Some hedge funds are hiring

By | November 19, 2012

If you’re trying to get into a hedge fund you could start by looking at Brevan Howard in Switzerland. According to Bloomberg, they want to hire around 35 people in Geneva before the middle of next year. Bloomberg doesn’t state whether these will be people traders or support staff, so unfortunately most are likely to be the latter.

If you’re not keen on moving to Switzerland but are prepared to work for a start up hedge fund in London, here you can find a list of hedge funds which have opened London during the three months.

Basically they have all said they may be hiring sometime in 2013–if things go well-, so it could be a good idea to revisit this list after all those Christmas celebrations.

1) BlueQuant Capital Management

FSA page: Click here.

What and who? Market neutral arbitrage fund investing in a portfolio of developed market equities primarily focused on Western Europe. Starting out with under $10m. Set up by former Credit Suisse prop trader Yves Bentz

What they said about hiring: Maybe in the next 12 months.

2) OVS Capital

FSA page: Click here.

What and who? Event-driven European equity-focused fund founded by Sam Morland of multi-strategy firm HBK Capital Management.

What they said about hiring: Still waiting to see how things pan out.

3) Nightscape Capital

FSA page: Click here.

What and who? A value focused credit fund taking liquid positions across the whole capital structure. Set up by the senior team who left Sandelman Partners, a multi-strategy hedge fund, last year.

What they said about hiring: Only after the second half of 2011.

4) Paris Capital

FSA page: Click here.

What and who? $50m relative value hedge fund founded by the former management team at Belgium’s KBC Alternative Investment Management arm.

What they said about hiring: They are hiring but likely to fill vacancies by word of mouth.

5) SkyLine Capital

FSA page: Click here.

What and who? Global long/short equity fund focused on emerging markets. Founded with friends’ money by former manager at Nevsky Fund and head of public sector at Barclays.

What they said about hiring: Not hiring at the moment.

6) Sorrell Capital

FSA page: Click here.

What and who? Global opportunities fund with a “long/short discretionary, global macro strategy.” Set up by Robert Sorrell, ex-Goldman banker and son of WPP chief executive Martin Sorrell.

What they said about hiring: They will start hiring by mid 2011.

7) TRG Management UK

FSA page: Click here.

What and who? EMEA office of Emerging markets asset manager The Rohatyn Group.

What they said about hiring: They have no specific hiring plans.

8) Warwick Capital Partners

FSA page: Click here.

What and who? European distressed and special situations fund set up by the global credit team at Polygon Investment Partners.

What they said about hiring: May consider hiring if capital growth happens faster than anticipated.

9) Zedd Capital

FSA page: Click here.

What and who? Long/short equity fund founded by David Staton, a former Goldman, Merrill, Tribeca and CQS employee.

What they said about hiring: Yes, they’re hiring, but you may need to use your network, as they don’t want to be deluged with telephone calls.

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