At Citadel, each team member brings something significant to the table. It is an entrepreneurial environment that inspires strong ideas, healthy debate and constant collaboration. Together, we work to create new frontiers in the investment world.

Beyond the numbers

Q5: Questions for the Team

Go behind-the-scenes with some of our best and brightest, and learn how inspiring minds and incredible drive make Citadel a great place to work.

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A Day in the Life

See how team members across Citadel put their talents to work.


Analyst, Surveyor Capital, New York City

I research technology and tech-enabled services companies, develop a view on each and refine my recommendations with relevant news and developments.

Stay Up to Date

I review each of my names for any material news that has an impact on how I think about my companies. I also call my sell-side and buy-side contacts to talk through anything important.

Build Models

I build detailed financial models of each of my companies in order to understand the fundamental variables that drive their stocks. In a way, these models summarize the output of my research, but they also highlight areas where I need to conduct additional research.

Interact Directly

An important part of my research process is interacting with management. I often attend conferences, travel to meet with management or speak with them over the phone.


Financial Engineer, Global Equities IT, London

I am responsible for developing and managing processes/tools for constructing portfolios, managing risk and deploying alpha strategies.


Throughout the day, I monitor the production jobs for risk management and trading strategies to ensure they are running smoothly and that any problems are immediately addressed.


Most of my day is spent working closely with the QR team on different research projects for building custom risk models and deploying new trading strategies in addition to improving our existing strategies.


Another important aspect of my job is to interact with quantitative researchers/traders to brainstorm new ideas and make our existing processes better.


Chief Compliance Officer, New York

I manage Citadel’s compliance program on a global basis, including the development of compliance policies and procedures.


Throughout the day, I provide advice to Citadel personnel, particularly investment personnel, on compliance issues that they encounter in performing their jobs at Citadel. These interactions inform the training we develop for Citadel personnel.

Guide Execution

I work closely across the businesses to help facilitate the execution of their strategies in light of the current regulatory environment.


Working closely with our global compliance team, I review the results of the monitoring and surveillance, including the review of electronic communications on Citadel’s systems to test compliance with applicable regulations and Citadel policies.

Citadel by the Numbers

Global Reach

Based in the world’s key financial centers.

  • Chicago
  • New York
  • London
  • San Francisco
  • Hong Kong
  • Boston
  • Dallas
  • Houston
  • Toronto
Talent Recognition

More than 50 senior members and portfolio managers have been promoted from within.

Deep Experience

Building on 25 years of investing experience since our 1990 founding.


Institutional  Hedge Fund
Manager of the Year, 2015

Institutional Investor, Hedge Fund Industry Awards

Global Equity and Multistrategy
Fund of the Year Awards, 2014

Absolute Return Awards

Expertise in Action

70+ Comment Letters

Across Citadel’s businesses, we have submitted more than 70 comment letters to federal regulators in the past decade covering issues such as improving market structure, enhancing exchange and clearinghouse rules, and promoting derivatives reform.

Shaping the Market Landscape

50+ Citations

Times that Citadel’s policy analysis and recommendations were cited by the CFTC in its landmark rule implementing the Dodd-Frank Act’s derivatives clearing mandate.