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Hedge Fund Managers

Overview

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.

Salary Range

$100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Master's Degree

Certification/License

Recommended

Outlook

Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Personality Traits

Enterprising

Organized

Realistic

Career Ladder
Fund Manager

Partner

Senior Associate

Associate/Analyst