How do you get a job at a hedge fund

New IwCe37
Apr 27 7 Comments

How do you get a good high level job? Is there something like Dice? Or is it just networking and applying directly?

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  • Amazon mUwn3e
    You are literally just convincing baby boomers and clueless CFO business bros to trust you with their 401k money. How technical of a challenge do you think it is? Unless you mean a legit quant, but that is a very prestigious subset
    Apr 27 0
  • Google / Other
    sokod

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    sokodmore
    the most desirable jobs are the senior quant and PM positions but typically you need to work up from entry-level trader or junior quant roles

    lots of people jump from IB after 2-3 year to the aforementioned entry-level roles at hedge funds
    Apr 28 3
    • New IwCe37
      OP
      Is prop trading success relevant to them
      Apr 28
    • Google / Other
      sokod

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      sokodmore
      yes
      Apr 28
    • New IwCe37
      OP
      Seems like a good way for me to get in, be consistently successful at a prop trader who takes anyone, then find someone there who can refer me.
      Apr 28
  • New / R&D jbeans
    I feel like that's an industry that still likes to see pedigree. But LinkedIn shows some people going from mediocre shops and working their way up.
    Apr 27 0
  • Same as any other industry, there’s no magic hedge fund secret sauce going on. Like you said, network and apply.
    Apr 28 0