Citadel hired a machine learning specialist from Deutsche Bank

http://news.efinancialcareers.com/uk-en/245020/citadel-no-longer-hiring-mostly-from-goldman-sachs-in-london/ Citadel is building its team in London. Christian Hesse, who until this month was working in a hybrid sales trader and quant role at Deutsche Bank, just joined the hedge fund as a quantitative researcher. Hesse has a PhD in Cognitive Science from Birmingham University, which is not unusual for a quant. More interestingly, however, he spent the first seven months of his banking career in 2009 working as a ‘scientific employee’ at Deutsche Bank’s secretive Quantitative Products Laboratory in Berlin, which is focused on machine learning projects. As well as building in equities, and hiring from Goldman Sachs to populate the new team, Citadel has acquired Citi’s Automated Trading Desk Division – which was a pioneer of high frequency trading – and has also been hiring quant talent for…


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