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Kenneth C. Griffin

Ken Griffin
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Ken Griffin

Kenneth C. Griffin is the founder and chief executive officer of Citadel, one of the world's largest alternative asset managers and securities dealers.

Citadel includes a number of hedge funds engaged in alternative investment strategies. As of June 1, 2014, firmwide investment capital was approximately $20 billion.

Citadel Securities serves as one of the largest options specialists and retail equity market makers in the U.S.

Established in 1990, Citadel has more than 1,100 team members in the world's major financial centers, including Chicago, New York, London, Hong Kong, San Francisco, Boston, Dallas and Greenwich.

Griffin is an active supporter of causes that drive community improvement, and he serves on the Board of Directors of the Chicago Public Education Fund. His philanthropic activities focus on high impact education, health and civic initiatives. Griffin is also a member of the Board of Trustees for the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Contemporary Art.

Within the business community, Griffin is a member of numerous organizations including the World Economic Forum, G100, the Economic Club of Chicago and the Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago.

Griffin received a bachelor's degree from Harvard College.

Previous Years

  • CNBC and Institutional Investor hosted the 7th Annual Delivering Alpha Conference on September 12, 2017.

  • Delivering Alpha 2017 stage, signage

    Meet the 2017 advisory board of Delivering Alpha, which takes place on September 12, 2017 at The Pierre in New York City.

  • The stage at Delivering Alpha 2016 in New York on Sept. 13, 2016.

    CNBC and Institutional Investor hosted the 6th Annual Delivering Alpha Conference on September 13, 2016.


CNBC and Institutional Investor are pleased to host the 8th Annual Delivering Alpha Conference in New York City on July 18, 2018. Please take note of the new month for 2018. Delivering Alpha continues to be an incomparable who’s who of the investor community with leading asset manager and institutional investors offering candid views along with illustrious political and economic commentators appearing in short segments moderated by CNBC talent and II editors.

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