A Day in the Life of a (Hot) Hedge Fund Investor Relations E

by Derek Loosvelt | July 21, 2010

Following up its Foxes of Wall Street, New York Magazine now delivers the Ladies of Investor Relations, a list of the supposedly loveliest female executives working inside hedge funds today.

After (or before) you take a gander at the 16 head shots of those who made New York's list, take a peek at what a typical day in the life of one of these women looks like (that is, what their life looks like before they slip off their flats and slide into four-inch heels).

The below was excerpted from a previously posted article on Vault.com entitled "A Day in the Life: Hedge Fund Investor Relations"

7:00 a.m.: Arrive at the office, read The Wall Street Journal on the way into work to brief on current events in the market.  Read industry magazines/journals to find out the latest news.

8:00 a.m.: After having coffee and bagel, check e-mails and phone messages from clients.  Respond to client's questions concerning performance of the fund and general market conditions.

9:00 a.m.: Work on writing the monthly newsletter.  This involves getting all the analytics of the fund, which are obtained from the operations manager.  It also requires the fund manager to summarize market conditions for the month and indicate which of the firms' securities were impacted and which were not.  You assist the fund manager in gathering the market data.

10:00 a.m.: Get called into a meeting with a potential investor by the hedge fund manager.  Present the terms and conditions of investing with the fund: lockup periods, minimum investment, etc.  The manager has already gone over the returns of the fund and his investment philosophy.

11:30 a.m.: Leave for a lunch in Midtown with an existing investor in the fund.  This lunch was arranged to discuss a potential investment in a new fund that we are launching.  Over lunch, you discuss the existing performance of our fund, general market conditions and what differences the new fund would mean to his portfolio.

2:00 p.m.: Arrive back from lunch to many e-mails and voice messages.  Respond to the e-mails, and continue to write the monthly newsletter as well as researching the macro economic conditions for the past month.

3:00 p.m.: Speak to capital introductions group at a leading prime broker to discuss their next conference and to see if the firm can present at it.  The conference is full for speakers, but the firm will attend.

4:00 p.m.: Arrange meetings with potential investors for the fund manager.  Continue with the monthly newsletter.  This usually takes a few full days to complete since the coordination of the different departments can be timely.

5:30 p.m.: Leave for a dinner in Midtown with a potential investor in the fund and the hedge fund manager to discuss the investor's potential investment into a new fund the firm is launching.  Over dinner, you discuss the existing performance of our funds, general market conditions and what investing in the new fund would mean to his portfolio.

8:00 p.m.: After dinner, grab a cab home and crash to Soho House.

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