I get a number of emails a day asking: “What are the good buy-side shops?” I already detailed a number of them in the Julian Robertson’s Tiger Cubs. Now getting a hedge fund job or moving from banking to a hedge fund career or going to a value investing mutual fund … the thing that matters is you go work for someone you can learn from. I know pedigree matters. I do. I know it helps in fund raising. But working for a repected value manager always opens doors. Here is a list of funds I think a potential hedge fund or buy side analyst may want to look into as he / she begins his search (I got this list through talking to friends, knowing people in the business, reading industry publications, etc):

Tiger Asia
Goshen Investments
Green Eagle
Millgate Capital
Maverick Capital
Shumway Capital
Coatue Capital
Tiger Global
Intrepid Capital Management
Tiger Veda
Miura Global
Torrey Pines Capital Management
Touradji Capital Management
Discovery Capital Management
Lone Pine Capital
Fox Point Captial Management
Blue Ridge Capital
Second Curve Capital
Arganaut Capital Management
Bamboo Capital
Big Sky Capital
Bowman Capital
Deerfield Capital
Duff Capital Advisors
FrontPoint Partners
Hoplite Capital
Impala Fund
Joho Capital
Kylin Management
North Sound Capital
Oceanic Energy
Ospraie Management
Roundrock Capital Management
Whitney Japan Fund
Williamson Mcacree Investment Partners
Ziff Brothers (David Fear)
Asian Century Quest Capital
Conatus Capital Management
Highside Capital Management
Hunter Global Investors
JAT Capital
Reveille Capital
Trafelet Delta Funds
White Elm Capital
APOS Capital
Axial Capital
Cape Investments
Catalpa Capital
Centurion Global
Eastern Advisors
Emerging Sovreign Group
Firemark Advisors
Hound Partners
Kelusa Capital
Lanexa Global
Longhorn Capital Partners
Maple Leaf Partners
Pelagic Capital
Sun Valley Gold
Tiger Consumer
Venesprie Capital
WRA Investments
Valinor Capital
Bridger Capital
Clarium Capital
Owl Creek
Third Point
King Street
Perry Capital
Pershing Square
Heartland Advisors
Bares Capital
Atlantic Investment Management
Passport Capital
First Pacific Advisors
Defiance Capital
m3 Funds
Cannell Capital
Eminence Capital
Diamond Hill Investments
Trapeze Asset Management
General American Investors
Lotus Partners
Omega Advisors
Greenlight Capital
First Eagle Funds
Metropolitan Capital
West Coast Asset Management
Harris Associates
VN Capital
GNI Capital
Eagle Capital Management
Bulldog investors
D3 Family Funds
Greenhaven Associates
Lakeway Capital
Reed, Conner & Birdwell
Sabre Value Management
Westhood Holdings
Markel Gayner Asset Management
RS Investments
Glenview Capital
Tweedy Browne
Wallace R Weitz Co
Khaner Capital
Horizon Asset Management
Presidio Fund
Burgundy Asset Management
Gisanti Brown & Partners
Esplanade Capital
Thesis Capital
TAMRO Capital
Third Avenue Management
Al Frank Asset Management
Centaur Capital
Fir Tree Partners
Shamrock Capital
Roxbury Capital
Gardner Russo & Gardner
Davis Advisors
Troy Capital
Auxier Asset Management
Giraffe Capital
Arklow Capital
Jana Partners
Cobalt Capital
ValueAct Capital
Pennant Capital
Osterweis Capital
Wellcap Partners
Evergreen Capital
Force Capital
Akre Capital
Tiger Management
Gotham Capital
Marathon Partners
Clarke Bennitt, LLC
Hawkshaw Capital
Kynikos Associates
Oakmark Funds
Springhouse Capital
Fairholme Capital
Canyon Capital
Highfields Capital
Spencer Capital
Joe Feshbach Partners
Post Road Capital
Mutual Series
Ariel Capital
Alsin capital
Olstein & Associates
Matador Capital
RGM Capital
Osmium Capital
Abingdon Capital
Legg Mason
MLF Investments
Oak Value Capital
Starvou Partners
Acacia Capital
Pzena Investment management
Heinsen Capital Management
Royce and Associates
International Value Advisers
Bestinver Asset Management
Thornburg Investment Management
Thunderstorm Capital

This list combines mutual funds, straight long managers, hedge funds, and other investment vehicles (insurance) that a potential buy side analyst should consider when looking to join an investment advisory. If you have others I may have missed, please shoot me an email, or leave a comment.

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