Citadel To Halve Asia Staff, Close Tokyo Office

Dec 8 2008 | 3:22pm ET

Just six months after a major expansion in the region, Citadel Investment Group is roughly halving its headcount in Asia and closing its office in Tokyo.

The Chicago-based hedge fund giant, which has been buffeted by poor performance and investor redemptions, is just the latest Western hedge fund to scale back its Asian operations. The firm will cut a total of 37 positions in Asia: In addition to the dozen jobs to be lost at the Tokyo office, Citadel will also cut almost half of its Hong Kong-based staffed, leaving between 25 and 30 employees in that office.

Among the losses is Citadel’s Asian event-driven team. All other Tokyo-based businesses will now be run from Hong Kong.

In April, Citadel made a pair of big-name hires in the region, adding Nick Taylor from Credit Suisse Group as head of principal investments for Asia and Europe as well as Merrill Lynch’s David Noh as head of merchant banking in the region.


Citadel Funds Down 47%; Firm Sued Over Sentinel Transfers

In Depth

Financial Industry Blockchain Consortium R3 To Open-Source Platform Code

Oct 20 2016 | 9:03pm ET

Bitcoin's blockchain technology has spawned a flurry of activity among fintech startups...


U.S. Trust's Beard: The Rapid Growth of the Art Lending Industry

Oct 7 2016 | 10:55pm ET

Alternative investment managers have emerged as some of the most significant art...

Guest Contributor

Hedge Fund Marketing – Tips for Your Initial Sales Meeting

Sep 29 2016 | 5:46pm ET

There are two main goals a hedge fund should have for an initial in-person sales...