Ex-Goldman Sachs YouTuber gets job at top UK hedge fund
Remember Jess Greenberg? The former Goldman Sachs summer analyst with a lucrative sideline working her assets on her YouTube channel with 1.2m (mostly male) subscribers? She hasn't eschewed finance for YouTube after all: she's just turned up at Winton Capital Management.
According to Greenberg's public profile, she joined Winton as an analyst in October 2016. Winton insiders say she's working with the head of Middle East Business Development and Investor Solutions.
Winton Capital is one of the UK's most successful systemic macro hedge funds. Historically, it preferred to hire data scientists with PhDs “including extragalactic astrophysicists, computer scientists and climatologists,” but the company now runs an analyst programme and hires graduates.
Greenberg is amply equipped for a career at a quantitative fund. As well as being a very talented guitar player, she has a degree in statistics, economics and finance from University College London and A Levels in maths, further maths, economics and French, all at grade A or A*.
Winton Capital Management ranks 12th on our list of the highest paying hedge funds in the UK, with the average employee earning $365k (£300k). As an analyst Greenberg is more likely to earn around £50k.
This might be why she appears to be continuing with her YouTube career. Greenberg posted the following video on October 1st, done in her signature style (bedroom setting, cleavage showing, maximally sultry.). It's already had 590,000 views. She also posted various images of herself dressed as a sexy devil to her public Facebook Page on Halloween; these have had tens of thousands of 'reactions'.