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Public Pension Fund Investment Management: Interviews, Jobs, and More

Have you noticed that roles at pension funds attract almost no interest online? There are countless articles, videos, and threads about investment banking, private equity, and hedge funds, but almost nothing about pensions. But pension fund investment management roles can offer plenty of benefits, from solid work/life balance to access to the best portfolio managers […]
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Multi-Manager vs. Single-Manager Hedge Funds: Recruiting, Investing, and Climbing the Ladder

Numi Advisory has advised over 600 clients by providing career coaching, mock interviews, and resume reviews for people seeking jobs in equity research, private equity, investment management, and hedge funds (full bio at the bottom of this article). While everyone reading this site has been consistently obsessed with private equity, the level of interest in hedge funds […]
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On the Job as an Associate Portfolio Manager in Asset Management: The Fastest Path to Becoming the Next Warren Buffett?

Compared to the ways many billionaires make their money, value investing is relatively simple: only invest in companies you understand, and pay less than their intrinsic value… and then keep doing that for decades. Of course, the idea is very different from the execution – and getting into the industry and then advancing at top […]
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Quant Hedge Funds: String Theory + Algorithms = Binders Full of Money?

This article was guest-written by Zeke Lee, a Stanford graduate, former management consultant, and former derivatives trader on Wall Street. He founded the GMATPill.com, a video-based GMAT prep course for ambitious MBA candidates, and recently launched the Practice Pill Platform for interactive questions on the web, as well as an iPad app for GMAT practice (iPhone and […]
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The Back Office at a Hedge Fund: Time to Jump Off a Cliff?

You should rip open your Oxford shirt and be proud of your monogrammed B.O.B. club t-shirt (the acronym stands for “Back Office Beefcake” – Brian and I are still ironing out intellectual property details, so for now, just write your name and B.O.B. on an old gym shirt and wear it to work). Feeling good? […]
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Asset Management Sales 101: The Most Stable Area in the Smoldering Remains of Wall Street?

While you might be lusting after a private beach or three and in search of the fastest way to get there, traditional jobs in finance have a big downside: no stability. Sure, we already know that “security” is impossible in the real world, but with some jobs you have a much higher chance of being […]
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How to Become a Value Investor – Whether You’re Passive, Active, or a Barbarian at the Gate

While it’s fun to write about razing villages and executing your enemies to get M&A deals done, such extreme violence is not everyone’s cup of tea. Plus, you might just want to invest in companies rather than buying or selling them outright. So if you dream of starting your own hedge fund or asset management […]
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Hedge Funds vs. Asset Management: Is a Billion Dollars Really Cooler Than a Million Dollars?

This is a guest post from Mike Moran, CFA, a portfolio manager at a long-only asset management firm. He started Life on the Buy Side to teach you what it’s like working in asset management, hedge funds, and more. Aspiring analysts often tell me that they want to work at a hedge fund one day. The most […]
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