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Point72 Academy 2024 Investment Analyst Program for Experienced Professionals

Point72 Academy 2024 Investment Analyst Program for Experienced Professionals
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Job Description

Point72 Academy 2024 Investment Analyst Program for Experienced Professionals

We’re training the next generation of Point72 discretionary investment professionals. The Point72 Academy Program is a ten-month paid training program designed to introduce you to the buy-side and prepare you for a career as a Long/Short Equity Financial Analyst at Point72.

Upon successfully graduating from the Academy, you will have the opportunity to be placed in a role on a long/short equity investing team.

As an analyst at Point72, you will benefit from our mentorship culture and ongoing professional development resources that are dedicated to your continued growth beyond the Academy.

What you’ll do
Learn the fundamental research and analysis skills needed to be an analyst at Point72 and apply intellectual curiosity in a role that values creativity, autonomy, and analytical rigor.

MONTHS 1-8: Academics & Fundamental Research Training

  • Develop sophisticated company analysis and modeling skills from our Academy faculty, investment professionals and professors from some of the world’s leading universities.
  • Learn statistics, accounting, financial modeling, data analysis, coding, and more.
  • Complete a compliance training curriculum to prepare you for an analyst role.
  • For all Academy Associates, at least a portion of this training will take place in our New York City office

MONTHS 9-10: Investing Team Rotations

  • Apply the skills you’ve developed to real-life situations as you rotate with two investing teams.
  • Gain firsthand experience and valuable mentorship from our investment professionals during your rotations.
  • Team rotations will take place in local offices

Upon Successful Graduation: The Analyst Role

Upon the successful completion of the Academy, you’ll have the opportunity to interview for an equity research analyst role at Point72, where you’ll work closely with your portfolio manager and team to develop a deep understanding of companies across industries and around the world. Through fundamental research and financial analysis, you’ll attempt to see change before it happens and turn those insights into actionable investment ideas. You can apply your financial acumen and curiosity to help shape your team’s investment strategies as you:

  • Develop sophisticated financial models to help you understand the business you cover and how they are changing
  • Perform fundamental research; attend industry events, interact with sell-side research analysts and sales professionals, and analyze compliant data sets.
  • Constantly develop your skills through coaching from your portfolio manager and by using the full breadth of the professional development resources available to you
  • Apply your ever-growing knowledge base to identifying and opining on key market debates that drive stock prices
  • Creatively research questions subject to the firms compliance policies and procedures
  • Recognize variant views versus the market
  • Conduct yourself with the highest levels of professionalism, integrity, and ethics

Who should apply

When we hire for the Point72 Academy, we’re looking for potential. We’re interested in problem-solvers offering a unique perspective that could be applied to investing. Backgrounds of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Finance: sell-side, private equity, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, insurance, venture capital, and more
  • Industry-specific experience (including consulting) in areas such as:
    • Oncology, pharma, immunology, gene therapy, cardiology, and other biological and/or medical sciences
    • Geoscience, chemical engineering, renewable energy
    • Software engineering, cloud computing, sales and solutions engineering
  • Those with superior analytical skills as demonstrated through work experience and/or graduate education in law, philosophy, economics, history, political science, journalism, humanities, or liberal arts

In addition to prior professional experience, we’re looking for people with:

  • The ability and ambition to learn quickly as we prepare you to join a long/short equity investing team as an investment analyst
  • Demonstrated passion for problem-solving, no matter the discipline
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to collaborate well with others
  • Fierce commitment to ethics and integrity
  • Self-motivation, maturity, and eagerness to learn
  • Exceptional critical and analytical thinking ability
  • An undergraduate degree (or above)


  • We have three start dates per year. The start class you will be considered for depends on when your apply.

What to expect

  • Your online application, essays and resume will serve as an introduction to who you are as a candidate. Once you complete the online application, we will begin reviewing your profile.
  • Selected candidates will then receive an email invitation to participate in a case study, allowing you to showcase your experiences and demonstrate your business acumen.

There is no set application deadline for this position. We strongly encourage you to apply and fulfill all requirements as soon as you feel ready to begin the hiring process. Don't miss this opportunity to kickstart your career in the world of investing with Point72 Academy.

We take care of our people

We invest in our people, their careers, their health, and their well-being. When you work here, we provide:

  • Fully-paid health care benefits
  • Generous parental and family leave policies
  • Mental and physical wellness programs
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Non-profit matching gift program
  • Support for employee-led affinity groups representing women, minorities and the LGBTQ+ community
  • Tuition assistance
  • A 401(k) savings program with an employer match and more

**About Point72

** Point72 Asset Management is a global firm led by Steven Cohen that invests in multiple asset classes and strategies worldwide. Resting on more than a quarter-century of investing experience, we seek to be the industry’s premier asset manager through delivering superior risk-adjusted returns, adhering to the highest ethical standards, and offering the greatest opportunities to the industry’s brightest talent. We’re inventing the future of finance by revolutionizing how we develop our people and how we use data to shape our thinking. For more information, visit here

The US annual base salary for this role is $125,000 (USD) which does not include discretionary bonus compensation or our comprehensive benefits package. Actual compensation offered to the successful candidate may vary from posted hiring based upon geographic location, work experience, education, and/or skill level, among other things.

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