Academy Associate

Status:
1st Year Associate
at
Group/Division/Type: Investment Research
City:

New York City ,
United States

Interviewed: September 2021

Overall experience

Negative

Difficulty

Average

General Interview Information

Outcome

No Offer

Interview Source

Applied Online

Length of Process

2-3 months

Interview Details

What did the interview consist of?
Phone Interview
1 on 1 Interview
Background Check
Please describe the interview / hiring process.
This review aims to provide an accurate account of the Point72 application process. To summarise, from start to end, the process lasted 3 months. I have detailed each step below. The intention of this review is to inform.

Steps:
1) Questionnaire: 3 questions (1x motivational; 1x behavioural; 1x investment decision question)

2) Case study: Given a stock and asked to build a 3-statement model.

3) Case study debrief (Interview with Academy coach): The coach may argue your thesis is wrong. Show an understanding of their argument and either demonstrate it represents another risk or have figures to prove why their viewpoint is invalid.

5) Interview 2 (with investment professional): Why P72, why long/short, tell me a long idea, tell me a short idea? More technical based.

6) Interview 3 (with investment professional): Why P72, why long/short, tell me what you know about the academy, tell me a long idea, how did you approach your case study?

7) Interview 4 (with senior management): More motivational-based questions to understand how you think regarding investment trends.

8) Interview 5 (with senior management): As above. Tell me about your investment process? Tell me what events in your life led you to pursue L/S?

9) Interview 6 (with a recruiter): Motivational and behavioural based.



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Point72

Hedge Fund

Est Annual Revenue:
$500m+

Industry: Hedge Funds

Other Interview Data

Associate (Vice President)

Goldman Sachs 2016 CHICAGO

Trader (Vice President)

HSBC 2022 New York City

Vp (Vice President)

Morgan Stanley 2021 New York City

Vp (Vice President)

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Quantitative Strategist (Vice President)

Morgan Stanley 2020 NA