William Heard was named one of Insitutional Investor’s “Hedge Fund Rising Stars” for 2019. An excerpt from the Institutional Investor article can be found below, and the full article can be found here.
This year’s crop of Hedge Fund Rising Stars did not exactly take a common career path on their way to the industry.
They hail from areas as disparate as China, South Korea, Tanzania, and the inner city of Milwaukee. Most of them don’t hold Ivy League degrees. And though several of the Rising Stars currently work for the biggest and most prestigious names in the hedge fund world — including Bridgewater Associates and Citadel — three of them run or co-run their own firms. Others work for allocators and investment banks.
Yet each of them has the shared distinction of being singled out by colleagues, competitors, service providers, investors, and others as being among the individuals to watch as they advance in the hedge fund industry.
This year the bar to become an Institutional Investor Hedge Fund Rising Star was higher than ever. Just ten individuals made the cut, compared with 30 in previous years. The pressure is on this year’s Rising Stars to live up to the honor — but if the past is any guide, their future should be exceptionally bright.
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