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Hedge Fund Jobs Still a Path to Riches

October 5, 2009

Despite the downturn in the markets, hedge fund managers are still well represented in the annual Forbes 400 list of the richest Americans. Fifty-one members of the billionaire’s club are involved in the hedge fund or private equity business, including 17 in the top 100. A summary of the Forbes list analyzed by shows […]

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Negotiating Hedge Fund Job Compensation

June 24, 2009

When you are finally offered a position at a hedge fund, whether it’s entry level or beyond, you have to look beyond salary and decide what other compensation you want as part of your package. This can include signing bonus, health and dental insurance, paid vacations, paid sick leave, retirement or 401k plans, tuition reimbursement, […]

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Salary Negotiations – Hedge Fund Jobs

June 22, 2009

If there’s one thing that makes people uncomfortable, it’s setting a value for what they think their skills are worth, and negotiating compensation with a new employer. In the hedge fund world, this task is even tougher given the wide range of jobs and salaries in the industry. Nevertheless, there are a number of principles […]

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Trends in Hedge Fund Job Compensation

June 17, 2009

The figures from our annual Job Search Digest Compensation Survey are backed up by a corresponding survey by Alpha Magazine. In their 2009 report, Alpha notes that salaries range from $208,000 to $420,000, with bonuses starting in the hundreds of thousands of dollars and going upwards of several million. The top earners in the industry […]

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Hedge Fund Job Compensation Varies By Several Factors

December 11, 2008

Bigger is not necessarily better when it comes to personal compensation, according to the just-published 2008 Job Search Digest Hedge Fund Compensation Report. The study reveals that funds in the $500 million to $1 billion range pay the best. Small funds struggle to build critical mass from a personnel point of view due to management […]

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Grateful to Have Hedge Fund Jobs

November 24, 2008

Given the current state of the economy and financial markets, many hedge fund professionals are pleased to still be in the business and generally satisfied with their overall compensation. That’s one of the findings revealed by our recently completed 2008 Hedge Fund Jobs Digest Compensation Survey. We received hedge fund compensation data directly from hundreds […]

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