WSO podcast | E157: Point72's Head of Investment Professional Development Shares Her Path - Jaimi Goodfriend
In this episode, Jaimi Goodfriend, Head of Point72's Investment Professional Development and director of the Point72 Academy shares her winding path through Wall Street. From starting in M&A when she graduated from Michigan in 1997 to her jump to equity research a few years later, we learn the main reason she decided to pursue a career in finance and how she eventually ended up as a hedge fund analyst working for some of the most successful funds in the world including Balyasny and Citadel. Find out why after 3 years on the buyside she decided to take a massive pay cut and give it all up to become a professor at the University of Illinois and what drew her to Point72. Finally, in the last part of the pod, we discuss the Point72 Academy, what they look for in undergraduate hires and young professionals, the future of the industry as well as the odds of actually breaking in.
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