Hi Bearish, Thanks for the post but I meant Manhattan in the New York City area sorry that I didn't make it clear. The company seems interesting and I'll keep that as one of my options.
OK - you seem to be taking this in good spirit. Your original post has some issues, and geographic precision is not near the top of the list. Wanting to become a hedge fund trader has a very 90's sound to it. Early to mid 90's to be more precise. What do you want to trade? Why a hedge fund? Why not a bank or a traditional asset manager? Why a trader and not a portfolio manager? Are you aware that most trading in many markets is done by computer algorithms these days? From my experience hanging around trading desks for the last 25-odd years, it's not at all clear that either your economics degree or your personal account trading experience counts in your favor, let alone qualifies you for a trading job. On the topic of small hedge funds, they have fundamental structural problems these days, as costs have gone up (data feeds and compliance, in particular) and fees are coming down. Most of them fail to reach critical mass before running out of money. It's a bit like the restaurant business, really. And, no, they don't usually need inexperienced traders.