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Fundamental Researcher - Canvas



Sep 25

  • Job
    Entry Level / Graduate
  • Research & Development
  • New York City
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AI generated summary

  • The candidate must have an undergraduate or advanced degree, strong analytical and communication skills, intellectual curiosity, and the highest ethical standards. They should also possess adaptability, humility, and a solution-oriented attitude.
  • The Fundamental Researcher at Point72 will become an industry expert, gather qualitative data from company executives, synthesize findings in comprehensive reports, and collaborate with investment professionals to make informed investment decisions.


  • An undergraduate degree or advanced degree with demonstrated academic success
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication abilities
  • An eagerness to find out if your conclusions are right or wrong
  • An understanding of how companies work (their processes and outcomes) or an interest in learning
  • Intellectual curiosity, creative thinking, maturity
  • Highest standards of ethical decision making
  • What success looks like:
  • Integrity – You demonstrate 100% commitment to the highest ethical standards
  • Ownership – You take charge of your work, uphold your commitments, and always do your best
  • Commerciality – You focus on what matters most, ask questions when needed, and are cognizant about not wasting your time or that of others
  • Humility – You welcome and are receptive to feedback and learn from past mistakes
  • Adaptability – You can triage business needs and context switch quickly and efficiently
  • Admirability – You elevate the room through your work ethic, domain knowledge, work product, and solution orientated attitude


  • Other Market Intelligence divisions do quantitative research to explain what is going on in an industry. As a Fundamental Researcher, your qualitative research will explain the why. In this role you will:
  • Become a subject matter expert on an assigned industry
  • Learn from small, medium, and large private company executives about their businesses and the industries in which they operate, including gathering qualitative data on what is happening (e.g., structural shifts; real-time changes in supply/demand dynamics; and emerging competitors, markets, and technologies) and, importantly, why it is happening
  • Synthesize your findings in comprehensive reports that present a view of the industry
  • Gain unparalleled exposure to, and learn from, business leaders across industries, including private company executives and your colleagues
  • Interact directly with our investment professionals and learn the discretionary investment process to help drive more informed investment decisions


What will I be doing as a Fundamental Researcher on the Canvas team?

As a Fundamental Researcher on the Canvas team, you will be conducting in-depth research on private companies, speaking with executives, and synthesizing your findings into comprehensive reports for our investment professionals.

What kind of learning experience can I expect from this role?

In this role, you can expect to learn about a wide range of industries and businesses, gaining valuable insights from successful executives and expanding your knowledge base.

Who will I be interacting with on a daily basis in this role?

In this role, you will be speaking with some of the most successful executives of private companies to gather information for your research reports.

How will my research reports be used by the investment professionals?

Your research reports will be consumed by our investment professionals to inform their investment decisions and strategies. Your insights and findings will play a crucial role in shaping our investment approach.

What skills or qualifications are required for this role?

Strong analytical skills, attention to detail, and the ability to effectively communicate and synthesize complex information are key for success in this role. A background in finance or business is preferred.

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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.