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Category Archives: Financial Job Market

Do Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase and Other Banks Hire More Than They Fire?

It’s no secret that Citigroup has a workforce problem this holiday season. The company may not be planning to layoff as many people as Morgan Stanley did last year, but if the reports are accurate, the firm is not in hiring mode either. Or is it? In North America alone, Citigroup is looking to fill 2,164 positions. Worldwide the company […]

Is Citigroup This Year’s Morgan Stanley?

In 2011, Morgan Stanley had a bit of a workforce problem. The company tried to hold onto its 60,000 employees, but a series of layoffs prevented that from happening. Fast-forward to 2012 and job seekers will notice a different trend. Morgan Stanley is still in the process of reducing its headcount, but the Wall Street job market is much less […]

HedgeCo Networks announces Hedge Fund Job Board on HedgeCo.net

HedgeCo Networks is dedicated to providing the hedge fund industry with products which are specifically tailored to fit the needs of the industry. Over the last 8 years, we have managed the premier Hedge Fund Employment website which has serviced thousands of firms in the financial industry, enabling them to post employment opportunities and find qualified personnel. HedgeCo is now […]

You Don’t Have to Move to New York to Start a Hedge Fund

When investors think of hedge funds, they picture the bustling streets of New York City. They may also think of London, Chicago, or the growing community in Florida. But while many hedge funds have thrived in those locations, you don’t have to move to one of those cities in order to make it big. “Obviously the vast majority are located […]

How to Break Into Finance Without a Degree

Donald E. Conrad didn’t plan on having a career in finance. As an aspiring percussionist, Conrad found himself working as a salesman for Benjamin Moore & Co. “It was a good job, too,” he told StreetID. “I had an expense account, a company car, a decent salary. I was at the high end of my peer group. But I was […]

Hedge Funds Need a Unique Thesis if They Want to Succeed

There are thousands of hedge funds competing in the marketplace. They come in all shapes and sizes, but all too often they approach investors with the same thesis. “The things that everyone sees all the time are long/short and global macro, basically people that are saying, ‘We’re gonna be better than the market’ because we’ve got XYZ experience and we’re […]

Five Tips for Emerging Hedge Fund Managers (And One Thing to Avoid!)

Jed Alpert, Managing Director of Global Marketing at PerTrac, recently provided StreetID with his top five tips for emerging hedge fund managers: “One is focus on performance. It’s going to be the most important thing you can do. Make sure that you are performing as well or better than your peers.” “Make sure you understand what are the criteria that […]

Which Hedge Funds Perform Best in Down Markets?

PerTrac, a provider of analytics, reporting and communications software for investment professionals, released a new report this week detailing the success of hedge funds during years in which the entire sector posted negative performance results. After taking a look at small hedge funds (where assets under management were less than $100M), medium-sized entities (with AUM between $100M and $500M) and […]

Did Bernie Madoff Run a Hedge Fund?

Everyone knows the name Bernie Madoff. But very few people know the true story behind his deceptive Ponzi scheme. “A lot of people don’t know this but Bernie Madoff was not a hedge fund,” Mitch Ackles, President of the Hedge Fund Association and CEO of Hedge Fund PR, told StreetID. “Bernie Madoff was a broker-dealer — a regulated entity. He […]

What Will Happen to Wall Street if Romney Wins?

During the first presidential debate, a Yahoo Finance poll found that 80 percent of voters (33,782) believed Mitt Romney gave a stronger performance than President Obama. Among the praise and critiques of both candidates, one important question has emerged: what will happen to Wall Street if Romney wins in November? “I think they have pretty much more or less settled […]