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64 Kenneth C. Griffin Quotes on Success (CITADEL)

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“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.”

Kenneth C. Griffin
Capital markets reward you for what you learn that other people have yet to ascertain.
Capital markets reward you for what you learn that other people have yet to ascertain.
We think that excellence in investing comes from focus.
We think that excellence in investing comes from focus.

“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.”

Kenneth C. Griffin
The ability to create same day straight through processing of mutual fund trades is a matter of will.
The ability to create same day straight through processing of mutual fund trades is a matter of will.
There won't be one, single global market. But there will be global investors.
There won’t be one, single global market. But there will be global investors.

“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.”

Kenneth C. Griffin
It's a winner-take-all world.
It’s a winner-take-all world.
Blockchain's a very interesting technology that will have some very profound applications for society over the years to come.
Blockchain’s a very interesting technology that will have some very profound applications for society over the years to come.
We're going through a period of retrenchment as the dynamics of the playing field are changing.
We’re going through a period of retrenchment as the dynamics of the playing field are changing.

3 Wise Kenneth C. Griffin Quotes to Live by (WISDOM)

“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.”

Kenneth C. Griffin
Our financial markets work best when they are competitive, fair, and transparent.
Our financial markets work best when they are competitive, fair, and transparent.

“Every organization has two choices. Choice one is to grow. Choice two is to die. If you decide not to grow, it’s a clear-cut message to talented people that it’s time to leave.”

Kenneth C. Griffin

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“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.”

Kenneth C. Griffin
I've often thought of successful entrepreneurs as individuals who have just the right expertise - at just the right moment - to solve the emerging problems of their time.
I’ve often thought of successful entrepreneurs as individuals who have just the right expertise – at just the right moment – to solve the emerging problems of their time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Let me be clear All I really care about is my kids know that their parents love them.
Let me be clear: All I really care about is my kids know that their parents love them.
There will come a time and place it will be appropriate for us to consider going public.
There will come a time and place it will be appropriate for us to consider going public.
It drives people nuts that I take them to McDonald's all the time.
It drives people nuts that I take them to McDonald’s all the time.

5 Kenneth C. Griffin Quotes on Taking Risks

“My advice to every student who is trying to make a decision for the years immediately after graduation: take the opportunity that in your mind is the most rewarding, that you are most passionate about and that you find most interesting and save the rest of your life for being risk averse. Whatever you want to do, this is the time to pursue it. Twenty years from now, your freedom to take risks will be limited.”

Kenneth C. Griffin
Risk is what you make of it.
Risk is what you make of it.

“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.”

Kenneth C. Griffin
As an industry, we have a responsibility to manage risk in a way that is prudent.
As an industry, we have a responsibility to manage risk in a way that is prudent.
In some industries, we refer to risk taking as 'research and development.' At financial institutions, we often take risk by investing in securities.
In some industries, we refer to risk taking as ‘research and development.’ At financial institutions, we often take risk by investing in securities.

5 Kenneth C. Griffin Quotes on Citadel

“In our first decade, I interviewed about five thousand people in pursuit of the talent that would create our future. 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.”

Kenneth C. Griffin
In our firm's earliest days, our understanding of the power of great software engineering and quantitative analytics helped Citadel stand out.
In our firm’s earliest days, our understanding of the power of great software engineering and quantitative analytics helped Citadel stand out.

“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.”

Kenneth C. Griffin
The success story at Citadel has been written by a number of people who have backgrounds from the University of Chicago.
The success story at Citadel has been written by a number of people who have backgrounds from the University of Chicago.

“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.”

Kenneth C. Griffin

3 Kenneth C. Griffin Quotes on Trading

“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.”

Kenneth C. Griffin
I set up my own trading center in my Cabot dorm room with my computer, my fax machine, and my telephone.
I set up my own trading center in my Cabot dorm room with my computer, my fax machine, and my telephone.
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.
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.

2 Kenneth C. Griffin Quotes on Being Part of a Great Team

It is incredible to come to work every day surrounded by individuals whose insights and efforts place us at the forefront of finance.
It is incredible to come to work every day surrounded by individuals whose insights and efforts place us at the forefront of finance.
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.
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.

2 Kenneth C. Griffin Quotes on Being a CEO

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.
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.
I'm the CEO; I'm the one who should be looking out for risk.
I’m the CEO; I’m the one who should be looking out for risk.

3 Kenneth C. Griffin Quotes on the University of Chicago

“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.”

Kenneth C. Griffin
I am proud to support the incredible economics department at the University of Chicago.
I am proud to support the incredible economics department at the University of Chicago.
The culture of rigorous questioning and open discourse at the University of Chicago has opened minds to ideas that have changed the world.
The culture of rigorous questioning and open discourse at the University of Chicago has opened minds to ideas that have changed the world.

2 Kenneth C. Griffin Quotes on Harvard

The resources at Harvard - its professors, our fellow students, the libraries, its alumni - created for me the opportunity to pursue my passions in finance.
The resources at Harvard – its professors, our fellow students, the libraries, its alumni – created for me the opportunity to pursue my passions in finance.
I have an economics degree from Harvard.
I have an economics degree from Harvard.

2 Kenneth C. Griffin Quotes About the Government

It is not my belief that we need greater government regulation of hedge funds with respect to the systemic risk they create.
It is not my belief that we need greater government regulation of hedge funds with respect to the systemic risk they create.
I did not foresee a day where the government had to intervene to bail out basically everybody.
I did not foresee a day where the government had to intervene to bail out basically everybody.

6 Kenneth C. Griffin Quotes on Banks

“Should we think about separating the investment banks from the commercial banks, a new Glass-Steagall? I would be really excited to see that. I think it would be great for the economy.”

Kenneth C. Griffin
Don't act like a bank unless you are a bank. That was a really big lesson learned from 2008.
Don’t act like a bank unless you are a bank. That was a really big lesson learned from 2008.
My fantasy is to break up the big banks. I wish we would end 'too big to fail' in our banking system.
My fantasy is to break up the big banks. I wish we would end ‘too big to fail‘ in our banking system.

“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.”

Kenneth C. Griffin
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 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.
We don't have a good legal justification for breaking up the banking system. But if I could wave a magic wand, I'd break up the banking system.
We don’t have a good legal justification for breaking up the banking system. But if I could wave a magic wand, I’d break up the banking system.

3 Kenneth C. Griffin Quotes on Leaders

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.
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.
We all know that great leaders can create great successes.
We all know that great leaders can create great successes.
Speaker Ryan's vision for a confident America, both at home and abroad, reflects his thoughtful leadership.
Speaker Ryan’s vision for a confident America, both at home and abroad, reflects his thoughtful leadership.

5 Kenneth C. Griffin Quotes on Politics

“Almost all politicians are able to have a great one-on-one meeting. But I’m not interested in the candidate who can have a great meeting. I’m interested in the person who can make the right decisions.”

Kenneth C. Griffin
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 often constructive to meet with a candidate for a particular office, but I believe what is most important is the candidate’s track record.

“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.”

Kenneth C. Griffin

“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 favor either my firm or myself.”

Kenneth C. Griffin

“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.”

Kenneth C. Griffin

4 Kenneth C. Griffin Quotes on Business

I want tension in my business. Tension creates change. Change is necessary to evolve and prosper. I am never satisfied.
I want tension in my business. Tension creates change. Change is necessary to evolve and prosper. I am never satisfied.
Business is business. I don't manufacture cars, but we do manufacture money.
Business is business. I don’t manufacture cars, but we do manufacture money.
Investors who find the best businesses to put their money behind are rewarded for their research.
Investors who find the best businesses to put their money behind are rewarded for their research.
The key to our business, it's a lot of research.
The key to our business, it’s a lot of research.

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