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There are many ways to learn about hedge funds and careers in the industry. First, check out the Hedge Fund Basics section at the Managed Funds Association’s Web site, It offers an easy-to-understand summary of how hedge funds work, a glossary of useful terms, and industry statistics. You should also read industry publications, such as Hedge Week (, to learn about the major players and the latest news. Participate in investment competitions during high school and college to develop your stock-picking skills. The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania offers the Knowledge@Wharton High School Investment Competition, a free, global, online investment simulation for students, ages 14–18, and teachers. According to the Wharton Web site, “students learn about teamwork, communication, risk, diversification, company analysis, industry analysis, and investing.” 

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