Kenneth C. Griffin Quotes
The success story at Citadel has been written by a number of people who have backgrounds from the University of Chicago.
As an industry, we have a responsibility to manage risk in a way that is prudent
We’re going through a period of retrenchment as the dynamics of the playing field are changing.
Inspirational Quotes by Kenneth C. Griffin
There will come a time and place it will be appropriate for us to consider going public.
We think that excellence in investing comes from focus.
Those who have enjoyed the benefits of our system more than ever now owe a duty to protect the system that has created the greatest nation on this planet.
My fantasy is to break up the big banks. I wish we would end ‘too big to fail’ in our banking system.
I had to learn to trust people, and I realized that success was going to be born in hiring really bright people – very self-motivated, very able to make good judgment calls day in and day out.
It is often constructive to meet with a candidate for a particular office, but I believe what is most important is the candidate’s track record
It is my hope that visitors, artists, and students from around the world will experience all that MoMA has to offer for generations to come
One of the great advantages that I had in my career is I started trading 24 hours a day in my early 20s, and I had to learn to delegate to people.
I don’t feel I’m at liberty to speak about the actions of any one CEO. That’s not fair; given CEOs have duties to their shareholders.
there won’t be one, single global market. But there will be global investors.
Gambling is entertainment… Financial markets, what one often refers to as speculation, is really the force by which we move capital to the best and highest use.
We don’t have a good legal justification for breaking up the banking system.
The investment banks should either choose to be regulated as banks or should arrange to conduct their affairs to not require the stop-gap support of the Federal Reserve
If I could wave a magic wand, I’d break up the banking system.
When a company creates a product that directly or indirectly adversely impacts the health of people, that product must be regulated. The process by which it’s created must be regulated. No company has the right to injure people. No company.
The ability to create same day straight through processing of mutual fund trades is a matter of will.
If you think about the amount of critical thinking that has come into the field of economics, two universities have dominated the landscape in my life: Chicago and Harvard.
The key to our business, it’s a lot of research
We’re subject to the same forces of capitalism that have built the entire American economy. Strong returns induce more capital flow, which creates more competitors, and you have to evolve and get better, or you die.
It is not my belief that we need greater government regulation of hedge funds with respect to the systemic risk they create.
We dont have a good legal justification for breaking up the banking system. But if I could wave a magic wand, Id break up the banking system.
We all know that great leaders can create great successes.
We all know that great leaders can create great successes…success for the Chicago public education fund is to bring great leaders into Chicago’s public schools.
When a company creates a product that directly or indirectly adversely impacts the health of people, that product must be regulated. The process by which its created must be regulated. No company has the right to injure people. No company.
Block chain’s a very interesting technology that will have some very profound applications for society over the years to come
I am supporting many Republican candidates who embrace the principles and policies set forth in Speaker Ryan’s vision and who are committed to moving our country forward on the right path.
Citadel’s Capital Market division plays an important role in our nation’s financial markets. Our broker-dealer is the largest market maker in options in the United States, executing approximately 30 percent of all equity option trades daily
When you read that UBS did not even view parts of its mortgage portfolio as having market risk, it becomes very obvious that a number of firms were not dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s when it comes to risk management.
Walk across any of the trading floors – they are full of 29-year-old kids. The capital markets of America are controlled by a bunch of right-out-of-business-school young guys who haven’t really seen that much
Almost all politicians are able to have a great one-on-one meeting. But Im not interested in the candidate who can have a great meeting. Im interested in the person who can make the right decisions.
Investors who find the best businesses to put their money behind are rewarded for their research.
The culture of rigorous questioning and open discourse at the University of Chicago has opened minds to ideas that have changed the world.
For choice, I prefer not to be a public figure. I don’t have Tom Cruise’s good looks. I don’t have a need to be on the front page of fill-in-the-blank.
The investment banks should either choose to be regulated as banks or should arrange to conduct their affairs to not require the stop-gap support of the Federal Reserve.
The resources at Harvard – its professors, our fellow students, the libraries, its alumni – created for me the opportunity to pursue my passions in finance.
If you look at Citadel today, that’s really – the founding principle of the firm is a real pursuit of talent, a pursuit of people who have a passion for finance, and a pursuit of individuals who make good decisions day in and day out.
Skin Let me be clear: All I really care about is my kids know that their parents love them.
So many of the great thought leaders that have shaped economics – Gary Becker, Milton Friedman – what an unbelievable success story they’ve had in their field.
As Americans, I think we really believe that with the meritocracy that exists in our country, the equality of opportunity is so important to the foundation of our culture and our society
I’m the CEO; I’m the one who should be looking out for risk
As our success grew, we became known across the four corners of finance not just for our outstanding returns, but also for our outstanding people
I want tension in my business. Tension creates change. Change is necessary to evolve and prosper. I am never satisfied.
In some industries, we refer to risk taking as ‘research and development.’ At financial institutions, we often take risk by investing in securities
You can’t succeed in the markets today unless you are part of a great team. The team is the essence of how you win
I have known Senator Rubio for a number of years, and he is an inspiring, courageous, and bold leader who embodies the American dream of freedom and equal opportunity for all.
It’s important for me to be No. 1.
Long ago, I had to sort of learn to have a thick skin to read some of the things you read in the papers and to also keep my ego in check when you read some really flattering things in the papers.
Don’t act like a bank unless you are a bank. That was a really big lesson learned from 2008.
Should we think about separating the investment banks from the commercial banks, a new Glass-Seagull? I would be really excited to see that. I think it would be great for the economy.
The idea that the largest banks in the world would simultaneously fail, need government support, government guarantees, and/or government intervention to survive was not in my range of realistic scenarios.
It drives people nuts that I take them to McDonald’s all the time.
Speaker Ryan’s vision for a confident America, both at home and abroad, reflects his thoughtful leadership.
Our financial markets work best when they are competitive, fair, and transparent
It’s a winner-take-all world.
It is incredible to come to work every day surrounded by individuals whose insights and efforts place us at the forefront of finance.
In our firm’s earliest days, our understanding of the power of great software engineering and quantitative analytics helped Citadel stand out
I think if you look at the realm we’re discussing, which is the political realm, I think it would be impossible to find an action by any politician intended to specifically favour either my firm or myself.
Business is business. I don’t manufacture cars, but we do manufacture money.
I have an economics degree from Harvard.
I did not foresee a day where the government had to intervene to bail out basically everybody.