Citadel and its Affiliates

Citadel is a financial institution that was founded in 1990. The company is in the business of asset management with over $26 billion to manage. It also trades in securities where it transacts in products such as swapping of interest rates for clients in retail, equities and options in equity.

Citadel manages assets for multiple international investors which include pensions and wealth funds. The company also manages university endowments. With the latest equipment and a steady risk culture guided by research, the company is an authority in local and international markets. The company headquarters is in Chicago and it has offices in Europe and Asia.

Our risk management team at Citadel identifies performance drivers and risk areas. This team is also responsible for the definition of the company’s risk tolerance and providing guidelines for such risks. The team also works to develop technology platforms which support management and estimation of risk.

At Citadel we strive to keep a steady risk culture by having a management process that can identify and manage risks. Indeed, a good relationship with investment teams coupled with an understanding of the various portfolios account for our strong risk patterns.

Citadel Securities

This Citadel Affiliate was established in 2002 to provide liquidity to institutional clients. Citadel securities make markets in almost 18,000 OTC securities all over the world. It is also present in over 7,000 listed securities in USA. Recently ranked by Baron as the #1 for providing price improvements in non- S&P and S&P shares to clients, Citadel value continues to soar.

Citadel Technology

This is another affiliate of Citadel that was established in 2009. This company offers its clients technology that is integral in investment management. This technology is designed and developed at Citadel. In order to strengthen its team and extend its reach in the market Citadel technology partnered with REDI. Now Citadel’s OMS (Order management system) and REDI’s EMS (execution management capabilities) work as one to better their services to their clientele.

Community Participation

In giving back to the community Citadel does not hold back seeing as it provides educational opportunities to children from humble backgrounds. The company is also in the front line of provision of financial assistance to people with financially crippling medical conditions. Working with food banks and donating to food depositories earned Citadel the highest ranking in contributions to welfare needs in 2015.

Ken Griffin is the founder of Citadel where he also works as its CEO. He is estimated to be worth $6.6 billion as of May 2015. His contributions and philanthropy have been estimated to be about $500 million. Griffin’s donation of $150 million to Harvard University’s aid program was ranked as the highest ever made to the University in history. Born in 1968, Griffins started investing while still in college. It was while still in college that he launched a hedge fund. Upon graduation from Harvard University he was provided with $1 million by Glenwood Capital founder Frank Meyer to invest. It is reported by the New York Times that Griffins made 70% returns on the $1 million invested by Frank Meyer.

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