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Citadel ramps up recruitment drive in Hong Kong and London

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Ken Griffin’s Citadel, which became the world’s most profitable hedge fund in 2022 after raking in $16 billion, has boosted its international equities team with a series of senior hires in Hong and London, according to a report by Reuters.

The report says that LinkedIn profile updates show that at least five veteran investment and operational professionals have joined the $57 billion firm’s non-US equity investment team so far in 2023.

New recruits include Julian Ulmer, who joined Citadel’s Hong Kong office in March from Lighthouse Investment Partners to take a newly created role as head of Asia Equities Business Development, having previously worked as head of Asian Research of Florida-based hedge fund major Lighthouse for more than seven years.

Keith Donon, meanwhile, has also joined Citadel in Hong Kong as a senior trader after more than 16 years at UBS Investment Bank.

The three new seniors hires in London are new equity analysts Shang Liew from Lansdowne Partners, and Cyrill Sourski from Davidson Kempner, and Josh Nathan from Palantir Technologies who has been appointed as director of operations.

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