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Hedge Fund Analysts


Hedge fund analysts perform detailed research on stocks, bonds, and other securities; commodities; currencies; and hard assets (particularly real estate). Hedge fund firms use this research to make investment decisions that translate (ideally) into large profits for the firm and strong returns for investors. Approximately 262,610 financial analysts are employed in the United States; only a small number work for hedge funds. 

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree




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Chief Investment Officer/Lead Portfolio Manager

Head of Research

Senior Analyst

Junior Analyst