All of our jobs in hedge funds are listed in this sector. Hedge fund managers are usually the outsiders in financial services. Most are former traders or fund managers who have been very successful and as a result have now chosen to work independently with a hedge fund career. The phrase "hedge fund" has come from the idea that money managers can hedge their bets to make sure they make money no matter which way the market goes.
One way of making money in a falling market is through "short-selling." Short sellers first borrow the stock they think is valued too highly and then sell it on at that high price. If the price falls as they expect, they purchase the stock back at a lower price and return it to the initial lender.
Hedge funds usually fall into one of a few types, depending upon investment strategy. These may include global macro funds (funds focused on global trends rather than any movement in particular stocks), event-driven funds (funds that aim to profit from single events such as mergers and acquisitions or bankruptcies) or relative arbitrage funds (funds that exploit differences in prices for the same products). A relative arbitrage fund would buy something where it's cheaper and at the same time sell where it's more expensive.
Investors can also put their money into "funds of hedge funds" because single hedge funds are risky. These aim to invest money across a number of different hedge funds in order to spread the risk.
We list a number of various hedge fund jobs here, including areas such as analysis (analyzing what the hedge fund plans to invest in), sales, marketing and investor relations (these positions meet with investors and sell the merits of the fund), and trading (actually executing the developed investment strategy and buying and selling financial products). Hedge fund traders are execution traders. They do not make judgments on their own but mainly trade on the recommendations of the analysts.
Hedge funds also employ in other sectors. They will need people to work in risk and in HR and compliance to keep the business running smoothly.
A large number of hedge funds are based in Switzerland, particularly in Zurich. In the U.S., hedge funds are frequently based in New York and Connecticut. Meanwhile, Singapore is a growing center for hedge funds in Asia.
As the hedge fund industry expands, it has become more likely to take on institutional investors. This means that there is increasing similarity between jobs in hedge funds and those in long-only asset management.
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|Head of Operations/Compliance Manager - Hedge Fund||Webbe International Competitive||Singapore||19 Jun 13|
Hedge Fund seeking a seasoned industry expert for management position.
|QA Manager at a Hedge Fund||Fusionfind LLC Competitive base/bonus||Boston, MA||19 Jun 13|
Hands-on QA Manager
|Senior High Frequency Trading Systems Architect & Developer||Not Disclosed Competitive with experience||New York City, NY||18 Jun 13|
We are a small sophisticated proprietary trading/hedge fund firm specializing in global equity strategies and ...
|Hong Kong - Delta One Sales||Macquarie Competitive||Hong Kong SAR||18 Jun 13|
The Macquarie Securities Group has an opportunity for a Delta One Salesperson to join the team in Hong Kong.
|Head of Valuation Control / IPV – Asset Manager– Strong package||Mondrian Alpha negotiable||Singapore||18 Jun 13|
A rapidly expanding Asset Management house are looking to make a key hire to support business growth and plans...
|Head of Product Control & IPV – Hedge Fund – Fixed Term Contract||Mondrian Alpha negotiable||UK-London||18 Jun 13|
A London based Hedge fund are looking to make a key hire to support business growth.
|Head of Operations – Hedge Fund – Exciting growth potential||Mondrian Alpha negotiable||UK-London||18 Jun 13|
A hedge fund going through a period of strong expansion require a key hire to support recent growth and to sup...
|Hedge Fund Finance Director – COO/CFO & Partner Progression – Strong package||Mondrian Alpha negotiable||UK-London||18 Jun 13|
A Hedge Fund that has enjoyed strong performance and growth since launch is looking for a key hire to fall in ...
|Exotics P&L + Risk Controller (Trading Floor), AVP, FO progression possible||Mondrian Alpha negotiable||Singapore||18 Jun 13|
A rapidly expanding IB are looking for an AVP level product controller to move in to its P&L + Risk Control fu...
|C++/Unix Programmer||Stevens Capital Management LP OPEN||Radnor, PA||18 Jun 13|
Working with distributed multithreaded systems
|Quantitative Financial Analyst||Stevens Capital Management LP OPEN||Radnor, PA||18 Jun 13|
Conducting quantitative finance research
|Quantitative Research Analyst||Stevens Capital Management LP OPEN||Radnor, PA||18 Jun 13|
Quantitative finance research with a focus on statistical and predictive models
|Sr C++ Developer - Financial Trading Infrastructure||Stevens Capital Management LP OPEN||Radnor, PA||18 Jun 13|
Designing and developing distributed, multithreaded systems.
|Text Mining Sentiment Analyst||Stevens Capital Management LP OPEN||Radnor, PA||18 Jun 13|
Conduct text mining and sentiment analysis on large news data
|Associate - Private Equity||One Search Market Compensation||UK-London||18 Jun 13|
Multi-Billion Private Equity fund seeks Associate hire
|Investment Analyst (Credit)||One Search Market Compensation||UK-London||18 Jun 13|
A rare opportunity for an Analyst to join a leading European Credit Investor, with new capital to deploy and a...
|Associate - Distressed Debt||One Search Market Compensation||UK-London||18 Jun 13|
Leading Distressed Debt Fund seeks Associate for London team
|Analyst - Sub-Investment Credit||One Search Market Compensation||UK-London||18 Jun 13|
This leading global investment management company currently manages assets in excess of $5 billion across emer...
|Recently Qualified Fund Accountant - Hedgefund/Asset Management||Eximius Group Up to £70,000||UK-London||18 Jun 13|
This is an excellent opportunity for a recently qualified accountant (0-2 years) to enter a leading Hedge fund...
|Senior Corporate Actions||Careers Register €50-55k||Ireland-Dublin||18 Jun 13|
Do you have 5+ years experience in Corporate Actions? Permanent opportunity based in Dublin.
|Assistant Manager - Finance||Michael Page Financial Services. £40,000 - £55,000||UK-London||18 Jun 13|
A Partnership that manages a range of funds investing in european public companies is looking to appoint an As...
|Analyst/Associate – Private Equity (Controlled Investing)||One Search Competitive||UK-London||18 Jun 13|
A rare opportunity for a top ranked analyst/associate from a leading investment bank to join one of the world'...
|Global Equity Analyst||One Search Competitive||UK-London||18 Jun 13|
An opportunity for an experienced Global Equity Analyst to join an established long-short hedge fund in London...
|Senior Scientist - Investment Management - London||Winton Capital Management Industry leading plus bonus and benefits||UK-London||18 Jun 13|
One of the world''s leading systematic investment funds seeks a talented applied scientist with experience of...
|Global Investment Sales - Distribution - Leading Hedge Fund||Not Disclosed Excellent base + bonus + benefits||UK-London||18 Jun 13|
Our firm is a leading Alternative Investment Management company with assets under management currently standi...
|Data Scientist - Algo Hedge Fund - London||Not Disclosed Industry leading||UK-London||18 Jun 13|
Do you like solving real world problems involving large data sets? If so, keep reading.
|Statistical Research Scientist - Hong Kong||Not Disclosed Excellent salary plus quarterly bonus &...||Hong Kong SAR||18 Jun 13|
Do you know your Gaussian from your Poisson? An exponent from an exponential? Dabbled in log-normal or maxed ...
|Business Development Manager - Alternative Investments||Not Disclosed Exceptional||UK-London||18 Jun 13|
Our firm is a leading Alternative Investment Management company with assets under management currently standin...
|Data Visualisation Developer||Winton Capital Management Exceptional||UK-London||18 Jun 13|
World of data - we store the billions of records that are created each day by thousands of markets - economic ...
|Investment Analyst - Scientific Investment Management - London||Not Disclosed Excellent basic plus quarterly bonus & b...||UK-London||18 Jun 13|
One of Europe's largest scientific investment management companies is looking to hire a talented graduate to a...