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The Chicago Public Education Fund

200 West Adams Street Suite 2150

Chicago, Illinois 60606

United States

Company Description

The Chicago Public Education Fund (The Fund) is a nonprofit organization working to increase the number of great public schools in Chicago by supporting talented principals and enabling effective educator teams to reinvent classroom learning. The Fund ser ... more

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Employment History

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Affiliations

Member of the Board of Trustees
Museum of Contemporary Art

Member of the Board of Trustees
Art Institute of Chicago

Member
The Economic Club of Chicago

Member of the Board of Trustees
Whitney Museum of American Art

Board Member of Board of Trustees
University of Chicago

Member of the Boards of Trustees
Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Advisory Board Member
Eurasia Group

Member
Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago

Member
G 100

Member
World Economic Forum

Member
Commercial Club of Chicago

Member
Committee on Capital Markets Regulation

Founder
Hedge Tracker

Exploratory Committee
Rauner Inc

Board Member
Latest News

Member of the Finance and Risk Oversight Committee
Ernstrade

Member
Association for Investment Management and Securities

Member of the Finance and Risk Oversight Committee
Forex Ratings

Board Member
Boards of Trustees of The Art Institute of Chicago

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Citadel Securities LLC

Founder
STREETOFWALLS

Founder
SAC Capital Advisors LLC

Board Member
TRADE

Board of Governors Member
Severn River Yacht Club

Founder
Aragon Global Management

Founder
Griffin Early Childhood Center

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Boca Raton Community High School

Boca Raton High School

Harvard

B.A.

Economics

Harvard University

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Business People | Environetics

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Ken Griffin: The Man Who Knows his Way Around Hedge Funds

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Ken Griffin was born in October of 1968 in Florida. He graduated from Harvard with a Bachelor's degree in economics. Ken Griffin on insidermonkey started investing as a freshman in college and in his second year, he started a hedge fund from money he had collected from friends and family. He then went on to [...]
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Businessman and CEO Kenneth Griffin has build Citadel LLC into a global financial power. Due to his leadership and unconventional methods, he is now a billionaire several times over. Ken Griffin started his company in 1990, about a year after he graduated from Harvard. Within a few short years, his company had amassed over $1 [...]


Ken Griffin: The Man Who Knows his Way Around Hedge Funds | Environetics

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Ken Griffin: The Man Who Knows his Way Around Hedge Funds

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Ken Griffin was born in October of 1968 in Florida. He graduated from Harvard with a Bachelor's degree in economics. Ken Griffin on insidermonkey started investing as a freshman in college and in his second year, he started a hedge fund from money he had collected from friends and family. He then went on to launch a second fund and at just 21 years of age, was managing $1 million.
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Griffin did not disappoint and yielded nearly 75% returns on the investment. A year after graduating he founded Citadel LLC, the company that he has grown to blistering success. Citadel is an alternative asset manager, a liquidity provider and services solutions on investment technology. Mr. Griffin led Citadel to recover from the 2008 financial crisis on citadel.com to one of the leading hedge funds today.
The success that Citadel has had has made Ken Griffin very wealthy and in 2014, his net worth has actually been estimated to be around $5.6B. When he was only 34, he was the youngest self-made individual on the Forbes list and a year later he was among the youngest people on the Forbes 400.
Mr. Griffin is respected in economic circles and for his expertise in the industry. He has appeared in front of various committees where he has advocated for the need for industry regulations to be updated in line with changes in the market. He has won a number of accolades for his work at Citadel and his management at the company. He was named in the top CFOs list, and Citadel was rated as one of the best places to work at, mainly because of the perks that it offered.
He has served on the board of a number of art organizations. He is also a board member of Chicago Public Education Fund and the University of Chicago. Griffin has emerged as an avid art collector and has purchased a number of expensive pieces by Paul C├ęzanne and Jasper Johns.


Award Winning Hedge Fund Managers & Asset Managers - Citadel

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Kenneth Griffin

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Kenneth Griffin
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Kenneth Griffin
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Kenneth Griffin is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Citadel. A diverse financial institution, the Citadel group includes Citadel, an industry-leading alternative asset manager; Citadel Securities, one of the leading liquidity providers in America's capital markets; and Citadel Technology, a solutions provider for investment management technology.
Mr. Griffin graduated with a bachelor's degree from Harvard University. He is an active supporter of educational causes that drive community improvement, and he serves on the Board of Directors of the Chicago Public Education Fund.
Within the business community, Mr. Griffin is a member of numerous organizations, including the Economic Club of Chicago, G100 and the Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago.
Mr. Griffin actively supports Chicago's civic and cultural institutions. He is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Whitney Museum and the University of Chicago.


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Kenneth Griffin: Famous Financial Executive

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Kenneth Griffin is a Chicago-based hedge fund manager. He is a native of Florida, where he attended Boca Raton High School. After graduating from there, he went on to attend Harvard University. While Griffin was still a student at Harvard, he started two investment funds that he ran out of his dorm room. When he was between classes, Griffin would hurry back to his dorm room in order to make trades.
Griffin started these hedge funds with money he got from his grandmother. Using the $265,000 he received in startup funds from his grandmother, he profited tremendously by shorting the stock market during the crash of 1987. He went on to make more wise investments during his last few years at Harvard, and he graduated from there with a degree in economics in 1989.
First Major Foothold in the Financial World
After graduating from Harvard, Griffin was able to gain the notice of a wealthy investor named Frank Meyer, who was the founder of the investment firm Glenwood Capital.
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Griffin made the most of his opportunity with Meyer.
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Because of this, Griffin's hedge funds were soon overrun with people who wanted to invest in them.
Formation of Citadel
With all of this new money flowing in, Griffin took the opportunity to form Citadel LLC on November 1, 1990. The initial money that Griffin had to work with was $4.2 million. Griffin has stated that he chose the name "Citadel" to reflect the fact that his funds would be a place of strength during times of economic adversity.
Griffin did very well with Citadel, and he quickly made piles of money for himself and his investors. The initial value of $4.2 million for Citadel has grown today to a staggering $24 billion. Griffin's net worth today is estimated to be $5.5 billion.
Philanthropic Efforts
Griffin is known to be one of the best investors in the world, but he is also well known for his charitable efforts. He is a major supporter of education. As well as the many donations he makes to educational charities, Griffin also sits on the Board of Directors for the Chicago Public Education Fund.
He is also a leading patron of the arts. Griffin sits on the Board of Trustees for the Museum of Contemporary Arts as well as the Art Institute of Chicago.
Political Activity
Griffin is also an active supporter of political causes. He terms himself a "Reagan Republican," and he has made generous donations to several Republican running for national office. However, he has also donated money to several Democrats in the state of Illinois.


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Until those claims are proven to have no basis, Kenneth Griffin of the immigration bureau says that Chris Brown will not be leaving the country.

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Ken Griffin
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Kenneth Griffin is an American hedge fund manager and self-made billionaire. At the age of 46, he is worth an estimate twenty-five billion dollars in investment capital. He is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Citadel, Limited Liability Company. Kenneth Griffin earned his Bachelor degree in Economics from Harvard University.
In 1986, in his freshman year of college, he began trading in his dorm room at school, after reading a copy of Forbes magazine. During his second year of college, he started a convertible bond arbitrage focused hedge fund. His early success helped him launch a second fund, and in 1989 he graduated from Harvard University. In 1990, he created Citadel, Limited Liability Company, with $4.6 million. The firm now manages twenty-four billion dollars in assets.
After college graduation, Kenneth Griffin joined the hedge fund, Glenwood Capital Limited Liability Company. Frank C. Meyer is an investor and the founder of Glenwood Capital Limited Liability Company; he financed Kenneth Griffin with $1 million to invest. Kenneth Griffin surpassed Meyer's expectations. Frank Meyer made a seventy percent return on the investment, all due to Kenneth Griffin's hard work.
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In 2014, Kenneth Griffin was voted eighty-six on the top four hundred richest Americans list. In 2015, Citadel Limited Liability Company was voted an excellent place to work, because of its' corporate culture. Kenneth Griffin is an active advocate for academic causes that aid in improving the community. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Chicago Public Education Fund. He is also an outspoken proponent for charter schools. In October 2009, he and the Melinda and Bill Gates Foundation financed and supported the opening of a charter school in Chicago, named Woodlawn High School. Kenneth Griffin also funded a foundation that created the University of Chicago's Early Childhood Center.
In February of 2014, Kenneth Griffin donated one hundred and fifty millions dollars to his alma mater, Harvard University. This was the largest gift that the University, had received from its' alumni. His financial aid gift supports eight hundred undergraduate students a year. It created two hundred Kenneth Griffin scholarship awards. At the ten year anniversary of his graduation from Harvard University, Kenneth Griffin created a scholarship in the name of his grandfather, Wayne R. Gratz.

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