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What is a Hedge Fund?

Hedge Fund is a pooled investment vehicle that utilizes a wide array of specialized hedging strategies across various asset classes to generate positive returns uncorrelated with the broader market.

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By Mike Minutoli
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What is a Unicorn Startup?

Unicorn Startup in the venture capital (VC) industry is a term that refers to a private startup that has obtained a total valuation in excess of $1 billion.

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Private Equity Interview Questions

Top 25 Private Equity Interview Questions

In the following post, we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of the Top 25 Private Equity Interview Questions to help you prepare for the recruiting process and successfully land an offer in this competitive industry.

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Mike Minutoli Director, Career Education and Coaching
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Hedge Fund vs. Private Equity: What’s the Difference?

The main difference between a hedge fund vs. private equity firm is the types of investments they make. Private equity firms typically invest in private companies and see returns on investment by improving the company’s profits. On the other hand, …

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Startup Stories: An Angel Investment Fund Leveraging EMBA Students’ Expertise

A conversation with Alex Hatzis ’24, who collaborated with his classmates to create a fund to invest in startups at Yale and elsewhere, in health tech, fintech, and sustainability.

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Industry Guides

Vault Career Guide to Investment Management, Third Edition

An increasing number of people are investing their money to help pay for their future plans, whether those include paying …

Vault Career Guide to Private Equity, Fourth Edition

For those interested in a career in finance, private equity offers many rewards—but breaking in comes with many challenges. The …

Vault Career Guide to Investment Banking, Second Edition

When businesses and governments need capital, they call on investment banks for help. Investment banks intermediate between issuers of securities …

Vault Career Guide to Real Estate, Third Edition

Whether the economy is strong or weak, people will always need places to live, work, and shop, and there will …

Vault Career Guide to Venture Capital, Seventh Edition

Venture capitalists raise funds of millions or billions of dollars and invest it in promising young businesses and start-up companies, …

Vault Career Guide to Wealth Management, Fourth Edition

Private wealth management, also called private banking, is a specialized branch of the investment community that provides one-stop shopping for …

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