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A Career-Launching Hedge Fund Trade

December 19, 2011

If you’re looking for inspiration over the holidays for your hedge fund job search in 2012, check out the story of Jim Chanos’ big trade in a recent BusinessInsider article. Chanos, as you may know, is the founder of hedge fund Kynikos Associates. He’s been in the news lately prognosticating on the “bubble” he sees […]

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Any Good News Regarding Hedge Fund Jobs?

December 12, 2011

With tighter regulations on the horizon, less-than-stellar 2011 returns, calls to end the treatment of hedge fund profits as capital gains, uncertain markets, the European debt crisis and more, it isn’t easy good news in the hedge fund job sector these days. But hey, you can get enough gloom-and-doom from other sources. It’s our job […]

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Defending Your Quest for a Hedge Fund Job

December 5, 2011

It’s certainly not as popular to say you work (or want to work) in the financial industry these days. In the wake of the financial crisis and now, the Occupy Wall Street movement, saying you want a hedge fund job will get the same disapproving looks in some circles as opting to become a tobacco […]

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Hedge Fund Career Lessons from a Tiger

November 28, 2011

More than 10 years after closing his legendary Tiger Management LLC, Julian Robertson is back, this time launching the Tiger Accelerator Fund to help young hedge fund managers get their start. Roberts has committed $230 million of his own money to six hedge fund managers he knows well. The new portfolio, which is being marketed […]

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Social Media Not the Best Choice for a Hedge Fund Job

November 21, 2011

Building an online presence is important for supporting your hedge fund job search. But using social media may not be the way to go, at least, not yet. A recent survey of 77 hedge fund managers globally, each in charge of at least $1 billion in assets under management, shows that the vast majority are […]

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A Day in the Life of a Hedge Fund Trader

November 14, 2011

If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to be in the trenches as a hedge fund trader, or simply wondered how your day as a trader compares to others, then you’ll want to read a recent Diary of a Mad Hedge Fund Trader, rumored to be run by John Thomas. A detailed look […]

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A Hedge Fund Job for a Nobel Prize Winner

November 7, 2011

Okay, so hedge funds are known for hiring rocket scientists, nuclear engineers and other big-brain types for hedge fund jobs. The latest news only serves to confirm the trend as Thomas J. Sargent of New York University, this year’s co-recipient of the Nobel in economic science, has recently signed on as a consultant for Hutchin […]

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