Is becoming a hedge fund manager a safe thing to do in this economy of ours?

I just picked math at a local Community College as a major thinking I'd study it until the graduate level, when I can minor in Accounting or Economics. Is it worth it at this time period, and is there a safety net to fall back on?

Asked By: Johnny M - 12/16/2010
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Huh? Math is always good because it gives you options for alternate careers. As far as hedge fund managers go, that depends strongly on whether there actually is a job market and whether you are good at it,
Answered By: Hockey - 12/16/2010
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You joke, but I sort-of did that. I took classes at community college when I couldn't afford to go back to my 4-year college, collected cash, went back and graduated then got a Ph.D. in stats, taught for awhile, worked in hedge funds for awhile, then went to managing my own, (then got sued to death, etc)....
Answered By: JoeyV - 12/16/2010
you don't just "become" a hedge fund mgr - you would probably need at least an MBA in Finance and a lot of years experience as a stock analyst to have any chance at getting into any kind of Mutual Fund Mgmt... More
Answered By: Zarg222 - 12/16/2010
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