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Aug 15, 2016

why do you need a brand when your boss has 10B ? joke aside, also interested in this.
What asset class is their forte ?

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Aug 26, 2016

In a presentation they said they have long/short, macro, quant, and private equity teams. Obviously significant majority is going to be in long/short and I doubt they'd hire out of undergrad for the other teams.

Aug 26, 2016

They're long/short. Pretty prestigious summer academy program but apparently they cut half the class every year.

Aug 26, 2016

If the option is available, you're way better off interning in the S&T program at a BB.
Heard pretty bad things from friends interning in the "academy" program.

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Aug 26, 2016

Could you share some stuff in specific if possible?

Aug 26, 2016

Echoing above, they did cut half the summer class. Avoid. Probably better to lateral in after a two year stint elsewhere.

Aug 27, 2016

Know from a friend in the most recent class that return offer was 70%

Aug 26, 2016

Pretty good place to work as a full-time. Casual working environment with tons of resources to work with i.e with Point72 brand name you can sit down with any sell-side analyst and corporate meeting. Mentorship is great from what i know as they are trying to develop "home-grown" PM.
You get a "small" portfolio to trade with as a cut from your senior PM quite early on. They hire pp from various background but most of them have BB IB intern or fund intern in their CVs.
All above info are from one of their office outside the US.

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Aug 26, 2016

Yeah I think I heard somewhere they are opening up to outside investors in like '17/''18, somewhere in there. Have a buddy who just went over to their "Idea lab". Sounds like they are incubating trading strategies in more of a start-up environment and then shipping the stuff that works over to the mothership. Kinda interesting concept...

Aug 28, 2016

Buddy of mine did the Summer Academy 2 years ago, it screwed him over. They didn't get extended a FT offer and when they tried to find jobs outside it was near impossible. No bank would take him since they knew he didn't get a FT offer from the firm. On the other side of the coin...if you get a FT offer you're set for life.

Why get your own coffee when you can get an intern to do it for you?

Aug 30, 2016

can echo this - very similar thing happened to a friend.
I heard it's a complete shitshow - would not touch with a 20 ft pole. Again, play it safe early on and go to BBIB or even S&T.

Aug 29, 2016

ha, i hate L/S. they don't touch debt ?

Aug 29, 2016

I have heard mixed reviews in regards to their academy program, safer bet is to do IB first and then transition if you want to.

Oct 10, 2016

bump....anyone heard back from Point 72 yet?

Oct 20, 2016

have a first round in a few hours...have you had a superday yet?

Nov 2, 2016

Anyone go through the written assessment or the 20 minute recorded interview? Any insight on the questions/structure would be much appreciated.

Jan 3, 2017
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