Hedge Funds

Report finds fiercer competition for hedge fund talent

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Certain positions in the hedge fund industry are in high demand, according to a recruitment study released by Russell Reynolds Associates. The recruitment rate for investor relations pros at hedge funds is up over 50% from just two to three years ago, the report finds.

Demand for chief financial and operations officers is up over 15% for the second year in a row, the study says, driven by both regulatory and compliance concerns, as well as the requirements of the growing importance of institutional investors.

While the larger hedge fund industry has suffered flat or lackluster performance in so far