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Hedge Fund Jobs—Yes They Are Out There

May 19, 2014

Employment within the hedge fund industry is the primary goal of many college and university students. It is also a goal to which substantial numbers of people currently employed in the broader financial industry aspire. The appeal of the hedge fund industry is understandable. Even those achieving the nadir in the industry can make jaw-dropping [...]

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No Billboards—Not Yet!

August 9, 2013

Hedge funds will soon be venturing into uncharted territory—marketing sophisticated investments, once the purview of the über-wealthy and institutional investors, to the broader retail market. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), pursuant to a mandate put forth in the American JOBS Act of 2011, has finally met its duty under the law and lifted the [...]

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Hedge Fund Jobs for Angels

March 19, 2013

In an industry routinely associated with unsavory headlines as exemplified by this recent headline in Forbes: “A Spider Web of Hedge Fund and Forex Ponzi Fraud,” it is important to remember that no barrel lacks the occasional rotten apple. The hedge fund industry is no more defined by these unsavory characters than law enforcement professionals [...]

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Will Record Assets Translate to Hedge Fund and Private Equity Jobs

February 23, 2013

Recent reports show that hedge fund assets have risen to an estimated $2.25 trillion in 2012. Add to this unprecedented growth in the demand for compliance and support staff created by Dodd-Frank, and the elimination of the general solicitation ban mandated by the JOBS Act, and you have a very promising outlook for job opportunities in [...]

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Dodd-Frank Act Results in Employment Opportunities for Lawyers

January 24, 2013

Private equity firms and hedge funds with assets under management greater than or equal to $150 million are required to register with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) under the terms of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which was signed into law July 11, 2010. Scope The Dodd-Frank Act is enormous [...]

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More Hedge Fund Jobs if the General Solicitation Ban is Lifted

December 21, 2012

The Securities and Exchange Commission voted in late August to abolish the general solicitation ban for hedge funds, private equity firms, and venture capitalists. This ban, in force since the 1930’s, while intended to protect investors, had the unintended consequence of keeping many potential investors in the dark with regard to available investment opportunities. That [...]

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Small and Large Hedge Fund Managers View JOBS Act Through Different Lens

July 11, 2012

It’s a bit of an understatement to say the hedge fund industry has come under tremendous scrutiny in recent years. Regulators and politicians have engaged in a race to impose their collective will and new rules on the industry as a whole. Fair to say that the vast majority of newly enacted or proposed regulations [...]

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How to Assemble Your Hedge Fund Team

January 27, 2011

Starting a hedge fund is the ultimate small business launch: low barriers to entry, loose regulation and, if you know what you’re doing, transcendent profitability. But, like any other entrepreneur, the fledgling hedge fund manager needs to understand how and when to bring in the pros. Everybody has skill gaps. Nobody can be in two [...]

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Hot IR Chicks for Hedge Fund Marketing?

January 10, 2011

The people skills needed for Investor Relations at hedge funds don’t always come naturally to the number-crunching quants. So many firms outsource this job to bright, socially competent and, as New York Magazine pointed out recently, aesthetically pleasing young women. For every Nicholas Gentileschi or Josh Birnbaum, they say, there are a dozen “sallow-skinned, mouth-breathing [...]

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Looking at Hedge Fund Marketing Jobs

June 22, 2010

As a fund moves from “family and friends” to raising capital from foundations, family offices and institutional investors, the hedge fund marketing strategy gets more advanced. And, in the early going, most of the team is contributing to the hedge fund marketing efforts. Emerging hedge funds want experienced marketers who can effectively raise capital and [...]

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