know this has been probably covered before, but I am From Ohio, United States, and I am interested in becoming a trader, AND HOW do i find companies banks/ firms/ that are hiring. the purpose is that i want my perfomance out that so that I can start a hedge fund and have clients.
I saw that Raymond Dalio and Carl Icahn, and several others had broker/trader jobs
How do i get the experience to be taken seriously by firms? ANd how can I build a investment trading record as im working as a trader? and build client base working through a firm/bank/botique?
I believe Ray Dalio started on the floor. then he was head of the Commodities division at a firm..
It is the experience he recieved on the floor that got him the job as head of the commodities desk.. it is the relationships and the paper proof of successful trades that got his hedge fund started
and How do i find clients when im a trader? how do I find high net worth investors and of the likes?
and my major is a graduate tri-major Law/economics/computer science.
If i have my PhD in economics, will i be over qualified?
I heard the CFA is a good start to merit experience, and trading at a prop firm..
but other than that.. what else can i do to get competitive edge
keep in mind that the goal is to start a hedge fund or small partnership.. and i want the people to find me and for me to find the people
Whats the best way to get in the door?
some of these questions are rather dumb.. but i'd rather ask a dumb question than to not ask it at all.. at least ill know one way or the other.