Hedge Fund Compensation

Hedge Fund Compensation Report

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).

2017 Hedge Fund Compensation Report

This is a milestone year for the Hedge Fund Compensation Report—one that marks our tenth year of publication. As a result, we have had the unique opportunity to analyze the subtleties of hedge fund compensation both before and after the financial crisis.

This also marks the third straight year we report on a hedge fund industry mired in under performance. The woes facing the hedge fund industry are compounded this year, reaching beyond performance, and creeping into fund raising and industry expansion. This year is witness to net negative asset flows as high profile investors redeem, and actual reductions in the number of hedge fund firms as firm closures outpace new starts.

Get more details on this and other valuable compensation data, including extensive charts & graphs, in the 2017 report.


The Hedge Fund Compensation Report will be of interest to both industry insiders and those looking to break into the industry.