What is the best way to gain entry into a hedge fund job? How can I get in with no experience?

I have worked at a retail bank as a financial specialist and am interested in working for a hedge fund. I have a 4 year BA degree but in english, not anything finance related. I have 4 years in retail banking and am wondering how I can get into a hedge fund. I have been applying at wirehouses to get licensed but am clueless as to how to get to where I need to be.

Asked By: fahim b - 2/25/2008
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I am actually writing an article on this for a major financial publication. Here is a preview of the rough draft which addresses your question. If you are interested I have 275 more hedge fund articles on my hedge fund blog at or More
Answered By: Richard Wilson - 2/26/2008
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The first answer is fantastic, I'm actually going to offer a look from the inside, as I've spent the last 8 months working for a hedge fund. Hedge funds are traditionally very picky, they look for MBA grads and recruit heavily at the top business schools. They also look for people who have professional designations (... More
Answered By: financegal27 - 2/28/2008
I worked in a hedge fund/alternative investment group at a major wire house before going on to teach business... More
Answered By: Xknows - 2/29/2008
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