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Cohen’s Point72 Faces Discrimination Claims From Female Staffers

  • Complaints were filed with Connecticut’s human rights agency
  • Hedge fund previously has been sued for gender discrimination
Steve Cohen
Steve CohenPhotographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Point72 Asset Management was named in two separate discrimination claims, including one from a former employee who was among the top-ranked women at Steve Cohen’s hedge fund firm.

Sara Vavra, who departed as head of global macro in October, and Shannon Gitlin, who works in Point72’s investor relations department, filed grievances with the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities in recent months, according to court documents and interviews with members of the body. The agency was set up to prevent discrimination in areas including housing, employment and contract compliance.