Point72 Asset Management is looking for “rogue nerds”, expanding its junior recruitment
November 6, 2017
Steve Cohen’s family office Point72 Asset Management is on the hunt for “rogue nerds” and has stepped up the search for talent by scouring the junior ranks of investment banks and top hedge funds as it expands its academy programme.
Jaimi Goodfriend, head of Point72’s training Academy, says the firm started ‘Academy 2.0’ earlier this year. Its purpose is to target people after two or three years in the industry. The initial intake, in the spring, was around five people, who were offered the chance to do an “accelerated Masters degree” while working at Point72.
“We had people apply from Goldman Sachs’ equity capital markets team, an economist from Washington DC, and the more traditional investment banking background,” says Goodfriend.