Global Quantitative Strategies



Global Quantitative Strategies (GQS) is Citadel’s systematic investment business. Established in 2013, GQS has rapidly become an industry leader. Within GQS, agile teams of passionate quantitative researchers, engineers and traders come together to win. This shared commitment to excellence and collaboration has generated outsized impact and accelerated our ambition to be the best.

Approach to Investing

Our colleagues apply leading research techniques and technology to generate and monetize insights across the global capital markets. GQS systematically trades nearly 10,000 securities in multiple asset classes including Equities, Futures, Fixed Income, Currency and Credit products globally.

Developing and applying advanced statistical and quantitative modeling techniques to data allows us to identify and capture investment opportunities. We are able to successfully develop and deploy these strategies due to our leading data, research, optimization and trading platforms.

Talent at the Center

The rapid and successful growth of the business is fueled by our people. Our high-performing teams comprise experts in quantitative research and engineering from a wide variety of backgrounds. Whether colleagues join us from campus, industry or academia, each colleague in the GQS team provides critical and impactful perspectives to our quantitative investment process.

Our teams are driven to specialize in key areas of the investment process, and they collaborate to harness the expertise of one another. Early-career talent has the opportunity to work closely with experienced colleagues, who are passionate about their work and dedicated to delivering strong results.

Our quantitative researchers bring their unique perspectives and research specialties to bear, while engineers unlock a multiplier effect through development of robust platforms that allow us to operate at scale. This approach, coupled with the dynamic growth and expansion of the business, positions our people to have extraordinary opportunities for impact.


Navneet Arora
Head of Global Quantitative Strategies

Navneet Arora is Head of Global Quantitative Strategies (GQS) at Citadel and a member of Citadel’s Portfolio Committee. He first joined Citadel as a Senior Quantitative Researcher in 2013. Prior to joining Citadel, Navneet served in senior research leadership roles at Barclays Global Investors, BlackRock and American Century Investments.

Navneet received a Ph.D. in finance from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, a postgraduate degree from the Indian Institute of Management-Kolkata and a bachelor’s degree from Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur.