Anonyme , Hedge fund analyst

“ Analytical and interpersonal skills ”

Avis déposé le 25/07/2013

Note globale : ★★★★

Intérêt du métier ★★★★

Diversité des missions ★★★★★

Perspectives d’évolution ★★★★★

Responsabilités ★★★★

Equilibre vie pro / privée ★★★★★


Est-ce que vous pouvez nous présenter votre métier ?


At present, as a Hedge Funds/Alternative UCITS funds analyst in the Research Department at MondoAlternative, in Milan, I have 3 years experience in conducting analysis/research to gather information about fund managers and their investment approach. I attend company and fund presentation meetings and prepare clear, concise reports based on the meeting and other documentation available. I am also responsible for managing and developing the internal databases of more than 2,000 Hedge Funds and of almost 600 Alternative UCITS compliant funds; I ensure internal databases are maintained up to date with current information working closely with highly qualified industry experts such as fund managers, product specialists, fund service providers to ensure timely receipt of information on the funds monitored. I conduct research projects and quantitative analysis on hedge fund strategies, fund managers and market dynamics to be published on MondoAlternative's magazines and other quarterly reports. Qualitative projects aim at gathering information about hedge funds market dynamics, industry structure and key-players through ad hoc questionnaires and interviews with fund managers and industry experts. Quantitative analyses are focused on risk/performance analysis such as risk adjusted performance measures, multi-factor models, style analysis, performance persistence and tracking error analysis. Furthermore, I am serving as member of the Technical Committee for the development and management of the Alternative Ucits indexes launched on 1st January 2011 in collaboration with Eurizon Capital.


Quels sont les principaux attraits du métier ?


Hedge Funds and Alternative UCITS Funds analyst in the Research Department: - Conduct quantitative analysis covering all hedge fund strategies, such as risk factor models, style analysis, risk adjusted performance analysis, performance persistence and asset allocation analysis; evaluate and analyze investment performance and portfolio characteristics - Conduct qualitative surveys on Hedge Funds industry, market dynamics and interview fund managers - Assisting the editorial team in supplying graphs and statistical analysis to supplement articles and contributing and writing research articles throughout the year - Attend fund presentation meetings and prepare clear, concise reports based on the meeting and other documentation available - Drafting of monthly performance reports to clients on a timely and accurate basis presenting complex data effectively - Contribute to the development of the research function, improving methods and tools used by the research team - Ensure internal Hedge Funds and Alternative UCITS Funds databases are maintained up to date with current information working closely with highly qualified industry experts; build strong relationships externally with managers and asset management companies - Member of the Technical Committee for the development and management of the Alternative Ucits indexes launched in collaboration with Eurizon Capital


Est-ce que vous voyez des points négatifs ?


When I was at university I was used to work on one project to its completion before starting on another, but now I've learned to work on many projects at the same time, and I think it allows me to be more effective in each one. I feel also a little bit nervous speaking in public but I attended a public speaking course organized by our company last year and now I’m more confindent going through presentation to senior manager and my CEO.


Quelles sont les qualités requises selon vous pour réussir dans ce métier ?


I have excellent quantitative, analytical and interpersonal skills and I believe that my academic background and work experience and above all my enthusiasm would provide an excellent basis for an analyst position