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Hedge Funds Were Right on Risk

September 30, 2009

Hedge funds were lumped in with banks and derivatives salesman in getting the blame for nearly wrecking the world’s financial system in the recent downturn. But was the blame justified? Not really, says the Washington Post. While some funds suffered serious performance declines and investor redemptions, the bulk seem to have been more cautious on […]

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Living in a Hedge Fund Job Paradise

September 28, 2009

British and other European hedge funds are flocking to the shores of Lake Zurich in Switzerland, hoping to find a safe haven from increased taxes and regulations, according to a recent story in the Guardian. Several funds have apparently followed London-based Man Group, the world’s largest publicly traded hedge fund, which moved to the Swiss […]

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Hedge Fund Quant Jobs Have Their Rewards

September 23, 2009

Hedge fund and other financial professionals who toil away on highly complex and sophisticated financial models have their “Academy Awards” too. Recently, The CME Group, which bills itself as the world’s largest and most diverse derivatives marketplace, and the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI), awarded their fourth annual grand prize for innovation. The award recognizes […]

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A Hedge Fund Giant Every Job Applicant Should Know

September 21, 2009

The financial meltdown sank some of the most storied names in banking and brought the world financial system to the brink. But John Paulson earned nearly $6 billion betting against the mortgage market and banks, and earned himself a place as one of the savviest hedge fund managers in history. Motley Fool profiles Paulson in […]

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Connecticut Sees Hedge Fund Job Growth

September 16, 2009

Hedge fund firms concentrated in Connecticut’s southwest corner are beginning to hire again, as both the economy and markets recover. A report by Connecticut Post online quotes Sandy Gross, managing partner of Pinetum Partners LLC, as saying “the worst is over” and that job growth picked up in the past month. Pinetum Partners, based in […]

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Leaving a Hedge Fund Job? Don’t Burn Your Bridges

September 14, 2009

Even if you happen to lose your hedge fund job, it pays to exit gracefully and on the best terms. One reason is that while firms are quick to trim staff in a panic, they often realize they need the skills and expertise, and rehire later on. Bloomberg reports that SAC Capital Advisors, a big […]

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Tech Skills Rewarded at Hedge Funds Jobs

September 9, 2009

If you have tech skills, you’d be wise to look for a job in the hedge fund industry, reports a recent survey by the Financial Information Services Division (FISD) of the Software & Information Industry Association. Average salaries for IT staff at hedge funds were more than double that for other financial institutions. Hedge Fund […]

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