Citadel Said to Hire Macquarie Commodities Analyst Bi

  • Bi earlier was principal analyst for base metals at Macquarie
  • Citadel in April named Misra-Godwin as metals money manager

Citadel LLC, the $26 billion hedge fund firm run by Ken Griffin, hired Angela Bi, formerly of Macquarie Group Ltd., for its commodities team, said two people with direct knowledge of the matter.

Bi was hired as an analyst covering industrial metals in London, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the appointment isn’t public. Bi was the principal analyst of the Chinese base metals market at Macquarie until July, according to her LinkedIn profile.

Katie Spring, a spokeswoman for Chicago-based Citadel, didn’t comment. Fiona McDonald, a spokeswoman for Macquarie in Hong Kong, declined to comment.

Bi’s appointment comes after Citadel in April named Aditya Misra-Godwin as a portfolio manager for metals in April, also in London. Misra-Godwin previously worked at Caxton Europe LLP and Brevan Howard. Citadel’s commodities team covers North American and European gas markets, as well as crude oil and refined products, and agriculture, according to its website.

Citadel uses macro strategies across asset classes including equities, fixed income, credit and commodities. The firm recently hired a team for a new equities group, known as Ravelin Capital, that will start trading later this year.