, insurers, asset managers, div financials etc). I am starting to cover this sector and would be nice to check out some posts each day to get other people's take. Thanks in advance...

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looking further then only for the "big names"...Hey, as I am studying in a city in europe which is not really famous for their financial sector (we mostly only do have house banking services, have a large GDP in other sectors though - mainly in producing and tourism) I´m really curious to work as an intern in a different country. When talkin...

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D.E. Shaw - Interview - Sales and TradingThey asked how I would predict the price of electric cars in the next ten years, what I did during my internship last summer, about a non math/finance course I took, whether getting two Hs or two Ts in two flips was more likely than getting two Hs or two Ts total in three flips of a possibly unfair...

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Best Undergrad Major for HF Hi WSO! I am at a top 5 engineering/stem school and decided against studying finance. I am currently a statistics major but was considering switching. For anyone in the industry, which majors out of these would be looked at most favorably in your opinion? CS + Economics, Econometrics or Statistics....

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Hedge fund summer internThanks to everybody for your responses. I've edited/taken down the info from the post because I learned what I wanted to learn about this kind of opportunity....

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Two Sigma Investments - Interview - Quantitative ResearchWhat does it mean for a strategy to be 1 Sharpe? What is the overall Sharpe of 100 1 Sharpe strategies? What is your range of possible Sharpes? This is more or less related to the projects you do. I did a project where I should've known what a Sharpe ratio was, so he asked me this. But generally,...

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Quant vs Rule Trading PitchOver the last year I have developed a trading method. System utilizes an Excel sheet which signals Buy/Sell using historical data. Trades are still being made manually after the signal. Is this technically discretionary trading as trades are still done manually or could this still be considered a q...

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HF career advice Hi all, Hope your week is going well. I’m a current member on WSO, but made this throwaway for anonymity. As a quick summary, I hail from a non-traditional background (think natural sciences). After some time, I was able to progress into a role at a special situations hedge fund (sub mm). As...

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YTM spread in Bloomberg terminal Hey! Can you please help me with following question? How to find weighted average YTM spread between corporate and goverment Eurobonds (for the same currency and country) in Bloomberg terminal? Thank you!...

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List of Opportunistic Value FundsCertain hedge funds are truly opportunistic, asset-class and geography agnostic, concentrated, and usually value-oriented. These are truly flexible funds able to invest in public equities (actively or passively), distressed debt, structured credit, and private assets (RE, venture, etc.). They tend t...

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Highland Capital Management - Review - Equity Capital MarketsOverall great firm that’s in a transitional period from CLOs to a more traditional PE model. The CLO business is not what it was and it will take time to get AUM back up but it will happen with new hires and a clear new direction.. Some left over waste from back in the day who are incredibly rude...

Highland Capital Management - Salary & Bonus - Equity Capital Markets130000...

GoldenTree Asset Management - Salary & Bonus - Portfolio Management20...

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How realistic is making 0,000 a year working for a hedge fund?Not right away of course, but maybe 5+ years down the road. Just wondering what the normal range of salaries+bonus is? Thanks....

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To PMs and Junior PMs: MM vs SM pathHave a question to PMs in equities: am considering an established value MM vs an established SM. MM total comp lower initially, but stronger curve in the long-term if the performance is strong obviously. It is not the typical trading platform with tight risk limits. All PMs follow a value-based str...

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AMA: Crypto Hedge Fund TraderHello, I currently work as a trader at a crypto focused hedge fund. Our primary function is that of a market neutral liquidity provider and we work with our clients to transact in concentrated positions of illiquid, thinly traded coins. Prior to this role, I was a trader at Goldman in NYC, focuse...

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Targeted Master's for Top Quant FundsHi everyone, I'm currently researching graduate programs with the intent to land a role with a quantitative fund post-grad. My main targets are places like D.E. Shaw, AQR, Two Sigma, etc. My undergrad was in finance and accountancy from a non-target school. Additionally, I've had 3 years of exper...

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Distressed HFs compared to Distressed Credit within PE FirmsI was wondering what people think about working for distressed HFs (Silver Point, Anchorage, etc.) compared to distressed businesses within larger funds (say, GSO or Oaktree distressed). The latter category has stable capital, with all the structural advantages that brings. They are able to invest i...

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Protocol Capital Management - Review - N/AFriendly culture, partners at firm make effort to get to know you. Also get broad overview of different kinds of hedge funds.. Internship is unpaid, and there is very little analytical work. Overall, work can often be very tedious....

Protocol Capital Management - Salary & Bonus - N/A0...

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Taconic CapitalCan anyone speak to the work experiences and culture at Taconic? Or have any friends that work there?...

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Sending example pitches to funds & recruitersI've been working in investment research for a few years now and I'm currently looking to switch firms. Given how challenging it can be to stand out in networking and in applications (and even communications with recruiters) would you ever consider including relevant pitches in introduction network...

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Tourbillon Closurehttps://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-10-08/tourbillon-hedge-fund-to-return-1-billion-in-latest-closure Another large fund closure. Had a friend work at Tourbillon for his sophomore summer actually, but he wasn't keen on going back and instead opted for an EB for SA. Perhaps he knew what was...

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Distressed Debt Recruiting from BB IBCan someone explain the recruiting process to exit from a BB IB to a Distressed Debt hedge fund? I heard recruiting starts this December for the 2018 analyst class. Is this true? Should I wait for recruiters to reach out to me or should I reach out to them? What are the headhunting firms that recrui...

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RWC Partners info.Does anyone have info on RWC Partners, in particular with regards to prestige, compensation etc.? Had a look here on WSO but couldn't find anything. Asking because I'm interested in their summer internship. Any help on this would be much appreciated....

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Frostgate LLCAnyone heard of Frostgate LLC / have any information on the firm? Saw them online and was curious if anyone had any information...

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Scopia Capital Management LLC - Interview - GeneralistI think what was hardest was the amount of work that was given to me for the stock pitch. It was extremely time consuming. The interview was many technicals that I didn't expect, including many questions about valuation and accounting. They also grilled me about the company that I had pitched, hitti...

D.E. Shaw - Interview - GeneralistThey asked me to go into detail about my academic interests. As a history major, I study nationalism and nation state building and legal history- and they asked me to explain to them the relationship between the two of them, which I wasn't expecting. After giving the normal elevator pitch regarding...

Worldquant - Interview - Natural Resources1.Why do you want to be a banker? 2.What attracts you to a career in banking? 3. What kind of lifestyle do you expect to have in banking? 4. Why have you chosen banking over consulting? 5. Do you know what you're letting yourself in for? 6. What would you be doing if you weren't in finance? 7....

AQR Capital Management - Salary & Bonus - Sales and Trading170000...

Quicken Loans - Review - Equity Capital MarketsThe work is really interesting and the culture here is great. You dont have to show up to work with a suit.. Unfortunately, sustainability is a huge issue at Quicken. While the people and the culture are great, there is very high turnover....

Quicken Loans - Salary & Bonus - Equity Capital Markets5000...

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Understanding PE/HF 101Hello All, I'm new to financial recruiting and looking for a 2nd in command to a CEO at a HF. What would a HF CEO be looking for in the best candidate? Can someone please advise? Thanks!...

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Highland Capital Management in Dallas?There isn't much info. about them on here. Curious if anyone has a first or second hand opinion of the HQ in Dallas?...

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Do you know this firm?Anyone familiar with the firm Gerstein Fisher? They are AM/investment advisory (link below) with a lot of research on their website. But reviews on Glassdoor do not look impressive (take it with a grain of salt) and so I'm wondering if anyone is familiar with them (reputation, etc). https://gerste...

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Citadel Investment Group - Review - Quantitative ResearchVery insightful and respectual people throughout the interview process! Organized and interesting discussion, good compensation and benefits. Relatively high turnover, although depending on teams, inter team communication is not very common....

Citadel Investment Group - Interview - GeneralistThe onsite interviews were not standardized. Each person had a totally different style of asking questions. One interviewer asked a strange one-line question that had a really obscure answer. Another interviewer asked me a series of technical questions? Like around 4 technical questions in a series....

Point72 - Salary & Bonus - Technology43...

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mm+ and mm+ bonuses at hedge funds (junior analysts)Sometimes you hear about ridiculous payouts of mm+ to certain hedge fund analysts very earlier on their career (mid 20s, after 2 years of banking or 2+2) because the stars aligned in that the fund was large and had strong returns for the year and the analyst contributed a material amount to the P&...

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Who are the best hedge fund managers?Message pretty much sums it up. Who are the best hedge fund managers? And if I want to start doing my own research, how do you recommend figuring out who the best hedge fund managers are? Seems a bit opaque. Thank you....

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Likelihood of getting into Hedge Fund with no experience in finance or college degree?Hey everyone. Long story short, I met a hedge fund manager (joe) when I was 18 at a restaurant in NYC through a mutual friend. Regular dinner as anyone else would have. There was no agenda, just hanging out/having dinner/talking shit. This friend of mine (joe2) owned a massive media company. At the...

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Citigroup - Review - Sales1. Strong presence globally, especially in Asia. Very strong in FX, credit and rates. Equities is picking up in terms of market share. 2. People are generally nice and friendly. Awards loyalty - met several asso/VPs working for Citi upon graduation. 3. Internal mobility 4. Branding 5. Strong corpor...

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Economic Consulting to Hedge Fund Post MBAI'm a senior at a lower top ten public university with a BA in Economics. This summer, I interned at a long-only equities AM firm. Now I'm back in school, and have interviews coming up this week with two top tier economic consulting firms (think Cornerstone, NERA, Analysis Group, Brattle, Bates Whit...

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Apollo CreditFellow Monkeys, I am trying to get greater perspective on Apollo Credit and was hoping to hear from those who are more familiar with the firm. My basic understanding is that the Credit group is divided into a few sub-groups including: 1) Performing Credit - Seemingly focused on Asset Management 2)...

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How soon can one switch jobs?I graduated this past May and started work. I realize my current HF job is definitely not what I want to do. It's been just over 5 weeks since I started. How soon is it acceptable to reach out to other firms and try to find a different job? What's the best move for me to try? Should I reach out to...

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I've been at a fund for 2 months and hate it. please adviseso i recently took a job at a very well known l/s value hf as a junior analyst. the fund is long-term focused but BC of the pm i work under i find myself blowing through ideas so fast without doing any deep analysis on them. in 2 months ive already screened 14 ideas...aka almost 2 per week. and by s...

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What schools have the largest AUM student managed funds?I've been unable to find a comprehensive list of student managed funds at both the undergraduate and MBA level. Would anyone here happen to know which schools have funds > million?...

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