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Point72 Asset Management, L.P. is an investment firm that only serves one particular client type -- investment funds. This fee-only firm has hundreds of advisors managing client assets, and the firm earns its compensation from asset-based fees and performance-based fees. Point72 currently manages just a small handful of funds.

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Point72 Asset Management Background

Formerly Stamford Harbor Capital, L.P., Point72 began its investment advisory operations in 2018. The Delaware limited partnership specifically shifted its focus to investment funds and pooled investment vehicles. The firm has offices in the U.S., Europe, Asia and Australia. Steven A. Cohen is Point72’s chairman, president and chief executive officer (CEO).

Point72 became indirectly embroiled in and hurt by a dramatic short squeeze by Reddit traders, many of whom used the Robinhood trading app, on hedge funds that had been shorting GameStock shares. That short squeeze extracted billions from hedge fund Melvin Capital, in which Point72 had invested. Point72 reportedly provided Melvin Capital with $750 million in emergency cash and lost nearly 15% from the successful short squeeze.

Point72 Asset Management Client Types and Minimum Account Sizes

Point72 primarily serves its investment funds. The firm currently manages about 19 funds, or pooled investment vehicles, according to its Form ADV. As for minimum account size requirements, Point72 minimums range from $25,000 to $25 million. 

Services Offered by Point72 Asset Management 

Point72 specializes in portfolio management services for pooled investment funds. 

Point72 Asset Management Investment Philosophy 

Point72 says in its brochure that it aims to achieve each fund’s investment objective by focusing on long/short equity, systemic and global macro investment strategies. The firm’s funds also focus on active investment strategies, leverage, commodities and cash and cash equivalents.

Point72 mainly invests in equities, secured and unsecured debt, futures, forward contracts, options, convertible bonds and preferred stock, derivative instruments, equity or fixed income related instruments and contracts for differences. The firm may also expand into cryptocurrencies: Published reports in May 2021 said Point72 was poised to make a major investment in crypto with both long/short strategies on the hedge fund side and investments with its venture capital unit, Point72 Ventures.

Point72 Asset Management Fees

Point72 doesn’t specify an exact fee schedule for its investment funds, but the firm says annual rates typically range up to 2.85%.

What to Watch Out For

Point72’s Form ADV lists a few regulatory action disclosures that involved its affiliates. One of them relates to an issue in 2013 when a Point72 affiliate paid disgorgement, interest and a penalty to settle a civil complaint by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Opening an Account with Point72 Asset Management

You can set up an account with Point72 by visiting any of the firm’s offices, or by contacting an advisor over the phone.

All information is accurate as of the writing of this article.

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How Long $1mm Lasts in Retirement

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Methodology We analyzed data on average expenditures for seniors, cost of living and investment returns to determine how many years of retirement a $1 million nest egg would cover in cities across America.

First, we looked at data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) on the average annual expenditures of seniors. We then applied cost of living data from the Council for Community and Economic Research to adjust those national average spending levels based on the costs of each expense category (housing, food, healthcare, utilities, transportation and other) in each city. Using this data, SmartAsset calculated the average cost of living for retirees in the largest U.S. cities.

We assumed the $1 million would grow at a real return (interest minus inflation) of 2%. Then, we divided $1 million by the sum of each of those annual numbers to determine how long $1 million would cover retirement expenses in each of the cities in our study. Cities where $1 million lasted the longest ranked the highest in the study.

Sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Council for Community and Economic Research