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The Goldilocks Principle and Your Hedge Fund Career

March 7, 2016

The Goldilocks principle states that something must fall within certain margins, as opposed to reaching extremes. As such, it is often associated with the search for life on other planets and explains the phenomenon of life here on planet Earth. In short, life is possible because Earth is neither too hot nor too cold, nor is […]

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Trump Defies Gravity and So Do Hedge Funds

February 22, 2016

Anyone following the primaries will recognize this phrase, used frequently in the context of Donald Trump’s foray into presidential politics. For example, in the recent South Carolina contest, the phrase was employed ubiquitously by talking heads in the mainstream media, who were largely incredulous regarding the margin of Trump’s victory in the wake of his […]

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What You Need to Know About Hedge Fund Bonuses

February 8, 2016

Bonus pay is a critical segment of one’s total compensation in the financial sector in general and hedge funds in particular. It is not uncommon for those in the highest pay bands to earn bonus pay that is many multiples of their base salary. Predictably, the percentage of one’s total compensation represented by bonus pay […]

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What Sized Hedge Fund Promises the Best in Compensation?

January 25, 2016

Most people gravitate to a career in the hedge fund industry for the earning potential. After all, flexible working hours, a low stress work environment and job security are not perks generally associated with the hedge fund industry. Investors have debated the pros and cons of small, medium and large hedge funds for years. Some […]

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Big Investor Says Nine Out of 10 Hedge Fund Managers Are Overpaid

September 22, 2014

With most hedge funds substantially underperforming the major stock market indices year after year since the 2008 financial crisis, it is only natural for hedge fund investors to expect some concession on the fees they pay to hedge funds. However, despite reports of some hedge funds offering to lower asset management fees, it appears that […]

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David Tepper, Steve Cohen Top Highest Earning Hedge Fund Managers List

June 2, 2014

In a year when hedge funds significantly underperformed the broader S&P 500 index, it is not uncommon for one to think that even the best paid hedge fund managers would see a drop in their earnings.  But while the compensation of hedge fund managers across the industry as a whole may have remained subdued, the […]

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At Billion Dollar Hedge Funds, 10 Percent Return Can Earn Millions in Bonus

March 24, 2014

How much does a chief operating officer of a $5 billion hedge fund, who does not make stock picking decisions, make when the fund generates a 10 percent return? The answer is $10M – according to findings from a survey by executive search firm Boyden. The survey finds that with the compensation structure at hedge […]

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