Profiles: Kenneth C. Griffin

Kenneth C. Griffin is one of world’s top ranked hedge fund managers. He is the founder and CEO of Citadel, a Chicago based investment firm. Citadel is ranked amongst the largest and most successful hedge funds in the world with approximately $20 billion of assets under management.

Hedge Funds

A hedge fund is private investment fund or pool that trades and invests in various assets such as securities, commodities, currency, and derivatives on behalf of its clients, typically high net worth individuals and institutions. In order to invest in a hedge fund you need to meet requirements set by the Securities and Exchange Commission. … Read more

Phil Falcone

The youngest of nine siblings, Phil Falcone was an avid and formidable hockey player as a youth in his hometown of Chisholm, Minnesota. He went on to play hockey for Harvard University, where he graduated with a BA in economics in 1984. Falcone began his career in 1985, trading high yield and distressed securities at … Read more

Noam Gottesman

Firm: GLG PartnersCity: London2008 Age: 462008 Assets Under Management: $30 Billion Noam Gottesman is one of the three founders of GLG Partners, a London based hedge fund. The fund was founded by Noam Gottesman, Pierre Lagrange and Jonathan Green. The three, whose last names make up the name GLG, met while they worked in Goldman … Read more

Daniel Loeb

Firm: Third Point ManagementCity: New York2008 Age: 46 Loeb grew up in Santa Monica Canyon in California. One of three children, his father was an attorney and his mother a historian. An astute trader from a young age, Loeb was already trading stocks in high school. After spending two years at the University of California, … Read more

Toby Crabel

Toby Crabel is a celebrated commodities trader, and the fund manager of Crabel Capital Management. Crabel manages 2.8 billion dollars and achieved a growth rate of 16.7% in 2005. Crabel did not have a losing year from 1991 to 2002. Crabel attended Florida Technological University, and majored in finance. While attending college Toby began to … Read more

Tim Barakett

Firm: Atticus CapitalCity: New York2008 Age: 422008 Assets Under Management (AUM): $17.5 Billion Atticus Capital was founded in 1995 by Timothy Barakett and Nathaniel Rothschild. Barakett played hockey for Harvard University and was a first round pick in the 1986 NHL draft – but turned down a chance to play for the New Jersey Devils. … Read more

Eddie Lampert

Firm: ESL InvestmentsCity: Greenwich, Connecticut2008 Age: 46 Edward S. “Eddie” Lampert is the founder of ESL Investments. Lampert graduated from Yale University in 1984 with a degree in economics. While at Yale he worked as a research assistant for Professor James Tobin, a Nobel Prize winning economist. Lampert was also a member of Skull and … Read more

Richard Perry

Firm: Perry CapitalCity: New York2008 Age: 532008 Assets Under Management (AUM): $15 Billion Richard Perry received a BS from the University of University of Pennsylvania, and earned an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business. Like Dan Och and Eddie Lampert, Richard Perry worked in the Risk Arbitage department at Goldman Sachs. Perry … Read more