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Awards for Excellence 2007: Best Hedge Fund

Ken Griffin says his firm has just had its best ever year. Keeping investors happy is crucial to that success.

Awards for Excellence 


Also shortlisted in this category:
Renaissance Technologies
TCI

Citadel


It would be hard to find a bigger global success story in hedge fund history than Citadel. Respected around the world for its ability to put capital at risk and its 17-year track record of success in an industry where participants are not noted for their longevity, Citadel has earned a unique position amid ever-increasing competition. A far cry from the firm started by Ken Griffin in 1990, the $4.6 million convertible arbitrage fund has evolved to become a diversified financial institution, deploying approximately $15 billion in investment capital across nearly every important asset class.

"Throughout our history we have had a culture of innovation and a drive to remain on the leading edge," says Ken Griffin, president and CEO, adding that these attributes have been critical to Citadel’s evolution and expansion into new business areas.

Despite the huge growth that other firms have struggled to make work, Citadel continues to produce the kind of performance that keeps investors loyal, while demonstrating risk management expertise that sets a standard for an industry that has been scrutinized as a possible threat to the stability of financial markets.



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