Survey: Hedge Fund Compensation Rises In 2014

Dec 30 2014 | 12:18pm ET

Increasing Hiring

Compensation growth trends showed not only a continuation, but an acceleration of trends observed in 2013, including greater transparency and use of deferred compensation, reported Glocap. Firms placed a premium on individuals across all roles, including those in operational and risk groups, which are able to operate as client-facing resources. As a result of competition from other hedge funds, as well as industries including private equity, venture capital, and other financial services, new trends for qualified candidates include shorter evaluation timeframes, earlier involvement of more senior management personnel from the hiring firm and a greater likelihood of receiving offers from multiple firms.

“While hiring in recent years has been more opportunistic, there has been a greater urgency in 2014 to filling key roles at hedge funds; the time from introduction to a candidate starting has decreased from six months to three months. Examples are increasing of hiring in just a few weeks, especially when someone has left a fund that is folding, or when there are multiple funds chasing the same candidate,” said Keizner.

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