Our investing team develops the data-driven convictions that drive each move we make. Applying sophisticated modeling, market psychology and our advanced risk systems, they pursue alpha across all market conditions.
By constantly expanding the infrastructure that maximizes our investing team’s effectiveness, we ensure they can focus solely on finding and building our edge.
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Our investing team relentlessly seeks to outperform—whether collaborating with quantitative researchers to analyze data or asking incisive questions of corporate management. The goal: uncover a new and unexplored hypothesis.
We focus and prioritize ideas that align with our competitive edge—and put those ideas to the test through modeling, backtesting and rigorous debate. Our team takes our strongest ideas to market with conviction.
When it’s time to execute on ideas, traders use their relationships and understanding of the markets and trade efficiently and cost-effectively.
Our investment professionals manage our capital with discipline, ensuring our books adapt to market cycles and withstand unexpected events.
Our team collaborates closely with the Portfolio Construction and Risk Group to ensure each portfolio is constructed to optimize risk and reward, given its investment strategy.
We have an ethos of placing decisions in the hands of the most junior person who can make them effectively. CEO and Founder Ken Griffin explains how distributed decision-making makes us responsive to changing market conditions and helps develop industry-leading talent.
Independent thinkers with an entrepreneurial mindset, each member of our investing team is challenged to take on intelligent risk. Our team explores novel approaches to the markets, solving problems and revealing hard-to-find opportunities.
What amazes me about Citadel is its wholly scientific approach to everything from data analysis, book construction and even talent development. As an investor, I could consistently test and improve my investment process and reduce behavioral biases based on hard data and abundant support from our data & risk teams.
The Citadel toolkit, from data crunching tools to the proprietary risk model, optimizes the time spent understanding businesses better than anyone on the street … however, Citadel is a lot more than that. It’s about a sense of belonging to and contributing in a community of hungry, thoughtful and highly intellectual individuals.