Tradeweb appoints former Citadel executive as head of data and platform technology

Caius Howcroft joins New York-based vendor after three years with hedge fund Citadel.

Tradeweb has appointed a former Citadel executive as its new head of data and platform architecture technologies.

Caius Howcroft will be based in New York and report to Tradeweb’s chief technology officer, James Spencer, a Tradeweb spokesperson confirmed to The TRADE.

Howcroft joins from the Chicago-based hedge fund giant where he was most recently head of platform technology, responsible for building out the market maker’s application and data platforms for Citadel.

He previously held the role of director of compute and data infrastructure with the firm, as well as previous roles with Bloomberg, Princeton Consultants and GlaxoSmithKline.