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How Connecticut Lost a $10 Billion Hedge Fund Manager

Edward Lampert is one of the wealthiest people in America. He is the chairman of Sears Holding Corporation and the founder and CEO of ESL Investments, a hedge fund that is estimated to be worth more than $10 billion. Up until last year, he brought most of his wealth to Greenwich, Connecticut. That changed as soon as the state raised […]

Why One Man Left UBS for a Better Life in Florida

For now and the foreseeable future, New York will continue to be the leader of the financial sector. But as we have learned, you don’t have to be on Wall Street to succeed in this industry. Evan Rapoport, CEO of HedgeCo Networks, recently lured Brett Langbert away from New York City. With more than 17 years of experience (he spent […]

How to Go On Interviews While You’re Still Employed

When looking for work, unemployed job seekers do not have to hide their search for a new gig. More often than not, it is better to loudly tell the world that they are currently looking for work. The more people they talk to, the more doors that will be opened. On the other hand, job seekers that are still employed […]

Is it Wise to Sell Out and Take a Lower-Paying Job?

There are few things in life that are as awful as losing a job. In addition to the loss of financial security and the independence that comes with having a job, there is a tremendous amount of stress that comes with the loss. When a new job is finally attainable, some individuals are surprised to learn that their next employer […]

The Secret to Getting a Raise

There are many challenges that every job seeker must face, even after landing a job. One day every man and woman must walk over to their boss’s office and politely ask, “Can I have more money?” Obviously the question is never that simple and cannot be asked so plainly. Rather, the quest for a raise must be approached delicately, thoughtfully […]

Five Skills You Should Obtain to Advance Your Career in 2013

With every new year comes a host of new challenges. In the financial sector, those challenges include an evolving job market and a growing number of people who are fighting for every job. What can a job seeker do to stand out? What skills can he or she obtain to become a stronger candidate? To find out, StreetID turned to […]

Bloomberg TV: Is 2013 the Year for a Long/Short Equity Comeback?

Will More Hedge Funds Move to Florida?

Hedge funds are packing up and heading south. Is this a continuing trend or a brief part of the financial sector’s ongoing evolution? Apex Fund Services — one of the world’s largest independent fund administration companies with more than $20 billion of assets under administration — recently opened a new office in Miami, Florida. Vincent M. Sarullo, Managing Director of […]

Did the Fall of Banks Create New Opportunities for Hedge Funds?

For several months hedge funds have been accused of luring top talent away from banks and other financial institutions. This is partially due to the fact that banks are not what they used to be; the salary, stability and bonus packages have greatly decreased. Hedge funds have been more than welcome to fill the void. Thalius Hecksher, Global Head of […]

The Path to Success for Lawyers on Wall Street

When people think of jobs on Wall Street, they often imagine a bunch of accountants, analysts, stockbrokers, mathematicians and other brainy types. But not everyone in the financial sector follows the same path. There is more than enough room for people with other backgrounds — particularly lawyers. “If people want to go into this industry, there are a lot of […]

Dodd-Frank Caused a Compliance Hiring Boom

Few Wall Street professionals were thrilled about the implementation of Dodd-Frank and other forms of regulation. But it seems to have been a blessing for those who specialize in compliance. “With Dodd-Frank, with the regulations that came out of that, and with the regulations that are coming out still, I’m seeing lots of hiring of CCOs and lots of other […]

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 […]

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 […]




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