Citadel names multi-strategy head

Chicago-headquartered alternative assets specialist Citadel Investment Group has appointed Kaveh Alamouti as senior managing director, who will be responsible for Citadel’s soon-to-be-launched multi-strategy macro investment business, and he will lead a team to develop and launch new alternative investment strategies.

Alamouti was previously a multi-strategy manager at Moore Capital, and before that he founded Optimum Asset Management. He has also been head of Tokai Bank’s global proprietary trading desk and started his career at Salomon Brothers, where he led the European arbitrage and proprietary trading businesses.