Citadel Appoints Virginie Saade to Newly Created Compliance Role

Virginie Saade joins Citadel from KCG, and will work as its Director of Government and Regulatory Policy for Europe.

Citadel, a US-based asset manager and market-making firm, has secured the services of Virginie Saade, who joins the group in a newly created role as its Director of Government and Regulatory Policy for Europe, Finance Magnates has learned.

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Ms. Saade joins Citadel from KCG, having worked as its Head of EU Regulatory Affairs and Strategy for nearly three years in London. Her new appointment will see her remain in the UK’s capital – she steps into her new role with immediate effect.

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In this capacity she will focus on the EU’s trading playing field, working with regional policymakers during one of the more tumultuous periods for regulation in recent years, given the impending Brexit situation. She is one of the industry’s more decorated experts in Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) regulation, and will also be playing a key role at the group ahead of its passage in January 2018.

Virginie Saade

Prior to her role at KCG she has also garnered senior level positions at Getco Execution Services and Euronext, part of a lengthy career extending back to 2001, according to information made public on her Linkedin profile.

According to Stephen Berger, Head of Government and Regulatory Policy at Citadel, in a recent statement on the appointment: “We are excited to have Virginie join our team. Her expertise and experience will be invaluable as we deepen and expand our constructive engagement with policymakers and regulators in Europe.”

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