CITADEL GROWTH BOOSTS ETF INVOLVEMENT – Citadel Securities have entered the lead market making business with a list of exchange traded funds and is also making an effort to double hiring and analytics in 2018. According to various sources and an internal memo, the move comes as they are attempting to keep an edge over rival electronic trading firms. @Peng Zhao, CEO, in March said to Citadel employees that they are planning to focus more on adding expertise in existing and new businesses, including ETFs, Arbitrage, Options, Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities and low latency trading. Citadel has taken control of Virtu’s 21 PowerShares funds that hold a total market value of $13 billion, with functions added of risking their own capital to buy and sell funds and also maintain liquidity to their existing ETF business, this includes services like block trading. #SpartanInternational