Tuesday, 30 September 2014
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May 17 2012 | 9:56am ET
It seems that Peter Thiel doesn't always think a pricey college education is such a bad thing.
A year after making a splash by creating a fellowship program for 20 would-be entrepreneurs under the age of 20—with the express requirement that they drop out of college—Thiel's new hedge fund is looking for analysts. And they better not have dropped out before they turned 20.
San Francisco-based Thiel Capital posted a job listing on LinkedIn for an investment analyst for a new global macro fund it is incubating. In addition to two to three years' experience, the posting said the ideal candidate would have a "high GPA from top-tier university."
At least it did before Slate's Matt Yglesia pointed out the seeming hypocrisy—seeming, of course, because there's a difference between an entrepreneur and a junior hedge fund analyst. As of today, Thiel specifies that "no college degree is required." Of course, the ideal candidate would still have "quantitative skills in a field such as computer science, mathematics, statistics, physics or engineering." The ad does not indicate where, outside of a college, one might acquire such skills, but if you've managed it, get your résumé ready.
Sep 22 2014 | 4:15pm ET
"I tell people that everybody likes good news and so if you have good performance that’s wonderful,” explains Mike McKitish of Peddie School's endowment, “but it’s the people that want to talk about the bad news or where they drifted and how they came back and how they stayed to their discipline…” that he wants to hear from. Read more…
Aug 25 2014 | 11:21am ET
As many of you know, FINalternatives was recently acquired by the owners of Futures magazine, a firm called The Alpha Pages LLC. Today marks the soft-launch of a new sister site for both publications. As its name suggests, The Alpha Pages will cover all types of alternative investments, going far beyond the more well-known ones such as hedge funds and private equity. Read more…
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