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A top UBS technologist is resigning. He's not joining Citadel

Awadhesh (Abby) Singh is leaving UBS. He is not joining Citadel. 

Singh, who was global head of equity derivatives technology at UBS, is understood to be quitting today. He will be joining Bloomberg in London as head of the equity derivatives and analytics division. The initial presumption in the market was that he would be joining his former UBS boss Mike Juma who's gone to Citadel Securities as head of credit technology. 

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Singh spent two years at UBS in London after joining from Barclays, where he was global head of engineering in November 2021. He was previously head of FX derivatives IT at Bank of America.

He is the latest in a series of exits from UBS's technology business. As well as Juma, they include the likes of Alex Roigarts, Sreej Menon, Robert Nelson, Niranjan Reddy and Steve Pegg. 

Neither UBS nor Singh responded to a request to comment. It's thought that Bloomberg will be making other hires as it builds its equity derivatives team in London. 

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    Michael Traub
    9 February 2024

    This is entirely to do with the state of of the French and German Investment Banks. They rarely attract top quant talents, and if they do, they can't retain due to their passive attitude. A perfect example of that!

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    Sean Flanagan
    31 January 2024

    Not surprised! First-rate people are not needed in European IBs

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    Christina Ye
    30 January 2024

    Lol... his Linkedin profile seems to suggest he has many patents. What was he doing in UBS? European banks are not meant for techies 

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    Andy Jackson
    27 January 2024

    He was very popular in Barclays. Ran a program to improve IT productivity with his subordinate who then moved on to join Google. Not sure why he joined UBS in the first place. A chap like him should work for Google or MS and not with the tier 2 banks

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    26 January 2024


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