We believe it’s essential to our success for our people to come from diverse backgrounds that allow them to bring unique perspectives to every part of our business.
At Point72, merit drives your success. If you work hard and contribute great ideas, you’ll succeed here.
We know that diversity is an issue in the finance industry and among hedge funds in particular. We realized that we needed an innovative recruiting strategy – continuing to recruit from existing pools of talent would only reinforce the status quo.
The Academy has emerged in the past three years as the major means by which we appeal to a more diverse population of aspiring investors. Through our Academy programs – supported by the Point72 Scholarship for Women – we’ve attracted talent representing different majors, genders, geographical locations, and nationalities and are training them to be the next generation of the world’s greatest investors.
Women account for a larger share of our Academy Full Time and Summer Programs than ever, even as the program itself has grown.
In 2017, we created the first annual Point72 Scholarship for Women to encourage more women to pursue a career in investing with us. The first recipients are joining us for the 2018 Academy Summer Program, and will receive a $20,000 merit-based scholarship to help defray the cost of their education.
Last year we became a leading sponsor of the P3 program to help our female Analysts develop the skills and networks they need to accelerate their careers in investment management. This 12-month program run by Parity Partners includes a monthly speaker, regular discussions with a small group of peers, and access to industry events.
We’re proud to announce that Point72 has donated $60,000 to the Asian University for Women’s #ProgressStartswithEducation campaign. This donation will fully underwrite the cost of a four-year scholarship for one woman to attend AUW. We’ll also be offering an internship in our Hong Kong office for at least one student from AUW this summer.
At Point72, merit is what drives your success. If you come in every day and you work hard and provide great ideas, you will absolutely be respected here no matter if you’re a man or a woman, young or old, regardless of your background.
Point72 Academy Director
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