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Getting a Job in Hedge Funds: An Inside Look at How Funds Hire

ISBN: 978-0-470-22648-3
192 pages
February 2008
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Getting a Job in Hedge Funds offers targeted advice for those looking to break into the hedge fund business. With this book, you’ll learn where hedge funds traditionally look for new candidates, what sort of experience is needed to set yourself up for a position, and what can be done to improve your chances of getting into a hedge fund. If you’re seriously considering a career in hedge funds, this book can help you secure a position in this profitable field.
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Contents.

Preface.

About the Authors.

Chapter I. Getting Started.

Chapter II. Out of Undergrad.

Chapter III. Pre-MBA.

Chapter IV. Out of Business School.

Chapter V. Getting In Later In Your Career.

Chapter VI. Fund Marketing.

Chapter VII. Risk Management.

Chapter VIII. Operations.

Chapter IX. Accounting.

Chapter X. Fund of Hedge Funds.

Chapter XI. The Resume.

Chapter XII. The Interview.

Chapter XIII. Compensation.

Chapter XIV. Working With A Recruiter.

Appendix A. Resources.

Appendix B. Resumes.

A Pre-MBA: Bulge-Bracket Banker Lands At A Distressed Debt Fund.

B Pre-MBA: Getting In From A Second-Tier Bank.

C Pre-MBA: Making It With A Liberal Arts Degree.

D Pre-MBA: A Typical Banking Hire.

E Pre-MBA: Swapping the Sell-Side For A Long/Short Fund.

F Post-MBA: From Private Equity Into Hedge Funds.

G Post-MBA: A Banker Gets In.

H Marketing: Moving Into A Senior Role.

I Risk: Switching From The Sell-Side.

J Risk: Taking A Roundabout Route.

K Operations: The Basic Ops Hire.

L Accounting: An Ideal Accounting Hire.

Index.

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Adam Zoia is founder and Managing Partner of Glocap and runs the firm's hedge fund practice. He has been actively recruiting hedge fund and private equity professionals for more than a decade. Zoia is a frequent speaker at conferences and business schools, and has appeared on numerous occasions in mainstream media, including CNN, CNBC and the New York Times, as an expert on hiring trends and hedge fund compensation.

Aaron Finkel is Vice President and Head of Publications at Glocap. He has seventeen years of experience in financial journalism including eleven with Institutional Investor. He is also coauthor of The Glocap Guide to Getting a Job in Private Equity and coordinates the research and production of Glocap's Private Equity and Hedge Fund Compensation Reports.

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