How Bright Is the Future for Hedge Fund Jobs?

December 11, 2017

As 2017 marches to its close, thoughts inevitably turn to the promise and challenge of the New Year. The hedge fund industry is on track to achieve its most successful year since 2013 in terms of gains and assets under management. Year-to-date gains, by most reports are 7.5 percent and assets under management have reached […]

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What Is the Impact of Outsourcing on Hedge Fund Jobs?

November 27, 2017

Any mention of outsourcing strikes terror into the hearts of American workers, many of whom suffered joblessness and related economic hardships because of their jobs being outsourced. Increasingly we hear the “O-word” in the same sentence with hedge funds and, unsurprisingly, this creates concerns for those who aspire to jobs in the hedge fund industry. […]

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Hedge Funds Are Not Immune from Fake News

November 13, 2017

The current buzzword, fake news, begs the question, how often does one encounter fake news? It must occur with some degree of frequency, because pollsters report that two-thirds of the American public believes the mass media peddles fake news. There are larger questions. Is fake news the result of carelessness or is it done intentionally? […]

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Will Hedge Funds Discover Gold in Data Mining?

October 30, 2017

The digital age created revolutions in a variety of industries, including the retail, banking, motion picture and music industries. The rise of alternative data vendors also holds the potential of a similar revolution in the hedge fund industry. Hedge funds are always on the make for an edge in the markets and alternative data vendors […]

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Can You Write Your Way into a Hedge Fund Job?

October 16, 2017

People of diverse backgrounds have found a home in the hedge fund industry – lawyers, computer scientists, investment bankers and public accountants, to cite a few. According to the 2017 Hedge Fund Compensation Report, the previous professional backgrounds of about 14 percent of hedge fund professionals are lumped into an amorphous category termed “other”, which […]

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NYC Job Seekers Need to Prepare for a Change in the Law

October 2, 2017

Have you heard? In an effort to close the wage-gap between men and women in the workplace, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) signed an amendment to the New York City Human Rights Law. This law takes effect on Halloween. Commencing October 31, no employer may inquire into the salary history of prospective […]

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Investor Confidence in Hedge Funds Continues to Soar

September 18, 2017

Prequin reports the hedge fund industry has achieved gains in positive territory for 10 months in a row, with aggregate August gains of 0.97 percent. This is the longest streak of month-to-month gains since the financial crisis, and suggests the hedge fund industry has finally found its feet. Investors Are Taking Notice As has been […]

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