Company News Citadel Securities Named Among 2020 Best Workplaces in Chicago by Great Place to Work®

Citadel Securities Named Among 2020 Best Workplaces in Chicago by Great Place to Work®

May 21, 2020

CHICAGOMay 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Citadel Securities, a leading global market maker, was named one of the 2020 Best Workplaces in Chicago by Great Place to Work.  To determine the Best Workplaces in Chicago list, Great Place to Work analyzed survey responses from over 27,000 Chicago area employees, who anonymously rated their employers’ performance across a variety of criteria, including trust in leadership, fairness of workplace decisions and camaraderie.

“We are thrilled to be recognized as one of Chicago’s top workplaces,” said Peng Zhao, CEO of Citadel Securities. “We believe that providing talented minds with the best technology, tools, and environment to drive innovation creates better markets and this recognition is a testament to that commitment.”

Citadel Securities trades in 35+ countries around the world and provides liquidity in a variety of products across fixed income, equities, derivatives, ETFs and FX. The firm is a top equity and options market maker in the U.S., trading approximately 40% of U.S. retail equity volume and over 20% of total U.S. equity volume every day. It is also the #1 Designated Market Maker (DMM) on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), where it is responsible for trading the shares of more than 1,400 listed entities and plays a key role in managing trading during IPOs and direct listings. The firm also has a robust FICC business that serves more than 1,400 institutional clients across 53 countries.

“Best workplaces like Citadel Securities have built powerful foundations of trust and human connection to help carry their organizations through stressful and uncertain times,” said Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. “This gives companies on this list a powerful opportunity not just to do well for their people, but to do well for their businesses and for Chicago.”

About Citadel Securities

Citadel Securities is a leading global market maker, delivering a broad array of fixed income and equity products to banks, broker-dealers, government agencies, corporations, insurers, and sovereign wealth funds. Through innovation and efficiency, the firm provides liquidity with the goal of driving price discovery in more than 35 countries and making markets more competitive, open, and transparent. Since its founding more than 15 years ago, Citadel Securities has cultivated a culture of excellence, assembling the brightest minds in trading, technology, and the sciences to make better markets for a better world.

About the Best Workplaces in Chicago

Great Place to Work based its ranking on a data-driven methodology applied to anonymous Trust Index™ survey responses from over 27,000 employees at Great Place to Work-Certified organizations in the Chicago Metropolitan Statistical Area.  This ranking was finalized prior to the COVID-19 pandemic and does not reflect companies’ roles or responses to their people or communities in addressing the impact of the coronavirus.  To learn more about Great Place to Work Certification and recognition on Best Workplaces lists, visit

About Great Place to Work

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture. They help organizations quantify their culture and produce better business results by creating a high-trust work experience for all employees. Emprising®, their culture management platform, empowers leaders with the surveys, real-time reporting, and insights they need to make data-driven people decisions. They use their unparalleled benchmark data to recognize Great Place to Work-Certified™ companies and the Best Workplaces™ in the US and more than 60 countries, including the 100 Best Companies to Work For® list published annually.

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