Why Become an Investment Professional?
Have you ever wondered about an investing career, but felt you didn’t know enough about the industry, or where to start?
In this episode, Jaimi Goodfriend, Director of Point72 Academy, talks to Harry Schwefel—co-Chief Investment Officer at Point72 and a former PM with decades of experience—about the basics of our business, building an investing career, and what keeps him excited about the job.
You’ll also hear from Point72 portfolio manager Ryan Wilder and investment analyst Badre Alkurdy on why you need to be okay with being wrong, opportunities to own your development, and how Point72 Academy prepares you for a career in equities investing.
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How an Analyst Becomes a PM
26:33Point72 Portfolio Manager Mike Mongiardini joins Jaimi to talk about his career journey from Point72 Academy graduate to investment analyst to PM. You’ll also hear from the head of our emerging manager program—Point72 LaunchPoint—and a PM who completed the program about how analysts can prepare for a PM seat.
Success as a Student in the Point72 Academy
20:22In this replay from last season, you’ll hear host Jaimi Goodfriend talk to Jean Horenstein, a former analyst and PM who is now a senior faculty member for the Point72 Academy, about designing curriculum for analysts, the value of understanding a market narrative, and how diverse backgrounds supports creative thought and collaboration.You’ll also hear Point72 portfolio manager Josh Klosk and Sterling Schwartz, a Point72 Academy graduate and analyst on his team, reflect on the rigor of the Academy program, how it prepared Sterling for a career as an investment analyst, and what attributes can set analysts apart—or undermine their success.
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Where Can This Career Take You?
22:38Point72 Analyst Joe Moynihan joins Jaimi to talk about his transition from designing the Academy curriculum to joining the program to become an investor himself. You’ll also hear from two investors at Point72 Ventures – one of whom was an Academy grad – on similarities between long/short and venture investing, qualities that make a good candidate, and advice for early-career professionals.
How Do Analysts Excel?
16:35Point72 Analyst Coach Jeremy Simon joins Jaimi to share his perspective from two decades of buy-side experience on what excelling as an investment professional looks like. You'll also hear two of our analysts talk about qualities that make them suited for the job and how they continue to build their investing careers.
Steven A. Cohen on a Career in Investing
19:52In this episode our host Jaimi Goodfriend sits down, one on one, with Steve Cohen—the founder of Point72—to talk about becoming an investment professional, connecting the dots, and continuous improvement.Then we’ll dig into some details about our firm and take a look at the culture at Point72.Finally, we’ll hear about Steve as a person and how his life and perspective impact our company.
Inside the Point72 Academy Summer Internship
14:36In this episode, you’ll hear directly from five members of our summer internship class. They’ll help you get a sense of what we teach, what it’s like to be an intern working on an investing team, what interns do in their free time, and how the summer internship shaped their plans for the future.
How Can I Stand Out?
22:44In this episode, Jaimi talks to an Academy recruiter about what she looks for on resumes, how candidates set themselves apart, and dos and don’ts in the interview process.You’ll also hear from an Academy graduate and his PM about why they wanted to work together, and how Point72 creates career opportunities you’ll only get in the Academy.
Why Become an Investment Professional?
19:28Have you ever wondered about an investing career, but felt you didn’t know enough about the industry, or where to start? In this episode, Jaimi Goodfriend, Director of Point72 Academy, talks to Harry Schwefel—co-Chief Investment Officer at Point72 and a former PM with decades of experience—about the basics of our business, building an investing career, and what keeps him excited about the job.You’ll also hear from Point72 portfolio manager Ryan Wilder and investment analyst Badre Alkurdy on why you need to be okay with being wrong, opportunities to own your development, and how Point72 Academy prepares you for a career in equities investing.
What is the Point72 Academy?
27:31Jean Horenstein, Point72 Academy senior faculty member, joins Jaimi to talk about the Academy curriculum, what the best analysts do to set themselves apart, and how Jean transitioned from the pre-med track with the goal of becoming a cardiothoracic surgeon to a career in investing. You’ll also hear from Elbert Low and Alice Zhu, analysts and Point72 Academy graduates, on how the Academy prepared them for their roles today, their career progression, and their favorite parts of the job.
So, You're Considering a Career in Finance
30:03Join Jaimi Goodfriend—Point72 Academy Director—as she sits down with Mark Flannery, Point72’s Head of U.S. Long/Short Equity Teams Supervision to learn about different types of businesses within finance, his career path from equity research to our hedge fund, and how his passion for music shaped his career. You’ll also hear from Jon Thompson, Portfolio Manager, and Cory Bunce, Analyst, about starting their careers in investment banking, how Point72 Academy trains the next generation of investors, and how their careers have developed at our Firm.