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Hedge Fund Jobs Overview

Hedge fund managers are primarily involved with making certain that the performance of a certain group of underlying assets (known collectively as a "fund") performs well. They are also concerned with the means by which the values of a portfolio can be increased over time while avoiding unnecessary risk. Not only are hedge fund jobs extremely challenging, but they can be financially rewarding. According to the investment firm Barclay Hedge, successful managers may enjoy additional commissions of up to four per cent of the total value of the fund in question.

Hedge Fund Jobs Educational Requirements

The majority of hedge fund jobs will require at least a bachelor's degree in finance or accounting. Of course, more specialised positions within this field such as a financial analyst may dictate that a master's degree is appropriate. A strong background in economics and international finance is also highly recommended, as many hedge funds are now found within global markets. Previous experience within wealth management companies could also be an excellent advantage in terms of superseding any competition.

Hedge Fund Jobs Market

According to the National Careers Service, the current market for hedge fund jobs is quite strong. By the year 2020, it is expected that no less than 1.76 million individuals throughout the United Kingdom will be working within the hedge fund sector or a similar industry. This is in contrast to the estimated 1.64 million who are currently employed. It is expected that the number of firms and individuals requiring a professional hedge fund manager should rise as they seek to secure profits into the future.

Hedge Fund Jobs Salary Information

The salary associated with any hedge fund job can substantially vary due to the inclusion of commissions, as well as any additional bonuses. Payscale estimates that a hedge fund management accountant can expect to earn an approximate base salary of £35,000.

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