Global Conference 2015

Speaker's Biography

Kenneth Griffin

Founder and CEO, Citadel


Kenneth Griffin is the founder and CEO of Citadel, one of the world's largest alternative asset managers and securities dealers. As of March 1, 2015, firmwide investment capital was approximately $25 billion. Citadel Securities is one of the largest options specialists and retail equity market makers in the U.S. Established in 1990, Citadel has more than 1,100 team members in major financial centers, including Chicago, New York, London, Hong Kong, San Francisco, Boston and Dallas. Griffin is an active supporter of causes that drive community improvement, and his philanthropic activities focus on high-impact education, health and civic initiatives. He serves as a board member of the Chicago Public Education Fund and a trustee of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the University of Chicago. He is a member of the World Economic Forum, G100, the Economic Club of Chicago and the Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago. Griffin holds a bachelor's degree from Harvard College.

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