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Posted by Willy Franzen on June 8, 2011. Positions below updated every five minutes.
You may want to read this before considering a job with Alphametrix.
Sometimes you have to feel bad for ridiculously rich people. They’re investing millions of dollars with hedge funds, and they don’t have access to the kind of tools that I have access to in my Scottrade account. Ok, you don’t have to feel bad for them, but you have to agree that it’s weird that individuals who have the most invested have the least transparency into what they’ve invested in and how its doing on a day to day basis. AlphaMetrix is a Chicago, IL based company that aims to solve this problem by “connecting highly qualified investors with fund managers.” They do this through a software platform that enables investors to look at detailed information on a hedge fund’s holdings. This allows investors to make more informed decisions, and it allows hedge fund managers to better communicate what they’re doing with the money that they manage to investors.
I found out about AlphaMetrix from Crain’s Fast Fifty for 2011. It’s an annual feature that covers the 50 fastest growing companies in the Chicago area. AlphaMetrix came in at #1 on the list with 8,030.4% five-year growth to $41.7 million in revenue. They have “more than 21,000 institutional and high-net-worth investors as clients” and they service more than $6.3 billion in assets. You can read the full writeup from Crain’s here. It seems like a really interesting business, which is why you’ll want to check out AlphaMetrix’s Jobs page. They don’t list specific opportunities, but they encourage interested applicants to contact them. You can use LinkedIn to get a feel for what type of positions they might have available–my guess is that they’ll be Research/Analyst type positions, at least at the entry level. They have additional offices in New York, NY; Columbus, OH and the Cayman Islands, so there could be options there too.
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