Our mission is to be the
most successful investment
team in the world


About Citadel

We analyze global markets with discipline and focus, and employ a range of strategies in an effort to deliver market-leading investment returns to our capital partners. We empower the most talented minds in finance with an unparalleled combination of deep fundamental research, predictive analytics, and leading-edge technology to identify and capture new opportunities. Our world-class global team brings together the art of investing with the science of finance to help our capital partners achieve their financial goals. We drive our mission through a culture of excellence: constantly improving, continuously learning, rewarding results, and winning with integrity.

Our values


We do things the right way, without compromise. We are direct, decisive and, above all, accountable. We practice sound judgment and common sense in our actions that conforms to the letter and spirit of the law at all times. We win on the merits, with integrity.


We are here to win. We are constantly improving, and are committed to out-thinking and out-executing our competitors. We take on what others dismiss as impossible, and solve the hard problems that others walk away from. This is why we hire the best.


We empower and reward team members who deliver results. We create opportunities by consistently making career and compensation decisions on the merits, recognizing that doing so attracts and retains the best and brightest at Citadel.


We are driven by a thirst for knowledge. We are constantly learning – from each other and from inspired thinkers around the world. We passionately pursue new ideas, new innovations and new strategies that will strengthen our competitive advantage.

Extraordinary colleagues

We hire extraordinary people. We build extraordinary teams. We demand a culture of collaboration where we learn from each other, inspire one another and share in our successes. We achieve far more together than we ever could on our own.

Our commitment to civic leadership

At Citadel, we are passionate problem solvers. We do not accept the status quo and we are constantly looking to achieve what others think is impossible. That’s true not just in our careers, but also in our communities.

With a focus on increasing access and opportunity so that people can pursue their dreams and realize their fullest potential, we act quickly, decisively and boldly in moments of great consequence to take on even the most difficult challenges, whether close to home or far afield.

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Hedge Fund of the Year

Wins Multi-Strategy Hedge Fund Manager of the Year and Institutional Hedge Fund Manager of the Year at the Institutional Investor Hedge Fund Industry Awards. Named Hedge Fund of the Year by Global Capital. Strengthened APAC presence with a new office in Singapore.

Investment capital $42 billion as of Oct 1, 2021.

Linkedin Top Companies

Citadel named to Linkedin’s Top Companies for 2018 list.

Citadel awarded In-House System of the Year by Risk Magazine

Citadel reaches $30 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.

Continued focus on performance

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.

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 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.

Our offices


Global Headquarters
131 South Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60603 USA

TEL 312-395-2100

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New York

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

TEL 1-646-403-8200

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120 London Wall
London EC2Y 5ET
United Kingdom

TEL 44-020-7645-9700
Pillar 3 Disclosure Documents
Citadel Europe LLP
UK Stewardship Code Disclosure
Citadel Europe LLP

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Hong Kong

16th Floor
Two International Finance Centre
8 Finance Street
Hong Kong SAR, China

TEL 852-3667-5500

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San Francisco

4 Embarcadero Center
San Francisco, CA 94111 USA

TEL 1-415-354-7200

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300 Crescent Court
Suite 250
Dallas, TX 75201 USA

TEL 1-972-892-1700

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33 Benedict Place
3rd Floor
Greenwich, CT 06830 USA

TEL 1-203-900-6000

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316 West 12th Street
5th floor
Austin, TX 78701 USA

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

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One Grand Canal Square
5th Floor
Dublin 2
Dublin, Ireland

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28 State Street
6th Floor
Boston, MA 02109 USA

TEL 1-617-531-4900

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Asia Square Tower 2
12 Marina View
Singapore, 018961

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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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Los Angeles

Watt Plaza
1925 Century Park East, Suite 1700
Los Angeles, CA 90067

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11 Avenue Delcassé
75008 Paris – 5th FL

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Our investment strategies