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SAC rival looking to hire hedge funders

With rival SAC Capital down and seemingly on its way out, Chicago-based Balyasny Asset Management is planning big things. The $3.3 billion hedge fund, once a poaching ground for SAC Capital, is reportedly looking to add talent across the board.

According to a quarterly letter seen by ValueWalk, Balyasny plans to reopen its funds to new capital beginning in the first quarter of 2014. In doing so, the hedge fund will need a deeper roster. Areas of need include Asia, commodities and European equities, macro, telecommunication media and technology, and healthcare. The firm already poached two former SAC employees earlier this year and is said to be in conversations with others, according to ValueWalk.

While based in Chicago, Balyasny also maintains office in New York, Hong Kong and San Francisco. Currently, the firm’s career site shows only two openings – an Asian financial analyst based out of Hong Kong and an event-driven analyst in New York – but hedge funds aren’t all that big on advertising their high-level needs. Run your resume by HR if you’re interested.

Balyasny didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment on any potential hiring plans.

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List of the Day: Updated Resume

Most people only update their resume when they’ve decided to look for a new job. Here’s why you should be doing it no matter what.

  1. In case a promotion becomes available.
  2. In case you are called on as an expert.
  3. In case a great job comes out of nowhere.

(Source: The Daily Muse)

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