Jamey Thompson, co-head of Citadel’s global credit group, is leaving the $15 billion hedge fund firm after five years.
Mr. Thompson, who is departing this week, quit to be with family in Virginia, Katie Spring, a spokeswoman for Chicago-based Citadel, said by e-mail Thursday. Ryan Garino and David Grossman, co-head of convertibles and quantitative credit, will continue to run the group.
Mr. Thompson became one of the three co-heads of Citadel’s credit group in September, when the hedge fund manager merged its quantitative credit and convertible-bond teams. He started at Citadel in 2008 as a credit portfolio manager and had previously worked at New York-based hedge fund manager King Street Capital Management.
Citadel told clients about Mr. Thompson leaving late last week, Ms. Spring said. His departure follows a management change in Citadel’s equities group earlier this year when Steve Weller, who was co-head of global equities, left after the firm picked Brandon Haley to run the unit alone.