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Citadel named to Linkedin’s Top Companies for 2018 list.
Investment capital $30 billion as of December 1.
Citadel reaches $30 billion in investment capital.
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.
Crossing the $25 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.
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.
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.
Acquires large portions of Amaranth Advisors’ energy portfolio and Sowood’s credit portfolio. Firm opens offices in Hong Kong.
Firm crosses $10b threshold in investment capital. Launches foreign exchange 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.
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.
The firm is renamed “Citadel”, reflecting the firm’s strength as it expanded and diversified to more markets worldwide.
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 building manager 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.
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