Do Hedge Funds Deserve All the Criticism?

October 1, 2018

A recent Morningstar article posed the question, “Will Hedge Funds Ever Recover?” Any hedge fund professional should find the title of this piece, at a minimum, condescending, and at most, downright maddening. Averages and Aggregates The financial sector, by nature, relies on numbers…numbers that quantify data. One can be excused for using averages and aggregates, […]

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The Hedonic Treadmill-Is Enough Ever Enough?

September 17, 2018

Previous articles on this site have delved into questions of compensation satisfaction, work/life balance, and job security in the hedge fund industry. These were explored in statistical terms using comprehensive data published in the 2018 Hedge Fund Compensation Report. However, today’s post will look at this subject from an entirely different perspective…a theoretical perspective, known […]

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Is an Ivy League Degree a Must for a Hedge Fund Job?

September 3, 2018

Many of those who aspire to a career in the hedge fund industry believe in the necessity of an Ivy League degree. Others believe that an MBA or other advanced degree is a requirement. While these educational attributes most assuredly enhance a CV, the absence of these attributes does not preclude employment with a hedge […]

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Will Hedge Funds Win the High Stakes Race for Talent?

August 20, 2018

While there has always been keen competition for talent, the battle lines are being clearly drawn between the financial (particularly hedge funds) and the technology sectors. MBA graduates from the London School of Economics (LSE) have opted for the technology sector in large numbers since 2013, when LSE began splitting out the technology sector. Forty-six […]

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You Want a Mid Level Job in the Hedge Fund Industry

August 6, 2018

This may not be the time. While it is true that hedge fund starts are outpacing closures, the fact is, new hedge fund firms are not likely to be in the market for hedge fund professionals in the middle stages of their careers. Why? Because the majority of startups are firms seeded by established funds, […]

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Will Stock Pickers Survive this Brave New World?

July 23, 2018

Several events, which occurred just this month, should have stock pickers quaking in their Salvatore Ferragamo’s. According to the July 11, 2018, edition of the Financial Times, Facebook faces its first ever fine, which is a result of the Cambridge Analytica data scandal. Regulators in the United Kingdom’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) accused Zuckerberg’s company […]

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Great Results Depend Upon Superior Hedge Fund Talent

July 9, 2018

Ten days into the second half of 2018, what are the prospects for a banner year in the hedge fund industry? After all, unemployment is at record lows, optimism for the manufacturing sector is at an all time high, and market volatility has increased, which traditionally provides an edge to hedge funds, yet HFR reports […]

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