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Hi all,

I am contemplating moving to the US, and taking a job in the Investment Banking and Hedge Fund industry. I really don't like the cold weather and I know that LA has some of the best weather on the planet. Are there any career opportunities here? I know that Wall Street has most of the Investment Banking and Hedge Fund career opportunities in the world, on this one street, but are there any in LA, where the weather is excellent?

I know that CA is known for it's tech and gaming, but if there are any Investment Banking and Hedge Fund opportunities, I would be very happy!


Thanks in advance!
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What visa are you eligible for, or otherwise what right do you have to live and work in the US?
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What visa are you eligible for, or otherwise what right do you have to live and work in the US?

I haven't got the right to live or work in the US yet, but I hope to get it in the future. Please don't reply by saying something along the lines of 'get the visa first, then look for the jobs afterwards', I am researching the visa also.
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I haven't got the right to live or work in the US yet, but I hope to get it in the future. Please don't reply by saying something along the lines of 'get the visa first, then look for the jobs afterwards', I am researching the visa also.
With all due respect, you make a fair point, but given a history of time wasters on this forum, many of the members here, including me, are reluctant to invest much if any time in responding to such questions unless the OP at least acknowledges their visa problem, or better still explains a credible visa strategy.

BTW For work-related visas you can't "get the visa first". Without a job/job offer there isn't going to be a visa.

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Location is some what irrelevant if you're looking to move to the US and don't already have a means of living/working here.

Find companies, apply and hope for the best. Chances are you'll be ignored anyway, so only worry about it if you get a serious bite.
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It sounds from your previous posts that you have not started university yet.
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It sounds from your previous posts that you have not started university yet.


I snorted my tea. Thanks.

(And no, the weather is not excellent here. Not varied enough. Where 80% chance of a storm, ie. some light rain, means 20% chance there will be nothing at all.)

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Hi all,

I am contemplating moving to the US, and taking a job in the Investment Banking and Hedge Fund industry. I really don't like the cold weather and I know that LA has some of the best weather on the planet. Are there any career opportunities here? I know that Wall Street has most of the Investment Banking and Hedge Fund career opportunities in the world, on this one street, but are there any in LA, where the weather is excellent?

I know that CA is known for it's tech and gaming, but if there are any Investment Banking and Hedge Fund opportunities, I would be very happy!


Thanks in advance!
LA doesn't have great weather. Weather in the San Francisco bay area is far superior.

Working in the investment banking field is a very competitive with 10s of thousands of layoffs over the past 5 years. Getting your foot in the door is extremely difficult even if you attended one of the ivy league schools. Few investment banking/hedge fund firms are located on the west coast but venture capital firm flourish in the San Francisco Bay area.
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LA doesn't have great weather. Weather in the San Francisco bay area is far superior.

Working in the investment banking field is a very competitive with 10s of thousands of layoffs over the past 5 years. Getting your foot in the door is extremely difficult even if you attended one of the ivy league schools. Few investment banking/hedge fund firms are located on the west coast but venture capital firm flourish in the San Francisco Bay area.
Aye, a cousin who got laid off last summer has only been able to get a part time admin job at a college.

She had been managing funds that had a cliebt minimum buy in of $6M...big company name in Boston too.
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Plus more bots and automated high frequency trading in the future.
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Aye, a cousin who got laid off last summer has only been able to get a part time admin job at a college.

She had been managing funds that had a cliebt minimum buy in of $6M...big company name in Boston too.
Unless someone has the ability to talk people out of their money, have connections to businesses that need financing, a proven record of doubling the return of the market, or have a PHD with a proven record in statistical analysis, investment banking/hedge fund firms don't have much of a need for most people.

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I Please don't reply by saying something along the lines of 'get the visa first, then look for the jobs afterwards',
We would never say that, because it doesn't work that way. You definitely need the job (a qualifying employer) first, then they will get the visa for you.

I am researching the visa also.
Good...what have you found out so far? Ultimately it will be up to the employer to sort out your visa, but it's good you're doing some research on your own.

All you can do is research potential employers, network, submit applications, etc....all the things you would normally do when job-hunting...and hope an employer thinks you are worth spending $$$ to hire and bring over to the USA. Oh, and of course you and the job must qualify for a work visa.

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I worked for a hedge fund in the Cayman Islands so the job opportunities are definitely not all on one street.

Looking at the buy or sell side?
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