Hedge fund job descriptions are worth reading carefully. Whether from an industry recruiter, or from a hedge fund directly, specificity in the desired candidate profile is always intentional. It saves time on the hiring end, and helps candidates find the right niche. Here’s an example:
Portfolio Analyst, New York, NY
Support investment & trading; responsibilities will involve monitoring the High Yield Bond, Bank Loan and CDS markets; analyzing events & trends; and providing senior management with insights on opportunities, risks and the performance of individual holdings as well as the overall portfolio ——– Have 3+ years in analyzing Credit Portfolios, ie. corporate bonds or loans, be familiar with pricing data, performance analysis & benchmarks, and be able to work independently
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