Citadel International Equities

A Specialized Approach

International Equities encompasses the firm’s equity operations in Europe and Asia, with leadership and central operations teams in both London and Hong Kong. Our investment professionals benefit from resources tailored to capitalize on opportunities in international markets.

Our investment teams take a bottom-up approach to analyzing a company and are experts in their industries. Each sector-focused investment team uses a variety of inputs to develop a deep understanding of a company’s strategy, management team, drivers of performance and cyclical and secular industry trends. Investing with a market-neutral approach, our teams pursue optimal returns regardless of market conditions.

Key Strategies

  • Fundamental long/short
  • Event-driven
  • Equity capital markets

Sectors

  • Consumer
  • Financials
  • Healthcare
  • Industrials & materials
  • Technology, media & telecom

Continuous Talent
Development

We recruit people who are tremendously talented and relentlessly curious, and we help them build careers. Coming from a variety of backgrounds, from economics and accounting to engineering, law and medicine, each team member shares an appetite to learn and apply their knowledge to the markets. Every individual is evaluated for character, capability and their drive to succeed.

From their first day, new colleagues are immersed in a comprehensive training program, focusing on leveraging the firm’s proprietary research tools, alternative data and risk management. Everyone has room to grow, regardless of experience. We foster a culture of collaboration and best practice sharing, including panel discussions, coaching from experienced investment professionals and internal and external expert speakers.

We believe in the power of the team. Individuals benefit from the collective knowledge within International Equities and the whole of Citadel, allowing us to connect the dots and better forecast markets.

Set Up for Success

We ask our colleagues what they need to be successful, then provide it to them. Backed by the full scale of Citadel, our portfolio managers can build their teams to maximize their contribution to the firm.

Few can rival our investment in technology, data and people. Investment professionals leverage internal research and analysis as the foundation of their approach. With dedicated data scientists, researchers and traders, our investment process is both rigorous and efficient, helping investment professionals identify and pursue opportunity early.

We continuously look for ways to automate and outsource workflows, allowing investment professionals to focus on the highest value tasks. Decades of investment in risk management technology, along with an experienced local quantitative research team, provide differentiated insights into market moves and enable ongoing capital deployment where and when opportunities arise.

Team Leadership

Drew Gillanders
Head of International Equities, Europe

Drew Gillanders returned to Citadel in June 2023 after previously serving as a healthcare and consumer portfolio manager at the firm from 2019 to 2022.

Drew has more than 20 years of investment experience across long/short and event-driven strategies in the U.S. and Europe. Prior to joining Citadel, Drew was a portfolio manager at Point72 and Head of European Risk Arbitrage at Och-Ziff. Earlier in his career, he held senior investment roles within Merrill Lynch’s Global Proprietary Trading Group, SAC Capital, and North Sound Capital. He began his career in M&A and Restructuring at Morgan Stanley in New York.

Drew earned a bachelor’s degree from University of Toronto’s Trinity College.

Sachin Kewalramani
Head of Asia Fundamental Equities

Sachin Kewalramani is the Head of Asia Fundamental Equities, responsible for leading the long/short equities strategies in APAC.

Prior to joining Citadel in 2021, Sachin spent 11 years serving in senior leadership roles at Balyasny, including Head of Asia and Portfolio Manager. Before Balyasny, Sachin was a Managing Director at SAC Capital and Blackstone. Earlier in his career, he worked at Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley.

Sachin received a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Mumbai and an MBA from Concordia University.

Sean Salji
Senior Advisor

Sean Salji began his career at the firm in Citadel Global Equities in 2005. Rising to become one of our most successful portfolio managers, he became the regional head of our equities strategy in London from 2015 to 2017. In 2018, he returned to lead Surveyor Capital’s expansion in Europe until he became the Head of International Equities uniting the firm’s broader equities strategies outside of North America. In July 2023, Sean became a Senior Advisor to International Equities.

Prior to joining Citadel, Sean was Assistant Vice President for the research division at Merrill Lynch Europe.

Sean holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in natural sciences from the University of Cambridge.

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