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"What research tools can I consult in my search for a job with a hedge fund?"

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Since hedge funds often do not actively seek publicity, searching for information on hedge funds can be quite difficult. There are, however, a few sources of information you can consult.

  • Start your search with our Finance Jobs – Career Research for MBAs guide.
  • Bigdough is a proprietary database of over 40,000 fund managers, analysts and senior managers, 11,000 sell side staff (brokers) and 6,000 media contacts and is the world’s most innovative provider of capital markets contact and ownership data. Access to Bigdough.com is restricted to current faculty, staff, and residential students of the Johnson Graduate School of Management. Note that Cornell does not have full access to all facets of Bigdough.
  • Capital IQ can be used to identify and learn more about hedge funds. Capital IQ is only available to current members of the Johnson School community, on campus or remotely, and requires registration for a personal account. Access is only available during the academic year.
  • Bloomberg can also be used to identify hedge funds via its Fund Search (FSRC [GO]) function with a screen on Security Type and any other criteria you wish to add.
  • HedgeWorld Daily/Inside Edge is available in LexisNexis. Since 1999 this publication has been providing comprehensive institutional coverage on the hedge fund and alternative investment industry.
  • Hedge Fund Research is a site which requires registration but provides detailed index data on over 1,900 funds as well as a quarterly report on the entire hedge fund industry. Registration can take upwards of a week to clear, so you may not be able to search the database immediately.
  • The hedge fund career book, Hedge Me: An Insider's Guide to US Hedge Fund Job Opportunities is available at ILR.