Hedge Fund Compliance Professionals

Hedge Fund Compliance Professional Reviews Documents

Hedge fund compliance professionals ensure that their firm is in compliance with U.S. federal laws and regulations (such as the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010), as well as with the rules of self-regulatory organizations.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Chief Compliance Officers, Compliance Analysts, Compliance Directors, Compliance Officers, Senior Compliance Analysts
Duties Implement and oversee compliance monitoring programs at hedge funds
Salary Range $50,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) New York City; Chicago; Greenwich, CT; Boston; San Francisco; Dallas; Stamford, CT; and in other cities with large financial sectors
Minimum Education Level
  • Bachelor's Degree
School Subjects
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Mathematics
Experience Five to 10 years of experience within an asset management environment (top compliance positions); previous work experience, internship, or co-op within an asset management environment (analysts)
Personality Traits
  • Enterprising
  • Hands On
  • Problem-Solving
  • Financial
  • Information Management
  • Leadership
Certification or Licensing Recommended
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Fair
Outlook Faster than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Chief Compliance Officer
  • Compliance Director
  • Compliance Officer
  • Senior Compliance Analyst
  • Compliance Analyst

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