Expands Citadel’s unrivaled global leadership position in technology

CHICAGO, IL – (June 27, 2016) – Citadel announced the appointment of Steven Lieblich as Chief Technology Officer of Citadel’s hedge fund business. A 30-year veteran of Morgan Stanley, Steve has served in a series of senior technology roles, most recently as Morgan Stanley’s Chief Information Officer. Steve will report to Citadel’s Founder and CEO Kenneth C. Griffin, and will join the firm this fall.

Before serving as Chief Information Officer for Morgan Stanley, Steve’s tenure at the firm included leading the technology division of its Institutional Securities Group, which included investment banking and sales and trading operations. He previously led the Equity Technology Group and the technology team supporting cross-asset electronic trading.

“Citadel is a world-class leader and innovator in technology, and Steve will help us grow and expand this leadership position,” said Ken Griffin. “Our ability to develop and leverage market leading proprietary technology is fundamental to our strategy at Citadel and enables us to transform research into actionable insight across every facet of the investment process. We are very pleased to have a proven innovator of Steve’s caliber and experience join our team.”

For over a quarter of a century Citadel has been an industry leader in developing and deploying powerful, efficient and scalable technology platforms to enable unrivaled investment and risk management processes. Technology empowers our research process and allows us to quickly and flawlessly execute against our insights, providing a decisive advantage in the highly competitive financial markets. Citadel attracts world-class technologists who have an incredible impact on the firm’s performance.

“Citadel has been at the forefront of applying technology to create a powerful competitive advantage for its investment teams,” said Steven Lieblich. “I’m proud to lead Citadel’s team of skilled and passionate technology professionals, and I’m grateful for the trust Citadel is placing in me.”

Steve graduated from Columbia College with a B.A. in Economics and serves on the NYC Board of the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. He has also served on the board of CLS, on Red Hat’s Strategic Advisory Board, and on FINRA’s Technology Advisory Committee.

About Citadel

Citadel is a global investment firm built around world-class talent, sound risk management and powerful and innovative technology. For over a quarter of a century, Citadel has served top-tier investors around the world, including sovereign wealth funds, public institutions, corporate pensions, endowments, and foundations. Citadel’s team of more than 600 investment professionals deploys capital across all major asset classes and in all major financial markets, from offices around the world including Chicago, New York, London, San Francisco, Hong Kong, Boston, Dallas, Denver, Greenwich, Houston, Toronto, Shenzhen, and Shanghai.