Kaveh Alamouti

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Kaveh Alamouti (Persian: کاوه الموتی‎; born 12 October 1954) is a British-Iranian investment banker. Alamouti holds a B.Sc. in Engineering from the Imperial College London, and an MBA and a Ph.D in Finance from the London Business School, where he went on to serve as a member of the Faculty of Finance and Accounting.

In 1983 he joined Salomon Brothers and was responsible for proprietary arbitrage trading in European markets. There he rose to become Head of Proprietary Arbitrage Trading.

Alamouti joined Tokai Bank in 1990 to establish an arbitrage group operating on a global basis. He was responsible for managing the overall risk and profitability of the Tokai Bank Europe Group in fixed income, foreign exchange, equities, credit spreads, and emerging markets. There he served as Senior Managing Director of the Tokai Bank Europe and Head of Trading for the Tokai Bank Europe Group.

Alamouti established Optimum Asset Management in November 1999 to engage in asset management on a global basis. Following this, he was a Trader and Portfolio Manager at Moore Capital Management.

Between 2008 and 2014, Alamouti served as the Chief Executive Officer at Citadel Asset Management Europe and Head of Global Macro and Portfolio Manager at Citadel Investment Group, L.L.C. Alamouti announced his retirement in March 2014, and his Citadel macro team, FX (an internally seeded fx fund) and rates/equity specialists, departed with him.[citation needed]

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