Unlock the mystery of global financial markets and accelerate your career
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6 Weeks of Exponential Growth

This is an intensive externship which provides hands-on real work experience and training to fast-track your technical skills and develop your core competence. This externship is extremely valuable for students who want to break into asset management, sales and trading and hedge funds.

1. Be a Hedge Fund Analyst
Trading Simulation
1. Be a Hedge Fund Analyst
Trading Simulation
Throughout 6 weeks, you will:
  • Research undervalued stocks and identify trading opportunities
  • Construct a long/short equity portfolio with constant rebalancing, hedging and scaling
  • Analyze market dynamics and competitive landscape of stocks under your coverage universe
  • Build portfolio tracker with respect to timing, weighting, and other factors
2. Learn from Hedge Fund Manager
Structured Training
2. Learn from Hedge Fund Manager
Structured Training
You will learn from Benjamin, founder of LBN Advisers, a L/S equity hedge fund, on topics including portfolio construction, stock picking, financial markets analysis and more.
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3. Impress your future employer
Experience in your Resume
3. Impress your future employer
Experience On your Resume
You will receive a reference letter from LBN Advisers by the end of the program. On top of this, you will have created your own trading portfolio consisting 10 long and short equity holdings so that you can showcase to your future interviewers to demonstrate your skillsets and learnings.
Portfolio Construction
ON THE JOB LEARNING Like a Real Trader

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Meet your
  • HOST

LBN Advisers is an award-winning hedge fund specialized in investment of China securities. It runs both Equity Long/Short and Long Only Strategy.
Benjamin is the CEO and Co-Founder of LBN Advisers with 10 years of experience in hedge fund and equity investing. He is hailed as The Snipper for China equities by China Investor Journal.

During the externship, you will be under direct supervision and mentorship from Benjamin. You will also develop a close relationship and tap into his expertise in finance, networks and life.

Prior to founding his own hedge fund, he was an Executive Director at Goldman Sachs with 10 years of sell-side experience.
Over 20 years experience

Benjamin graduated from Cornell and Johns Hopkins.

Previous Cohorts at LBN's Office:
LBN Advisers is an award-winning hedge fund specialized in investment of China securities. It runs both Equity Long/Short and Long Only Strategy.
  • 1
    1. Introduction to Global Markets
    - How do different players in the market interact with each others as well as how does the financial economy work.
    - Introduction to Sales and Trading, Hedge Fund, Asset Management and Investment Banking
    - Overview of Theoretical Minimum (the essential core knowledge you need to gain in order to break into top firms)
    Competence that you will gain in this week
    Industry Knowledge
  • 2
    2. Stock Idea Formulation and Origination
    - Financial analysis and the art of stock picking
    - Sector and industry coverage
    - How to analyze news and develop market insights
    Competence that you will gain in this week
    Technical Skill
    Analytical Thinking
  • 3
    3. Essence of a Stock Pitch
    - Structure, delivery and composition of a stock pitch
    - Sellside pitch vs buyside pitch and considerations
    Competence that you will gain in this week
    Presentation Skill
    Communication Skill
    Pitching Skill
  • 4
    4. Factors of Considerations for Equity Investing
    - Knowing factors to consider when coming up with stock ideas
    - Risk, mitigation and concerns from a fund manager’s perspective
    Competence that you will gain in this week
    Analytical Skill
    Technical Skill
    Industry Insights
  • 5
    5. Constructing a Long/Short Portfolio
    - Mechanics of short selling and its effect on portfolio construction
    - Mechanics of L/S portfolio
    - Building a portfolio excel model
    Competence that you will gain in this week
    Industry Insights
    Excel Skill
    Financial Modelling
  • 6
    6. Portfolio Monitoring and Technicality
    - Portfolio readjustment and reaction to change in market dynamics
    - Factors to consider when constructing a portfolio from real world perspective
    - Measurement of risk and success (Alpha, Beta, Sharpe Ratio, etc)
    Competence that you will gain in this week
    Technical Skill
    Analytical Thinking
  • 7
    7. Timing the market
    - When to cash in and out?
    - Hedging and timing strategies
    - Percentage and weighting consideration
    Competence that you will gain in this week
    Industry Insights
    Analytical Thinking
    Strategic Thinking
  • 8
    8. Trading Strategies
    - Discover your trading styles
    - What to do in different market situations
    - Quant trading considerations
    Competence that you will gain in this week
    Strategic Thinking
    Industry Insights
  • 9
    9. Review and Consolidation
    - Putting everything together and form a complete picture
    - Performance appraisal and 360 review
    Competence that you will gain in this week
    Self Reflection
    Personal Development
  • 10
    10. Preparing for Interviews
    - Behavioral training for Bulge Bracket and Buyside Interviews
    - Secrets and tricks to hacking top offers
    - The perfect answers told to you by a Goldman Sachs ED and Hedge Fund manager
    Competence that you will gain in this week
    Interview Skills
    Industry Insights

* The exact schedule is subject to amendment depending on the profile and progress of enrolled students.

What You Would Get

In short, the whole period of this externship is 10 weeks with training sessions delivered by an ex-Goldman Sachs ED-turned hedge fund manager.


Days of Hedge Fund Experience


Structured training sessions


Equity research reports and technical guides

Experience on your resume

Begin Your Hedge Fund Journey


USD 1185

  • 6 weeks of Hedge Fund Experience
  • Email QnA with Hedge Fund Manager
  • Lifetime access to Experience Portal
  • Hands-on Job simulation with real world tasks
  • 4 comprehensive Training Module
  • Access to 50+ equity research reports and technical guides
  • In-depth knowledge on investing, trading and financial markets
  • Life-long membership at Career Hackers’ Alumni Network
  • Reference letter and an experience on your resume
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Frequently Asked Questions

A) Nature of Externship

Traditional internships are typically unstructured and require interns to do a lot of grunt work that do not contribute to a steep learning experience or add value to your resume.

Our externships, on the other hand, are well-organised programs that have specific outcomes in mind — giving you an opportunity to create meaningful deliverables that shine on your resume, structured trainings delivered by a top industry practitioner (consider this as a career version of Masterclass) and a steep learning curve that jumpstarts your career.

There is no salary for the program. The entire purpose of the externship is to give you a head-start in your career.

We all know the paradox: you can’t get in top firms without prior experience, but you can’t get any prior experience if you don’t have related experience.

Therefore, this program is an investment in your career that will pay off many times down the line.

We have a very diverse group of student pools.

Here’s the schools that our past participants came from:

  • Australia: University of Melbourne, UNSW, University of Sydney
  • United Kingdom: Cambridge, LSE, UCL, Exeter, Bath, Warwick
  • Hong Kong: CUHK, HKU, HKUST, CityU, OUHK, HSU
  • United States: Brown University, Columbia University, USC
  • Europe: ESADE

Yes, you will have a reference letter by the end of the program signed by our partnered company to certify your participation in the program. The reference letter will be verifiable in background checks or any employment checking mechanism.

B) Time Commitment and Schedule

Expected time commitment for the program is roughly 4 - 10 hours per week. Of course, this is totally adjustable and flexible according to your schedule and needs. Our externship programs involves hands-on work experience together with structured training sessions. The more work that you complete, the more things you can write on your resume.

There is no fixed schedule and you can do it at your own pace. It is completely flexible and adjustable according to your needs and schedule. We expect you to spend at least 1 hour a week to go through the structured trainings to learn from our top tier instructor and also set aside a couple of hours to work on the projects that are assigned to you.

We understand that you may have other engagements or schoolworks. Therefore, you can request postponing or waving the tasks if you are busy at school. That said, if you can set aside 4 - 10 hours a week on this program, you will have a lot to write on your CV and inevitably develop a professional acumen that will come in handy when you go for interviews or in actual workplace.

C) Application

There is no prerequisite for the program. We understand different students have different backgrounds. Some are studying science major, some are freshmen, some are looking for career transitions, etc.

Therefore, we structured the program to be suitable for students at all level and you will be able to get started and slowly work up the ladder without any trouble even if you are a complete beginner.

We are currently recruiting Fall batch. Program admissions are on a first come first serve basis. Seize your chance now!