MISSION

To Be the Most Successful Investment Team in the World.

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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

Integrity

We do things the right way, without compromise, the first time – every time. 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.

Winning

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.

Meritocracy

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.

Learning

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.

2018
Linkedin Top Companies

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

Investment capital $30 billion as of December 1.

2017
Citadel Awarded In-House System of the Year by Risk Magazine

Citadel reaches $30 billion in investment capital.

2016
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.

2015
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.

2014
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.

2013
Citadel ranked best overall hedge fund by Hedge Funds America
2010
Firm expands operations to Boston, Dallas and Houston
2008
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.

2007
Citadel receives Euromoney’s best global hedge fund award

2006
Opens offices in Hong Kong

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

2004
Launch of foreign exchange business

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

2003
Moves into global headquarters in Chicago
2002
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.

2001
Launches equities business
1999
Launches credit strategies business. Opens London office
1998
$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.

1996
Firm reaches $500m in investment capital
1994
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.

1990
Griffin Moves to Chicago

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

1987
Harvard

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

Chicago

Global Headquarters
131 South Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60603 USA

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

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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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London

120 London Wall
London EC2Y 5ET
United Kingdom

TEL 44.0.20.7645.9700
FAX 44.0.20.7645.9701
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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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Hong Kong

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

TEL 852.3667.5500
FAX 852.3667.5501

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Dallas

300 Crescent Court
Suite 250
Dallas, TX 75201 USA

TEL 1.972.892.1700
FAX 1.212.220.1106

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Greenwich

33 Benedict Place
3rd Floor
Greenwich, CT 06830 USA

TEL 1.203.900.6000

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Houston

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

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Dublin

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

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Boston

28 State Street
6th Floor
Boston, MA 02109 USA

TEL 1.617.531.4900
FAX 1.212.220.1115

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Shanghai

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

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Toronto

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

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Raleigh

305 Church at North Hills Street
Suite 1101
Raleigh, NC 27609

919-985-8650

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Our Investment Strategies

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