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Old 08-28-2008, 09:20 AM
 
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Hello,

My fiance and I are considering relocating from NYC to Saratoga County and I am trying to familiarize myself with the local occupations. I currently work for a Hedge Fund in NYC and I am wondering if there are any related fields of employment in the Albany or Saratoga region? Primarily I am wondering if there are any institutional asset managers or investment banking firms in the area? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!
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Old 09-02-2008, 09:55 PM
 
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I just moved to Saratoga Springs from NYC. I sell trading software to hedge funds, as well as, broker dealers. I'm lucky enough to work remotely and travel down into the city and CT a couple of times a month. With that being said, I don't know of any hedge funds in the vicinity. I think there is a wealth management firm in Saratoga Springs called AYCO and they are owned by Goldman. You might want to attempt switching careers or working in a similar capacity to myself where being in NYC on a regular basis is not critical.
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Old 09-04-2008, 07:29 AM
 
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Ok. Thank you. As of follow up, if I were to commute down to Albany (downtown) from Saratoga, how is the commute during rush hour (8am or 5pm)? If I were to commute outside of those hours, lets say in Albany by 7 am and leaving Albany at 6pm, would the congestion have disappated by then?
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Old 09-07-2008, 12:00 PM
 
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In a short answer, NO. Traffic on the Northway(our version of a Freeway) is busy from 5:30am to 7pm, usually. But the people who travel are used to it, and if you listen to the radio, the announcers are usually pretty good about telling you if there is an accident and you could take alternate routes (Rt 9) or the Rt 7 Bypass. Don't worry when you get here you will find a way to make it work. But tele-communting is the way to go.

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Old 09-07-2008, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Saratoga Springs, NY
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Hi NYC Guy 4,
Moderator cut: realtor soliciting As far as the traffic congestion, if you are from NYC, the traffic up here is not at all comparable! In any case you are only looking at 12 miles! It isn't all that bad! I'm from LI and it's way better up here!
Laurie

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