John Sabat is a Portfolio Manager at Point72's Cubist Systematic Strategies, where he runs global mid- and high-frequency equities, futures, and fixed income strategies. He has been at the firm for 20 years as a PM and with the multi-manager quant business since its inception. John began his career at D. E. Shaw & Co. in 1995 in the international equities statistical arbitrage group and later founded and led the firm's share class arbitrage strategy. He has also worked at CIBC and HBK Investments and has experience implementing index rebalance strategies and systematizing traditional discretionary strategies.
John is actively involved with education non-profits and serves on the Board of Trustees of Education Reform Now, a non-profit that works to improve public school education, especially for low-income students and students of color. He co-chairs their annual Take 'Em to School charity poker tournament and casino night in New York and also helps organize their annual NBA All-Star Weekend charity poker tournament. In addition, he was a founding board member of the non-profit public charter school Harlem Success Academy 4 and serves on the Success Academy Leadership Council. As a minority owner of the NBA Champion Milwaukee Bucks, John contributes to the team’s numerous social justice and education initiatives. He is also an active member of the Advisory Council for Johns Hopkins University's Center for Talented Youth (CTY) and board member of the University of Michigan Latino Alumni Association (UMLA).
In addition to his philanthropic work, John serves on the Board of Directors of ComedyWire and as an Advisory Committee member for Upper90, a company focused on venture capital debt and equity opportunities. He is also an active investor in start-ups and sits on the Advisory Board of Sortium, an AI-based software development company.
John holds a Master of Science degree in Statistics from New York University’s Stern School of Business, where he graduated summa cum laude and received the Ernest Kurnow Award for excellence in the field of statistics. He earned his B.B.A. degree in Finance from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, graduating summa cum laude. John is also a CFA charterholder. He lives in New York City with his wife and three children.