The annual Hedge Fund Jobs Digest Compensation Reports are based on surveys designed to capture valuable compensation information directly from those involved in the hedge fund industry. Over the years, we have surveyed many hedge fund portfolio managers, analysts, traders, CFO’s, COO’s, risk managers and others from hedge fund firms, both large and small.
Here we summarize the results of the hedge fund surveys to include some of the hedge fund earnings data and other findings. In the Hedge Fund Compensation Report you will find large ranges of earnings by title because in the hedge fund industry there is no standard compensation plan or role definition. Traditionally, there are 3 drivers to hedge fund compensation: experience, performance of the fund and size of the fund (although, as the data shows, bigger is not always better).
The 2016 Hedge Fund Compensation Report revealed that this year was not as quite as strong as last year in terms of reported hedge fund performance. Although there were smaller bonuses, nearly one third of hedge fund professionals were expecting large double digit increases in compensation, but many fewer expected to see their compensation more than double.
The Hedge Fund Compensation Reports will be of interest to both industry insiders and those looking to break into the industry. If you have questions or comments regarding the surveys, please use the “Contact Us” link at the bottom of this page.