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How to Switch from the Sell Side to Buy Side – Interview

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Many analysts aspire to switch from the sell side to buy side. The work is similar, but the buy side offers more rewarding work, a portfolio to measure your performance, and a higher compensation trajectory. Making this switch is competitive, especially if you have a perceived weakness going into recruiting season.

When I walked into each buy side interview, I was always ready to talk about my college major. I pursued a computer science degree and had no finance-related extracurricular activities or internships in college. I had to sell my passion for investing to each interviewer…

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Hedge Fund Salaries – Everything You Need to Know [Infographic]

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How much do hedge fund analysts make? That’s one of the first questions people often think about when they are interested in buy side careers.  Unlike investment banking or management consulting compensations, which are structured clearly by year and group,  hedge fund salaries vary drastically by asset type, AUM, location, and culture.

Which makes knowing your expected salary range even more important for folks coming out of the 2 year investment banking and management consulting programs. Will you be making more at a hedge fund than in investment banking or consulting? By how much?…

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7 Best Sources to Find Hedge Fund Jobs

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Searching for relevant hedge fund jobs is like a perpetual scavenger hunt, especially compared to the college days of investment banking or consulting recruiting. We no longer have a career office that streamlines the application and interview process for us. Now we are out on our own in the wild, hunting for the best buy side opportunities among a mish-mash of career sites.

The hedge fund and long-only opportunities that you’ve seen typically come from recruiters’ outreach to potential candidates. However, the vast majority of buy side jobs are still found by candidates proactively searching through online job postings, which is particularly effective when combined with email networking to establish the personal connection…

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