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Point72 Quantitative Research Intern



Sep 26

  • Internship
    Off-cycle Internship
  • Research & Development
  • $120K - $180K
  • New York City

AI generated summary

  • Masters or PhD in quantitative discipline, strong analytical skills, proficiency in Python, R, or C++, excellent communication, interest in financial markets, able to work independently and collaboratively.
  • The Point72 Quantitative Research Intern will assist the team in analyzing data sets, developing predictive return signals, researching alternative portfolio construction methods, and evaluating alpha decay characteristics for optimal execution strategies. They will also contribute to the development of research and production platforms.


  • Masters or PhD candidates in finance, computer science, mathematics, operations research, physics, or other quantitative discipline
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills. Detail-oriented
  • Proficient in Python, R, or C++
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, willing to proactively engage other team members in helping to foster a highly collaborative team-oriented research environment
  • Demonstrated interest in financial markets and systematic strategies
  • Willing to take ownership of his/her work, working both independently and within a small team


  • Successful candidates will provide research and development assistance to team leads for various aspects of the portfolio management process. Specific responsibilities will include a subset of the following:
  • Analyze large data sets to identify features and relationships to develop predictive return signals
  • Research and develop alternative portfolio construction methods and tools that can enhance portfolio returns
  • Develop performance and attribution analytics that explain sources of risks and returns in managed portfolios
  • Evaluate alpha decay characteristics and their impact on optimal execution strategies
  • Contribute to the development of robust and efficient research and production platforms

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Mission & Purpose

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.