Ken Griffin, “The Future of Finance”

Tuesday, March 7, 2023
3:00PM

Ken Griffin
The Future of Finance
The Jocelyn and Robin Martin Memorial Lecture

Ken Griffin is one of the most successful hedge fund managers in the history of finance. He began trading from his Harvard dorm in 1987 and in 1990 founded Citadel, believing the integration of exceptional talent, advanced quantitative analytics and leading-edge technology would generate consistent, strong long-term performance. Today, Citadel is recognized as one of the foremost global alternative investment firms, with capital partners that include pre-eminent public, private and non-profit institutions. In 2002, Griffin established Citadel Securities, one of the world’s leading market makers today.

Citadel Securities has been at the forefront of the modernization of markets and market structures, which has delivered enormous benefits to investors globally. Its institutional business serves more than 1,600 clients, including many of the world’s largest sovereign wealth funds and central banks. Over the past two decades, Citadel Securities has advocated for and created more open, transparent, competitive and resilient markets, both in the US and abroad.

Ken has contributed more than $1 billion philanthropically in recent years, including catalytic giving to expand access to high-quality education at every level, advance medical research, reduce recidivism and violent crime, enhance public spaces and support our country’s world-renowned cultural institutions.

Ken holds an A.B. in Economics from Harvard College and serves on a number of boards that reflect both his commitment to driving upward mobility through economic and educational opportunities and his passionate support for cultural institutions that enrichen our lives and communities.

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