Hedge Fund Manager

Maximising returns and managing risks with expert hedge fund management.


A hedge fund manager is a person who manages a hedge fund. A hedge fund is a type of investment fund that pools money from wealthy individuals and institutional investors to invest in various financial markets and instruments. Hedge fund managers use a variety of investment strategies such as long/short, arbitrage and event-driven to try to generate high returns for their investors.

Hedge fund managers typically charge a management fee and a performance fee which is a percentage of the profits they generate for their investors. Moreover, they are also often paid a bonus based on the overall performance of the hedge fund. Hedge fund managers are expected to have a high level of expertise and experience in financial markets as well as strong analytical and decision-making skills.


For Bachelor’s

  • The applicants must be eligible to enrol in a Bachelor's degree in the field of business administration, commerce, finance, IT or arts. 
  • The seekers must have passed their 10+2 board level examinations from an authorised school education board. 

 For Masters

  • The successful graduates must pursue MBA in financial management or any other related field from a recognised academic institution. 
  • Also, you must be multi-talented enough to become a Hedge Fund Manager. 

For Internship

  • Furthermore, the graduates must apply for an internship in any of the finance related departments in any domain specially banks, companies and so forth.

Job Roles

As a hedge fund manager, your primary job role is to manage the investment portfolio of the hedge fund and try to generate high returns for your investors. Here are some of the key job roles and responsibilities of a hedge fund manager:

  • Investment research
  • Portfolio management
  • Risk management
  • Investor relations
  • Compliance
  • Business development

Top Recruiters

In order to get hired by the top companies as well as the financial department, you are required to have strong analytical skills, strategic thinking abilities and the capability to make quick as well as informed decisions.

  • Goldman Sachs
  • Morgan Stanley
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Bank of America
  • Barclays
  • HSBC

Employment Sector

  • Investment Banks
  • Investment Consultancies
  • Insurance companies
  • Asset Management Companies
  • Mutual Fund Management Companies


Like other job roles, the salary of a hedge fund manager also depends on the experience, locality, knowledge, skills, network as well as the financial profit of a particular organisation. 


Level of Salary

Salary Package per Year

Starting Salary

Approx ₹9,00,000

Mid Level Salary

Approx ₹20,00,000 

Senior Level Salary

Approx ₹40, 00,000 


  • Investment analysis
  • Risk management
  • Strategic thinking
  • Communication
  • Decision-making
  • Business development
  • Leadership


The career scope of a hedge fund manager can be very promising, with opportunities for professional growth and high earning potential. Here are some of the potential career paths for a hedge fund managers:

  • Senior portfolio manager
  • Chief investment officer (CIO)
  • Fund manager or founder
  • Investment banking or private equity
  • Consulting

Overall, a career as a hedge fund manager can be very rewarding for those with the right skills as well as expertise. It offers opportunities for professional growth, high earning potential and the ability to make a significant impact on the financial industry.


  • High earning potential
  • Flexibility
  • Intellectual challenge
  • Autonomy
  • Impact
  • Prestige


  • High-pressure environment
  • Long hours
  • Risk of losing money
  • Regulatory scrutiny
  • High competition
  • Reputation risk