Hedge Fund Managers

Hedge Fund Manager Speaks to Employees

Hedge fund managers are the “big dogs” of the hedge fund industry. They either run a particular strategy (e.g., long/short equity, event driven, fixed income and credit, macro and managed future, etc.) within a larger hedge fund or manage the entire hedge fund. Many managers are the founders of the firm. Hedge fund managers are also known as portfolio managers (although this title may also refer to those who manage a fund, but don’t own it) or managing partners.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Managing Partners, Portfolio Managers
Duties Oversee a particular investment strategy within a larger hedge fund or manage an entire hedge fund
Salary Range $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
  • Master's Degree
School Subjects
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Mathematics
Experience At least 10 years of investment experience and a proven performance record
Personality Traits
  • Enterprising
  • Organized
  • Realistic
  • Business Management
  • Financial
  • Leadership
Certification or Licensing Recommended
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Fair
Outlook Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Fund Manager
  • Partner
  • Senior Associate
  • Associate/Analyst

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