How to get into a hedge fund

Hedge fund: two short words loaded with intrigue and glamour. Of all the City sectors, working for a hedge fund is one of the most sought after – few industries have such powerful connotations of wealth and prestige. That must make it an incredibly tough one to break into, right?

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5 first rungs on the City ladder

Have you just graduated and dream of making it big in the City? Good, because in a sector where hard work, determination and grit are rewarded at every turn, entry-level City jobs and entry-level finance jobs abound. What’s more, many entry-level roles come with highly desirable on-the-job training and financial incentives that might make your non-finance counterparts jealous…

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Are you getting paid enough?

It’s the perennial question: are you getting paid enough, and what does “enough” mean, anyway? We spoke to three recruitment experts to try to make some sense of the salary maze…

Are you getting paid enough?

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Why is demand for City lawyers rising?

In theory, lawyers ought to be experiencing a decline in demand as increasingly automation does the work that they used to. 

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The lost art of deal-making

If you want a career in the City, you’ll need to be a good negotiator. It’s a skill that pops up again and again. You could be a broker talking to a client about how many shares they should buy in a company you are tipping or a business development officer pitching to win new business. Negotiation is everything. But can it be learnt?



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