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    http://www.independent.co.uk/student...ct-775907.html

    I'd turn it down. Your work MUST become your life until you're about 55 ish.
    AS IF.
    FO, yes sure, I can quit it when I' around 40 ish maximum, but this...although you can earn into your billions...I DON'T THINK SO!
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    surely if you're just giving me the chance, I can choose to work as much or as little as I like...
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    You're forgetting that hedge fund managers usually make

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    HELL YES....

    the top ones got paid around 4 BILLION dollars a year......

    I'd do it for a year and then retire an obscenely rich and happy man
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    You've got to be in the right place at the right time...
    Agolati are you italian?
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    Depends on how much work I'd have to do, but I think it would still probably beat working with my hands into my 70's.
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    that article is pretty worrying, it reminds of a job advert i read on efinancialcareers...it was for a "senior" quant researcher for an IB. it went on to specify that by senior they meant at least 18 months of experience...i find it difficult to believe most of these people will be working in finance in 5 years...or indeed that the people hiring them have any common sense...
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    every hedge fund manager makes as much money as david tepper
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    every hedge fund follows the same strategy and has the same lifestyle
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    that was the most useless and uninformative article i have ever read
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    seriously you dudes need to get gfs, i cannot emphasize this enough.
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    (Original post by worldisyours)
    seriously you dudes need to get gfs, i cannot emphasize this enough.
    naa m8.. play the field
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    (Original post by worldisyours)
    seriously you dudes need to get gfs, i cannot emphasize this enough.
    You need to chill out. It's just a discussion. I happened to have been considering HF myself.
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    The Independent and their advice on 'how to become a hedgie'

    Tips for becoming a hedgie

    * You need a good degree, preferably in a numerate subject. An MSc could also help as could a CFA (chartered financial analyst) qualification.

    * Show an interest in the stock market by trading your own stocks

    * Get yourself a job in the City to sharpen your teeth as a trader, analyst or by trading with the banks' own money.

    * Be successful, passionate and incredibly driven – but try to find room for a private life too

    * Be reliable and trustworthy

    * Keep your eye on the websites Hedge Week, Hedge Funds Review or Hedge Fund Intelligence.
    I tick 4/5 boxes.

    Now to embark on a MSc and I'm a hedgie.

    If anything, this article has glamorised the profession so much. On another note, I guess turning down a hedge fund is sort of like turning down Cheryl Cole because Ashley Cole 'hit it'. Some would turn it down precisely because Cole 'hit it' while others would jump at the chance.

    Lucrative as it may be, depends on your '15/20 year plan' - if you have one LOL.
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    Er...hell yes.
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    Read 'Money Mavericks' by Lars Kroijer, he managed Holte capital and closed when he was about 34. A good challenge and fun job, media gives the wrong views with the minority being wreckless
 
 
 
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