Glen Popick, for two decades the Global Head of Fixed-Income Strats at Morgan Stanley’s Investment Bank, just joined the $30 billion hedge fund Citadel as Head of their Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities (FICC) Business.
Han Lee, a PhD in Theoretical Physics and former Global Head of Quant Analytics for RBS, is taking over Popick’s role at MS.
Quants, Strats, and ML/AI experts have been getting a lot of attention (and offers) from financial services companies and alternative managers, as every business is working with greater amounts of data to grow and stay relevant. Investment managers, in order to compete with the west coast tech giants beyond giant paychecks, have started to implement Silicon Valley-style hackathons or start-up like participation and/or guarantees for new products.
Ken Griffin this week talked about Citadel’s keys to success and the Next Generation of Talent at the Milken Institute – watch his remarks here:
After a mediocre 2018 for systematic strategies, hedge funds are looking for differentiated data sets and products, along with the best quants and data engineers to implement and run them.