Former BAML European equities head joins Citadel Securities

It is the latest high profile appointment for Citadel Securities' European business after hiring JP Morgan's former EMEA head of equities trading.

Citadel Securities has recruited Tony Walker, the former co-head of European electronic equities trading at Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML), as an independent director.

According to Companies House, Walker joined as an independent non-executive director at the beginning of June.

Walker left the US bank in October last year, following a four year stint co-heading its European electronic equities business alongside Natan Tiefenbrun.

He joined Merrill Lynch in 2006, and had spearheaded the bank’s impressive growth in market share in electronic trading during his time there.

His appointment is the latest high-profile appointment for Citadel Securities’ European business, after hiring JP Morgan’s former European head of equities trading, Laurent Marquis, in April.

Citadel Securities kick started the year with a flurry of appointments in Europe including Mete Mustecaplioglu, former head of trading at LaSalle, as an equities trader, and two senior traders from Susquehanna International Group, according to reports.