Point72 starts new Asian hiring spree “with Steven Cohen as head coach”

Point72 Asset Management is ramping up its recruitment in Asia and increasing its office space as it poaches senior talent from struggling competitors and launches a new graduate programme.

The family office managing the assets of hedge fund billionaire Steven Cohen plans to hire more investment staff in the region, having already taken on 31 people in Asia this year.

“We’re expanding our headcount in Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo,” says Hong Kong-based Marc Desmidt, CEO of Point72’s international business. “We’ve already doubled our office space in Singapore and want to take a similar approach in Hong Kong and Tokyo.”

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