Hedge Funds, London: currently 162 jobs.The latest job was posted on 27 Oct 20.
Hedge Funds roles in London
Excluding operational and clerical staff, professionals in hedge funds in London have an average salary of around £77,000, with considerable variation at the top end and substantial potential for bonuses and performance related pay. Hedge funds work in a similar way to asset management firms but tend to be smaller companies and are considerably more performance-oriented. They are also more likely to short sell – to try to make money in falling markets than traditional ‘long only’ asset management firms. Typically, people hired into hedge fund companies will have experience and a track record of success in identifying profitable investment opportunities, either in an asset management company or an investment banking context.
At present, hedge funds are looking for Quantitative Analysts and for credit professionals with experience in direct lending. There are also vacancies in compliance and middle office roles. The top jobs in hedge funds for people who are managing the money (i.e. for portfolio managers) tend to be filled based on track records and personal contacts, but throughout the hedge fund industry, employers look for self-starters who can function in an entrepreneurial environment without so many of the processes and systems which are found in larger institutions. Hedge funds usually pay better for similar positions than most other companies, but in return they demand the highest standards and complete dedication.
More about working in London
Mayfair is the part of London where most hedge funds are located, a few miles from the rest of the financial industry in Canary Wharf and the City of London. This is a rich district, full of high-end retail and close to all the major art galleries and venues.
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