Want to make the big bucks at a hedge fund or another hotshot asset management firm? A diploma from University of Pennsylvania is your best bet as an undergraduate. If you're getting an MBA, it's University of Chicago's Booth School of Business. And if you graduated in 2010 or later, Columbia University is the top feeder school to have on your resume.
That's according to a new ranking of where employees of asset management firms went to school by alternative fund database company eVestment. The report draws from a data set of more than 35,000 professionals—mostly portfolio managers, analysts and other investment-focused roles—from more than 4,500 asset management firms, mostly hedge and mutual funds. The average age was 47.