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Citadel founder and CEO Kenneth Griffin is an unlikely hedge fund legend. He never attended business school or worked on Wall Street. Instead, he started trading convertible bonds out of his Harvard University dorm room in the late 1980s and launched Citadel in 1990 with backing from Frank Meyer of Glenwood Capital. Citadel's stellar gains quickly put the firm on the map, and its assets climbed to $20 billion in 2008. But later that year, the firm experienced a brush with death as a result of the financial crisis…

Back to Hedge Fund 100 Firm Profile Ranking17. Citadel/ $26.24 billionLocation:Chicago, ILFounded:19902016 Hedge Fund 100 Rank:No. 172016 Capital:$26.24 billion2015 Hedge Fund 100 Rank:No. 192015 Capital:$23.4 billionYears on List:16Website:www.citadelgroup.comAddress:131 South Dearborn StreetChicago, IL 60603Phone:312-395-2100Fax:312-267-7300Other Offices:New York, London, Hong Kong, San Francisco, Boston, Dallas, Greenwich, Houston and Toronto Profile & NewsFirm OverviewCitadel

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