Hedge Funds People Moves

Citadel beefs up global equities team

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Ken Griffin’s firm has sourced talent from Level Global and Fidelity.

Ken Griffin’s Citadel Investment Group is rebuilding its global equities team after laying off 10 staffers earlier this year. The firm has hired former Level Global Investors partner Jeffrey Messina as a portfolio manager focusing on San Francisco industrials. The global equities division contributes to the firm’s flagship multistrategy funds Kensington Global Strategies and Wellington, which were down about 3% through June 30.

Messina most recently worked as director of research at Archeroak Capital, which he joined late last year. Archeroak was launched by Brian Cohn, an alumnus of SAC Capital Advisors. Prior to Archeroak, Messina spent six years