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Jan 19 2010 | 1:04pm ET
The transition from hedge fund giant to financial services giant has not been smooth for Citadel Investment Group. The Chicago-based firm continues to lose top executives from its nascent investment banking unit even as it aggressively recruits fresh blood for the same business.
The latest casualty at Citadel Securities is the head of said investment banking business, Todd Kaplan, who resigned from the firm last week after less than nine months on the job. Kaplan’s exit follows those of former Citadel Securities president Rohit D’Souza in October and former institutional trading head Peter Santoro last month.
As he did when D’Souza resigned, Citadel Europe chief Patrik Edsparr, will step into Kaplan’s shoes. Citadel’s investment banking leaders will now report to Edsparr, who is also global CEO of Citadel Securities.
It is unclear why Kaplan, a former head of global leveraged finance at Merrill Lynch, chose to leave Citadel.
Aug 25 2014 | 11:21am ET
As many of you know, FINalternatives was recently acquired by the owners of Futures magazine, a firm called The Alpha Pages LLC. Today marks the soft-launch of a new sister site for both publications. As its name suggests, The Alpha Pages will cover all types of alternative investments, going far beyond the more well-known ones such as hedge funds and private equity. Read more…
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