How can I eventually become a Hedge fund manager? If ever?
I've always been sort of into business-y type things and more recently I've learned quite a bit about the market and have even started reading investopedia whenever I get bored. For some reason, recently I have been absolutely captivated by hedge funds...though many can have legally dubious activities going on in the background.
Hi Charles - the most important thing you can do to start is get the right education. I recommend studying computational mathematics, quantitative finance, economics, or math related field, or combination of these. Business Administration is more general business concept, and will not help as much with the more complex mathematical skill needed if you want to manage investments for a group of people, and be successful. I also recommend getting the CFA designation. This training will also help you prepare for what you will need to know to be a hedge fund manager. Do you read Wall Street Journal? I suggest starting to do this on a daily basis. Your library should have free copies of the financial publications. It is very important to stay abreast of current events. Have you started to save money to begin managing your own personal investment portfolio? There are brokerages out there that are free (Robinhood) where you can start to invest on your own, on a small scale, so you begin to get an idea of what it's like to manage your own portfolio. I am currently pursuing my CFA, read the Wall Street Journal on a daily basis, and in hindsight, I would major in Math, not Business. Let me know if you have other questions. Good luck, Giacomo
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