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Hedge Fund Employees Expect Fatter Paychecks in Beleaguered Year

  • Partners see 2018 median compensation of $950,000, survey says
  • Even junior employees expect a bump in their pay packages
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Hedge fund employees of all stripes, from junior analysts to portfolio managers, have something in common this year: They’re all expecting fatter paychecks.

Despite an industry beset with lagging performance, an investor exodus and closures, hedge fund professionals expect a median compensation of $520,000 in 2018, a 16 percent increase from last year, according to a survey by Odyssey Search Partners, an executive search firm based in New York.