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What Happens If You Start Your Own Hedge Fund and It Doesn’t Work Out?

We’re back today with the conclusion of this series on how to start your own hedge fund. When you’re presenting a stock pitch in interviews, one common mistake is failing to address the downside risks and how you might hedge yourself. And the same is true when starting your own fund or your own company: […]
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How to Start Your Own Hedge Fund, Part 3: How to Hire Your Team and Build an Organization

One of the benefits of working as an investor is that you don’t necessarily need to manage large teams to make money. Many of the most well-known hedge funds have very, very low headcounts, with far fewer employees than normal companies in the same revenue range. But you still need to hire some people once […]
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How to Start Your Own Hedge Fund, Part 2: Investment Strategies and the Technical Side

Last time around, we went through the process of how to raise capital for your new hedge fund – and, more importantly, why you probably won’t be able to start your own fund… Unless you already have a proven track record… on a great team… with excellent connections to institutional investors. But assuming that you […]
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How to Start Your Own Hedge Fund, Part 1: Raising Capital and Launching Your Fund

Sometimes, my interviews on this site don’t turn out quite as expected. I went into this one expecting to title the series of articles “How to Start Your Own Hedge Fund”… By the time we finished our 2-hour long conversation, though, I realized that an alternate title might be more appropriate: “Why You Probably Shouldn’t […]
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How to Start Your Own Hedge Fund: A Day in the Life at Your New Start-Up Fund

You’ve lost your mind and decided to launch a hedge fund. We’ll be optimistic here and assume that you’ve actually managed to raise enough capital, get all the legal and infrastructure stuff taken care of, and that your trading strategy still produces solid returns. So what will your average day look like now? Like everything […]
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So You Think You Can Start a Hedge Fund? How to Become the Next Ken Griffin: Getting Up and Running

First, the bad news: you haven’t picked the best time to start a hedge fund (assuming that you are reading this anywhere in between 2011 and the present day). It was much better to get into the game early – i.e. the late 90’s or early 2000’s – before everyone else also wanted to start their […]
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