Citadel Global Equities



Established in 2001, Citadel Global Equities (CGE) is Citadel’s founding fundamental equities business. CGE brings together the leading minds from across six primary investment sectors ranging from Consumer to Energy to Healthcare.

Within CGE, our Primary Strategies team supports corporate capital formation by investing in initial and follow-on issuances of stock.

Approach to Investing

CGE’s portfolios seek to bring capital to its fullest potential without regional or sector bias. Operating on a leading-edge risk management platform, CGE seeks to generate alpha by investing in companies offering the greatest opportunity.

CGE’s investment analysts specialize in a defined coverage universe, allowing them to focus on their companies in-depth. As part of Citadel’s commitment to fundamental research, CGE maintains strong relationships with companies across global markets.

Talent at the Center

Over the past 15 years, we’ve created merit-based career paths for our team members, offering growth opportunities in a culture that prizes performance over hierarchy. CGE’s portfolio managers average 16 years of experience, underpinning our apprenticeship-based approach to learning. Across the business, team members receive tailored training from the leading minds in the investment business, which is enriched by one-on-one coaching from supervisors committed to mentoring.

From day one, new colleagues are immersed in CGE’s investing process and encouraged to take the opportunity to make new discoveries. Analysts are armed with advanced data and analytics tools to solve the most complex investment challenges.


Mark Stainton
Head of Citadel Global Equities

Mark joined Citadel in 2006 as Head of Commodities and was subsequently appointed to Head of Global Equities in 2016. Prior to joining the firm, he served as Head of CDO and Exotic Credit Trading at Deutsche Bank. Prior to Deutsche Bank, he spent three years at JPMorgan Chase in London, where he was a specialist in interest rate and currency products. Mark began his career at McKinsey & Company and holds a bachelor’s degree from Oxford University.

By The Numbers1

Sectors of Focus:

Communications, Media & Entertainment
Industrials & Materials

Average years of career experience:
Investment Professionals:
  • Chicago
  • New York
  • San Francisco
  • London
  • Greenwich
  • Los Angeles