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Hedge Fund Strategies: What’s the Fastest Path to $1 Billion?

When it comes to hedge fund strategies, most articles focus on explaining what each strategy means and how the trading styles differ. That’s fine, but it leaves other important questions unanswered: Which skill set does each hedge fund strategy require? Who wins offers at different types of hedge funds? Do bankers, equity research professionals, or […]
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The Full Guide to Quant Funds: Careers, Salaries, Recruiting, Exits, and More

If you go by online commentary, quant funds, also known as “quantitative hedge funds” or “quant hedge funds,” have taken over the world. Rather than relying on antiquated concepts like fundamental analysis and human discretion, quant funds use data, statistical models, algorithms, and automated systems to trade. Some quant funds, such as Renaissance Technologies, have […]
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Hedge Fund vs. Mutual Fund: Where Should You Start (and End) Your Career?

You can find plenty of articles that explain hedge fund vs. mutual fund differences, but most of them focus only on the business model. Good luck finding much about the recruiting process, compensation, daily life, and long-term career prospects. Companies that offer mutual funds are referred to as asset management firms, so you’ll also see […]
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How to Start a Hedge Fund – and Why You Probably Shouldn’t

You can find plenty of articles about “how to start a hedge fund,” but they all tend to make the same glaring mistakes: They fail to explain that only very specific types of people even have a chance of starting a hedge fund; They fail to explain that “beating the S&P in your personal account” […]
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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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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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The Back Office at a Hedge Fund: Time to Jump Off a Cliff?

If you’re working in the back office at a hedge fund right now, congratulations! 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 […]
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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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Value Investing 101: How to Become a Value Investor

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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