At the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), we are keen to support the next generation of hedge fund professionals and build a fair and balanced industry. In an industry whose core purpose is to manage the money of people and institutions from across the globe, there can only be space for individuals with varied interests, ideas and inspirations – someone like you. Whether you are a student unsure of where your next step lies or a career-changer looking for a new challenge, AIMA has created a guide to help you to understand and kickstart a career in hedge funds.
Informed by the experiences and advice of around 50 hedge fund professionals, the guide breaks down the industry and various career opportunities within. Starting with an overview of what differentiates hedge funds from traditional forms of investment, we set out the types of roles and tasks that you can expect at both a hedge fund manager and the professional services firms that form a part of the hedge fund ‘ecosystem’, a number of entry routes and some key practices to help launch your career.
Associate, Markets, Governance and Innovation
Podcast - The Long-Short
The Long-Short is a new podcast by the Alternative Investment Management Association, focusing on the very latest insights on hedge funds and private credit. Each episode will examine topical areas of interest from across the alternative investment universe with news, views and analysis delivered by AIMA’s global team, as well as a host of industry experts.
In this episode, marking the launch of AIMA’s careers guide, The Long-Short spoke to Katherine Abrat, COO of Arkkan Capital, and Eleanor Davidson, Quantitative Researcher at Aspect Capital – two of the guide’s contributors - and to AIMA’s Aniqah Rao, Associate – Markets, Governance and Innovation, who authored the paper, to learn more about career opportunities within the global hedge fund industry.
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