No one states it much better than Keith McCullough in the book, The Diary of a Hedge Fund Manager: countless hedge fund dudes seem to just insinuate their means into the hedge fund globe.
Go through the current ranks. You can find the ex-Wall Streeters: David Einhorn, John Paulson, Eric Mindich, Leon Cooperman, David Tepper, Dan Och... big finance companies are in which the majority of hedge investment supervisors result from.
Additionally there are the bookish brainiacs, that so wise they might most likely succeed at any such thing, like Jim Simons and David Shaw.
After that there are the ex-hockey people, who stumbled to the biz from the Ivy League: Phil Falcone, Keith McCullough, and Tim Barakett.
And there are the randos just who appear to only want to give it a try: Phillip Goldstein and Peter Thiel.*
Just how did each of them result in hedge funds? We surveyed some young hedge funders, and something older anyone to determine... (We don't feature their names simply because they'd instead n't have their particular brands on record.)