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New post 11 Jun 2012, 09:54
Hi all,

My brief intro

Nationality: Indian


Bcom hons(Calcutta University)-58%

Work ex- 5 years at the time of matriculation (2 years family business, was responsible for adding and marketing various new products in the product line offered. Traveled extensively across India and established an excellent network for these product. After that 2 year as Prop Derivative trader trading STIR markets and Fixed income markets, & FX options. Currently working as a Calypso consultant responsible for front office calypso implementation, requires onsite work across south east asia. )

CFA level 3 candidate, FRM cleared. Also cleared the first 3 levels of MS finance course from ICFAI university.
Extra Curri- Descent(Rowing,Tennis. Involved with an NGO which works for upliftment of Underprivileged children.) Faculty member in an institute which imparts training for CFA & FRM.

I plan to apply for class of 2013-15. Plan to give GMAT and targeting a score of around 720+.
Post MBA I want to continue working in Financials services Industry or Consultancy. As a part of a trading desk or into Research. My long term career goal is to be a part of the hedge fund industry. Can you guys please throw some light on my profile and suggest whether its suitable for the following B schools:

1)Chicago Booth
2)NYU Stern
3)UCLA Anderson
4)University of California at Berkeley: Haas
5)Michigan Ross

Please throw some light on whether my profile is competitive for the selected Bschools, and what are the areas which needs to be improved.


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New post 13 Jun 2012, 07:08
i'd say you got the right schools in NYU and Chicago. they'll be able to take you to where you want to go career-wise. when applying, i'd suggest you get super crisp on your work experience. it's a bit hard to follow the way you've described it, and it feels very technical/jargon-y. Take it to common sense language and get clear on your career goals. it's not enough to say you want to be in the hedge fund industry. you'll need to say why and how. what is it about your background that makes this career path plausible for you?

It's very limited data to work from, but these are where i see your challenges and opportunities.

hope that's helpful
-james young
Former Kellogg adcom member, offering a new approach to MBA Admissions Consulting.

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New post 14 Jun 2012, 10:27
As a Hedge fund insider(I used to be an analyst at one of the bigger players in Connecticut) . I'd tell you that happiest hunting grounds for the bigger hedge funds have been Columbia, NYU, Chicago, Harvard, Yale and Wharton. HF interviews have a reputation for being nasty. contrary to common belief most big hedge funds such as Bridgewater, Man Group, Paulson and Co, SAC capital and like don't hire many candidates with a CFA charter (and B-shools know this) . On the other hand Mutual funds and research houses love to hire CFAs. Most HFs that are big ( long-short and Global Macros) have amazing training programs and they mostly recruit extra sharp, type A graduates. In short you'll have to do a lot of digging to convince B-shools that you're a good fit for a career in the HF industry. Additionally, you may also want to look into what type of Hedge fund you want to target as the they have very different investment philosophies. For example, HFs with a value bias love Columbia, Global Macros like Yale and Harvard, while Quant heavy types like Chicago and Wharton a lot. Once you do your digging you'll need to identify and target your schools accordingly.

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