The Relentless Pursuit of Opportunity



Our mission is to have a positive impact on the global economy by deploying capital to reach its fullest potential.

Analyzing global markets with discipline and focus, we employ a diverse range of strategies in an effort to bring capital to its fullest potential and deliver consistent investment returns to our clients. We do this by working harder, seeing farther, and by empowering the world’s most talented minds with the tools and culture they need to achieve peak performance.

We fundamentally believe that fair, transparent, and open markets around the world benefit all investors and contribute to a healthy global economy.

Our firm is guided by its core values of championing honesty, rewarding excellence, continuously learning, solving problems together, and earning the win. Founded over 25 years ago, we succeed by approaching each day like it’s the first.

Our team


Track Record

For more than two decades we have sought new ways to capitalize on market opportunities. With everything we achieve, we recognize the fundamental truths that inspire us to always keep pushing forward.


In-House System of the Year by Risk Magazine

Citadel reaches $27 billion in investment capital.


Leadership Recognized

Citadel receives “A” grade in Institutional Investor’s alpha report card, wins five awards from Absolute Return, and is Named Hedge Fund of the Year by Risk Magazine. Firm is named one of the country’s 50 best workplaces for recent college graduates by Great Place to Work. Launches Aptigon Capital, fundamental equities trading business based in Greenwich.


Continued Focus on Performance

Crossing the $25b billion mark in investment capital, Citadel is named “Hedge Fund of the Year” by Institutional Investor and named one of the country’s 30 best workplaces in financial services and insurance by Great Place to Work. Ben Bernanke, former Chairman of the Federal Reserve, joins the firm as senior advisor. Citadel’s Risk Management Center recognized as “Best Risk Management Initiative” by the American Financial Technology Awards.


Multistrategy Hedge Fund Manager of the Year

Institutional Investor Magazine recognizes Citadel as Multistrategy Hedge Fund Manager of the Year. The firm’s Global Fixed Income business wins Best Global Macro Fund of the Year from Absolute Return.


Citadel ranked best overall hedge fund by Hedge Funds America


Firm expands operations to Boston, Dallas and Houston


Hedge Fund Hall of Fame

Institutional Investor’s Alpha creates the Hedge Fund Hall of Fame, naming Ken Griffin among the 14 inaugural inductees. Citadel launches Surveyor Capital, a fundamental equities trading business, as well as its tactical funds and macro businesses.


Citadel receives Euromoney’s best global hedge fund award


Opens offices in Hong Kong

Acquires large portions of Amaranth Advisors’ energy portfolio and Sowood’s credit portfolio. Firm opens offices in Hong Kong.


Launch of foreign exchange business

Firm crosses $10b threshold in investment capital. Launches foreign exchange business.


Moves into global headquarters in Chicago


Launches commodities business

Following the collapse of Enron, Ken Griffin leads an effort to hire energy traders, meteorologists, and quantitative researchers, launching the firm’s commodities business. Operations expand to San Francisco.


Launches equities business


Launches credit strategies business. Opens London office


$1b in investment capital

With a team of 100 employees, Citadel reaches the $1 billion mark in investment capital and is recognized with the Relative Value/Arbitrage Award by Alternative Investments. Fixed income business launches.


Firm reaches $500m in investment capital


Name changes to Citadel. Statistical arbitrage business launches

The firm is renamed “Citadel”, reflecting the firm’s strength as it expanded and diversified to more markets worldwide.


Griffin Moves to Chicago

Firm founded as Wellington Financial Group. Launches convertible bond arbitrage business.



As a student at Harvard, Ken Griffin reads an article in Forbes that inspires him to begin trading convertible bonds. He persuades his dorm’s janitor to allow him to place a satellite dish on the rooftop in order to access real-time information. From this modest beginning, Griffin raises nearly $1m, catching the attention of Frank Meyer, a hedge fund pioneer and co-founder of Chicago-based Glenwood Partners.


Global Headquarters
131 South Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60603 USA

TEL 312-395-2100
FAX 312-267-7100

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28 State Street
6th Floor
Boston, MA 02109 USA

TEL 1.617.531.4900

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300 Crescent Court
Suite 250
Dallas, TX 75201 USA

TEL 1.972.892.1700

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4242 Six Forks Road
Suite 1550
Raleigh, NC 27609

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33 Benedict Place
3rd Floor
Greenwich, CT 06830 USA

TEL 1.203.900.6000

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Hong Kong

Chater House Suites 1801, 1806-10
8 Connaught Road
Central, Hong Kong

TEL 852.3667.5500
FAX 852.3667.5501

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Bank of America Center
700 Louisiana St.
Suite 4600
Houston, TX 77002 USA

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120 London Wall
London EC2Y 5ET
United Kingdom

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New York

601 Lexington Avenue
(Between 53rd & 54th St)
New York, NY 10022 USA

TEL 1.646.403.8200
FAX 1.646.403.8268

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San Francisco

4 Embarcadero Center
San Francisco, CA 94111 USA

TEL 1.415.354.7200

One Market Plaza
San Francisco, CA 94105 USA

TEL 1.415.354.7300

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15/F Plaza 66, Tower II
Nanjing West Road
Shanghai, China

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First Canadian Place
100 King Street West
Suite 4720
PO Box 147
Toronto, Ontario
M5X 1C7

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