Meet the man Steve Cohen hired to oversee big data

Point72 Asset Management, billionaire Steve Cohen’s family office, recently brought on Matthew Granade to oversee big data.

Granade oversees data ranging from sell-side research to alternative data that is then incorporated into the firm’s quant and fundamental investing strategies.

Point72 manages $11.6 billion, the bulk of which is Cohen’s fortune.

Business Insider caught up with Granade, the firm’s chief market intelligence officer, last week at the investment firm’s New York offices. What follows is an excerpt from the conversation, which Business Insider has edited for clarity and length.

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