Hedge Fund Job Titles Defined

Hedge Fund Analyst A person who spends their day tracking the activities of people whose job they would have liked. Quantitative Researcher A person who can attach probabilities to future events by looking backwards. Portfolio Manager A person who has an enormous breadth of knowledge across a range of industries and is an expert in […] Read more »

Translations of a Due Diligence Meeting for a Hedge Fund

A well prepared due diligence meeting has a subtext. The following translations will help hedge fund managers understand from where their interrogators (and potential investors) are coming. Do you have any plans to add any employees? (Do you plan to re-model your house in the near future or are you going to back the growth […] Read more »

Heightened Uncertainty

By Simon Kerr   All those who engage with markets always have to cope with uncertainty, and so it helps to have an over-arching investment thesis to put everything in context. I have particularly heightened uncertainty to cope with today as I don’t know what I’m getting for Christmas. In that spirit I offer you […] Read more »

Investing Jargon

From Hedge Fund Insight staff     Bear Market — A 6 to 18 month period when the kids get no allowance, the wife gets no jewelry and the husband gets no sex. Bull Market — A random market movement causing an investor to mistake himself for a financial genius. Call Option — Something people […] Read more »