by Beth Connolly on February 23, 2012
Do you want to get hired by a hedge fund in 2012? The job market is tight, but there’s still some hope. Business Insider reports on the positions that hedge funds need to fill this year–and the added obstacle you face in getting selected for one of them.
The insights come from Bob Olman, managing director at executive search firm Alpha Search Advisory Partners.
#1: Investor Relations. In turbulent economic times like these, hedge funds absolutely have to keep major clients from jumping ship.
#2: Operational Risk. Analysis shows that hedge fund losses are resulting from operations rather than trades, so it looks like it’s time to beef up their risk teams.
Everyone else wants to work at a hedge fund, too. With all of the cutbacks and job insecurity at big banks, a lot of qualified professionals are hopping on over to hedge funds. Try to get there before they do.