Point72 Asset Management, L.P. (Point72), has named Credit Suisse’s
former U.S. Head of Equity Research, Mark A. Flannery, to be the Sector
Executive (SE) for the Firm’s Energy Sector in its Long/Short (L/S)
equities business, Point72 President Doug Haynes announced today.
Mr. Flannery will begin at the Firm on November 2.
As SE, Mr. Flannery will act as the Energy Sector’s general manager,
supporting and supervising the performance and professional development
of all Energy Portfolio Managers and Sector teams.
Philip Villhauer, who has been serving as the Energy SE, will become SE
for the Firm’s Industrials Sector. Mr. Villhauer will also continue to
serve as Head of Global Trading. In turn, Perry Boyle, the Firm’s Head
of Equities, who has been doubling as the Industrials SE, will step
aside from his second role.
“Mark reflects the world-class talent and global expertise we have been
able to attract to our Firm,” Mr. Haynes said. “He has worked in energy
markets on three continents during his career and the perspective he
brings will aid our global trading in energy. We are excited about the
impact he will have on our L/S business.”
“Mark was an energy analyst for the first 17 years of his career,
followed by six years as the Director of Research of Credit Suisse’s
U.S. Equity Research Group,” Mr. Boyle said. “His background makes him
well-suited to lead the Energy Sector and to act as a partner to our
While Head of U.S. Equity Research at Credit Suisse, Mr. Flannery
improved the internal development, growth, and promotion processes, and
helped tighten compliance and approval processes. He held positions as
Chairman of the company’s U.S. Research Review and Investment Policy
Prior to his role as Head of U.S. Equity Research, Mr. Flannery was
Global Head of Energy Research at Credit Suisse from 2004 to 2009,
leading a global team of 35. Mr. Flannery, who holds an MA in Modern
Languages from the University of Oxford, St. Anne’s College, began his
career as a European Oil and Gas Analyst at BZW in London, which was
absorbed by Credit Suisse.
Mr. Flannery broadened his understanding of the global energy markets
during two years as an Asian Oil and Gas Analyst in Hong Kong, before
moving to New York, where he worked for nine years as a U.S. Integrated
Oil & Gas Refining Analyst and Global Head of Energy Research.
In December 2009, Mr. Flannery became the Head of U.S. Equity Research,
a leadership post he continued in until leaving to join Point72.
About Point72 Asset Management
Point72 Asset Management is a family office managing the assets of its
founder, Steven A. Cohen, and eligible employees. Point72 primarily
invests in discretionary long/short equities and makes significant
quantitative and macro investments. The Firm's long/short investment
divisions are Point72 Asset Management and EverPoint Asset Management.
Cubist Systematic Strategies is its quantitative business, and Rubric
Capital is its deep value, multi-strategy business. The Firm is
headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, and maintains offices in New
York, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Singapore. Point72 Asset Management,
L.P. is a family office and does not seek, solicit or accept any
external investments. www.Point72.com
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