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Mr. Hedge Funder

About Me:

I’ve always wanted to prop trade. After couple years of mind-numbing grunt work on the trading floors of Goldman and Bridgewater, I realized I was never going to win this corporate ladder climbing race and break the glass ceiling. I finally left to raise money on my own and overcame insurmountable challenges to become a portfolio manager


Undergrad School: Princeton University

Undergrad Major: Electrical Engineering

GPA: 3.82

GMAT: 790

Age: 30,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Extracurriculars: Founder of Eduvision International, federally recognized non-profit organization dedicated to education. I have personally donated close to a million dollars and hosted numerous seminars and workshops., Flutist, played for Princeton Sinfonia Orchestra, NYC Flute Choir., Competitive swimmer in college and high school, BC Provincial medalist in Mens's 100m Breaststroke.

Work History:

Title: Portfolio Manager

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 5 yrs

Title: Trading Associate

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 3 yrs

Big Life Wins:

At age 25, attended hedge fund conference in NYC and raised 20MM. At age 26, became youngest portfolio manager ever hired by Millennium to head an investment team. At age 29, grew my team to 4 people, billion dollar portfolio, trading in 45 countries. Earned multi-million income. At age 30, youngest finance person featured in Fortune’s 40 under 40

Post MBA Goal:

I recently got funding and left my company to start my own asset management firm. I have the strategy expertise, but looking to learn operational and business skills. Also to meet like-minded partners and/or investors


Target School: Harvard

Status: Open

Considering: Stanford GSB


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 20%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 20%

    Hi, it’s Nisha with mbaMission – thanks for writing! Clearly, you’ve had amazing impact professionally and in the community, and your academics are as excellent as I would expect given everything else you have accomplished. What I’m wondering, though, is – why do you want an MBA, given your existing network and success in portfolio management? You’ll want to make a very strong case in your application, highlighting specific resources of GSB that will help you attain your goals in a way that you’re not able to without an MBA. In your GSB application, it will be equally important for you to highlight your values and motivations so that the admissions commitee truly gets to know you – what forces have shaped …

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    Congrats on your success Mr. Hedge Funder. The big question I have for you is – why do you need an MBA? You have had good experience in the finance industry; you’ve already been able to raise money and grow teams You indicate a need to find like minded people for partners and investments – you can do that in many other ways without dedicating 2 years to an MBA degree. Given your history, I’d want to know more specifics on what skills you need to pick up, it seems you may already have what you think you need. Moving on from that, the extracurriculars you chose to list are interesting but all focused on you- what groups or …

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