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Candidate:

Mr. Future Hedge Fund Manager

About Me:

Since I was nineteen years old, I have been holding the vision of becoming a creative, innovative investor who has contrarian investment ideas and makes unconventional investments over the long-haul, while holding the belief that the most important quality of an investor is temperament, not intellect. Holding such a belief shall not indicate that I discard the fact that being an intellectually driven investor is as especially important as other qualities of patience and integrity that I believe an investor must hold. Being intellectually curious and with a great deal of inspiration gained from a considerable amount of reading on investing and financial markets since I was an undergraduate engineering student, I was fortunate to discover my passion for an investment management career. When an opportunity arose to shift gears from engineering toward the career of my dreams, I took advantage of what I believed would be a more logical path to move forward toward my long-term career prospects. Armed with networking efforts and the knowledge I gained from my extensive research and readings; I, fortunately, landed a job at an investment research house in Egypt in Mid-2017. The investment-related roles I have held for more than four years – upon matriculation – worked on deepening my knowledge of how practically financial markets work and inspired me to develop the basic analytical skills needed for a long-term potential outstanding performance within my profession.

Details:

Undergrad School: Faculty of Engineering, Ain Shams University

Undergrad Major: Civil Engineering

GPA: 2.75

GMAT: 520

Age: 30,  Ethnicity: Black or African American

Extracurriculars: Volunteer at the CFA Society Egypt as a member of the society’s branding team since Aug 2016, I was also responsible for mentoring a team of 5 students in their university's internal equity research competition (a team in 2019 and another one in 2020), At both Al Orman Association and Resala Charity Organization I help with the distribution of large sums of donations (clothes, books, blankets, and others) to people who live below the poverty line (>30% of Egypt's population).

Work History:

Title: Senior Investment Analyst

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 4 mos

Title: Equity Research Analyst

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 1 yr

Big Life Wins:

1) I was promoted to a senior investment analyst only after 10 months of joining the firm. 2) In August 2020, I joined the firm’s investment committee which sets the company’s investment strategy and supervises the asset allocation.

Post MBA Goal:

I plan to go back to the investment management profession upon completing my MBA program, with a strategic plan to start my own investment management firm within 3-5 years after completing the program.

Schools:

Target School: Harvard

Status: Open

Considering: London Business School, Columbia, Wharton

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 5%

  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 5%

    Mr. Future Hedge Fund Manager – Thanks for posting your profile. Susan Cera here from Stratus.

    While I admire your vision, your stats are likely going to get you a fast pass to the ding pile at HBS. That said, is there something that was going on during your undergrad to result in such a lackluster GPA? You need to demonstrate that you have the ability to do the work in a top program. Typically you would offset a soft GPA with a strong GMAT or GRE but you aren’t there yet. Do you have a CFA charter? This might mitigate the weakness.

    While engaging within your community is admirable, I would want to understand how the commitments you have made align with your passion and vision. …

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