The Family Office Book

Key Strategies for Running a Family Office for Fund Managers

Today I release my newest book, The Family Office Book: Investing Capital for the Ultra-Affluent. I worked on this book for over 400 hours, interviewed over 30 family office executives, and included 29 free video modules. This book is worth at least $20,000, and I believe it will become a bestseller today.  To secure your copy of the book, just follow this link:

Understanding the basics of the family office industry is essential if you want to succeed in establishing a successful fund for a wealthy family. That's where The Family Office Book comes in. Outlining key strategies for family offices, from what a family office is to how the industry operates, and important global differences, the book is packed with interviews with experts from leading family offices.

Providing readers with need-to-know tips and tools to succeed, The Family Office Book gives current and future practitioners everything they need to know about this popular segment of the financial industry.
  • Includes investment criteria, presented as a roadmap showing how several family offices are allocating capita
  • Outlines strategies for fund managers of all types, including mutual funds, real estate funds, private equity, and hedge funds on raising capital in this field
  • Features interviews with the most famous and sought after family offices to give real-life examples of successful family offices in action
A comprehensive and reliable resource, The Family Office Book details exactly how family offices are choosing investment managers and why, and how, to break into the industry.  Order your copy today:

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Getting Hired By a Hedge Fund

Getting Hired By a Hedge Fund

Interview on Getting Hired by a Hedge Fund Today

Hedge funds are starting to hire again after a rough stretch for hopeful hedge fund applicants during the financial crisis and ensuing reduction in the industry.  Still, hedge funds continue to be highly selective (even more so than before the crisis). 

I was recently interviewed on this trend by eFinancial Careers and offered the following tip to those looking to get hired by a hedge fund: "The hedge fund industry is a knowledge-based industry; everything from trading and portfolio management to capital-raising is specialized knowledge, and if you have a little experience and lots of specialized knowledge, you will be in great demand in this industry."
The change in circumstances suits recruiter Edwin Ostrand just fine. He believes the industry had hired too many people in the past. Now, many firms are increasingly looking at passive candidates. 
“Their view is that the best people are still employed because you are not going to lay off anyone who was making you money,” says Ostrand, the head of Edwin C. Ostrand LLC of Tampa, in an interview with eFinancialCareers. He expects the “slight uptick” in hiring to continue. “[They] are trying to stay lean and focused by bringing people with multiple skill sets to the table.” 
His views were echoed by Richard Wilson, founder of the 80,000-member Hedge Fund Group association and author of The Hedge Fund Book: A Training Manual for Professionals and Capital-Raising Executives, who says hiring in the industry began picking up last year and will continue to increase this year. 
“Hedge fund service providers have been hiring quickly as well, and for those looking for industry experience, that is not a bad way to go,” Wilson tells eFinancialCareers. “The hedge fund industry is a knowledge-based industry; everything from trading and portfolio management to capital-raising is specialized knowledge, and if you have a little experience and lots of specialized knowledge, you will be in great demand in this industry.” Source
Learn more about a career in the hedge fund industry with our free Hedge Fund Career Guide.

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Hedge Fund Conference Chairman: Richard C. Wilson

If you are looking for a conference chairman for your hedge fund, family office, or alternative investments event consider booking me for that role.

I have spoken at and chaired over 50 workshops and conference now.  I have also written a bestselling investment book on hedge funds and I'm currently writing a book on family office capital allocation best practices.  I can help make sure your conference is a success. 

To book me for your next conference or to read 25+ reasons why I can help make your conference or workshop a success please see my speaking brochure here.

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Pension Fund Investment Jobs

Pension Fund Investment Jobs


A pension fund based in Malaysia is looking for qualified applicants for three positions: fund manager, investment analyst and office manager. Hiring preference is given to applicants who have completed the Certified Hedge Fund Professional (CHP) designation.

Kumpulan Wang Persaraan (Diperbadankan) (“KWAP”) or Retirement Fund (Incorporated) (“RFI”) is a Malaysian based Pension Fund Institution established on 1st March 2007. Our main business functions are to manage contributions from the Federal Government, Statutory Bodies, Local Authorities as well as administration, management and investment of the Fund in equity, fixed income securities, money market instruments and other forms of investment as permitted under the Malaysian Retirement Fund Act (Act 662).

In line with our business expansion plans, we are in the midst of opening an office in London, UK which will focus on International Equity Investment. In driving to achieve the above objective, we believe that high performance talent is the most crucial element in creating our organization’s success.         

As an organization that is in constant pursuit of high performance and excellence, our Employee Value Proposition are  as follows:

v  We provide an opportunity for individuals to contribute towards the growth of the Malaysian pension fund industry.
v  We provide personal and professional career growth.
v  We offer competitive reward and conducive work environment.

We believe our Employee Value Proposition offers a great opportunity for you to be part of our high performance team members to drive the expansion of our business plan in London, UK.

We welcome you to apply for the following vacancies in our organization that suits your background and expertise. The detailed of the job descriptions of the positions can be further viewed at

·         At least 3-5 years experience in managing equity funds with good track records.
·         Bachelor’s Degree in related field e.g. Accountancy, Finance, Business Administration, Economics and/or professional qualification.
·         Strong analytical skills and mastery in qualitative and quantitative techniques of equity investment.
·         Good knowledge of investment related systems i.e. Bloomberg, Reuters, Datastream.
·         3-5 years of experience in office management preferably in investment and financial industry.
·       Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, HRM or Public Administration.
·         Ideally, experience in using Bloomberg and Reuters. 


·         3-5 years related experience.
·         Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy, Finance or related field.
·         Possess strong technical and analytical skills.
Good knowledge of investment related to Bloomberg,
Reuters and Datastream.

For interested candidates, please submit your full CV stating the current and expected salary, contact numbers together with a recent passport-sized photograph to:

The Vice President
Human Resource Department
Retirement Fund Incorporated
Level 4, Menara Yayasan tun Razak
200, Jalan Bukit Bintang
55100 Kula Lumpur

Closing date: 30 September 2011

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified

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Quant Hedge Fund Internship in London

For those of you looking to break into the hedge fund industry we have a lead for you.  A hedge fund out of London has approached the Hedge Fund Group (HFG) and is requesting a intern to work for their hedge fund.

Here is the description of the internship:

Our team is looking for an intern to join a quantitative hedge in central London 3 month+ position. Role is operational and supporting will include a large amount of sales and marketing research. Certified Hedge Fund Professional (CHP) designation is strongly preferred over those with no specific hedge fund industry training.  Excellent opportunity to gain understanding of inside workings of a hedge fund. Applicants must have a strong mathematical understanding and an interest in finance and marketing. Please send CVs and covering letters to  

Free 90 Minute Hedge Fund Career Webinar

I recently recorded a 90 minute webinar on hedge fund career strategies for a group of professionals looking to possibly join the Certified Hedge Fund Professional (CHP) program and we have now released this webinar to the public making it free to watch here on our website:

This webinar will provide you with strategies on how to make more money in the industry, examples of how I and others got into the industry, how much money you can expect to make while working in the alternative investment space, and the formula that I have used to succeed in this industry.

By the way, I just finished up a trip to Europe (picture to the left was taken in Monaco) where I was speaking at a hedge fund conference, and while I was there I recorded 10 more video modules for the CHP Designation program.  If you are a member of HedgeFundPremium login and check them out as they get posted this week.

I hope you get a ton of value out of this webinar,  take care.

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The Hedge Fund Industry in Asia (Video Overview)

This video provides an overview on what is happening in the hedge fund industry in Asia. If you are considering global locations for growing or starting your hedge fund career you may want to consider Asia and Singapore as a true center of growth in the industry.  Watch this video to learn more:

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Hedge Fund Due Diligence Questionnaire Definition

Hedge Fund Due Diligence Questionnaire Definition Video: Here is a short video defining what a Hedge Fund Due Diligence Questionnaire is.

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What is an Institutional Investment Consulting Firm?

Have you heard of institutional investment consulting firms and not known what they are? We all did at some point, this video provides a quick definition on what these consultants do and how they work with institutional investors.

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How to Write a Hedge Fund Resume To Get a Job

Since starting to provide hedge fund resume and career advice in 2006 I have helped many people improve their resume.  We now also provide free resume editing services and career coaching for those completing the Certified Hedge Fund Professional (CHP) designation program.  Because of this I was contacted by a reporter from efinancialcareers a few days ago to discuss hedge fund resume best practices.

The reporter just published this article yesterday which provides some concise advice on how to update your resume to be more effective within this competitive industry.

Here is the link to the full article if you want to read it:

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