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Speaker's Biography

Richard Schimel

Head of Aptigon Capital, a Citadel Company


Richard Schimel is the head of Aptigon Capital, one of three equity strategies of Citadel LLC, and is a member of Citadel's Portfolio Committee. Prior to joining Citadel, Mr. Schimel was founder and chief investment officer of Sterling Ridge Capital Management LP, where he oversaw all firm activity including day-to-day management of Sterling Ridge's investment portfolio. Previously, he served as co-founder and co-chief investment officer at Diamondback Capital Management LLC from 2005 to 2013 and as a portfolio manager at SAC Capital Advisors LLC from 2000 to 2005. Mr. Schimel also served as vice president at Morgan Stanley from 1996 to 2000 and began his career in fixed income at Paine Weber. Mr. Schimel currently serves as president of A Little Hope, a non-profit focused on creating innovative initiatives in the childhood bereavement field. He received a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Michigan.


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