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What can we learn from Citadel's CEO, Ken Griffin?
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Stories of the Week
Richest Hedge Fund Manager’s Guide to Trading
Ken Griffin is the richest hedge fund manager with a net worth of over $35 billion.
He’s the founder and CEO of Citadel, one of the largest hedge funds in the world.
They manage over $62 billion in assets.
Here are the strategies they use to get consistently high returns:
Citadel takes diversification to a whole another level.
While most investors and hedge funds diversify by investing in various assets, Citadel goes beyond that.
They rely on countless investment strategies all at once.
This allows them to protect themselves from volatility.
A prime example is the COVID-19 pandemic.
Citadel made a fortune during the pandemic by diversifying its investments and investment strategies.
In 2020, its flagship fund, Wellington, returned 24.4% to investors.
Then, in 2022, Citadel earned the largest annual gain in hedge fund history (38.1%.)
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Now back to the lessons!
Investing in Technology
Citadel invests a ton of capital in its infrastructure and technology.
They do that so they can run advanced quantitative models and algorithmic trades.
Ken Griffin is a big believer in using technology to gain a competitive edge in the markets.
The investment has paid off.
During the 2008 financial crisis, Citadel lost over 55% of its value.
This could have been the end of the hedge fund.
But because of its advanced technology, trading algorithms, and models, Citadel rebounded.
It returned over 62% in 2009 to its investors.
Actively Managing Your Positions
Citadel and Ken Griffin use an active management style.
They track and adjust their positions.
Citadel is trading in global markets, so they have to be aware of countless data points.
They can’t be doing a good job as a hedge fund without adjusting their positions all the time.
For example, during the COVID-19 pandemic, sectors like travel and energy lost a ton of value.
Because of its active management style, Citadel reduced its exposure to these sectors.
At the same time, they focused on high-growth sectors like tech and healthcare.
This style helped them make over $16 billion in profits in 2022.
Citadel shows the true difference between investors and hedge funds.
Investors put capital into companies and let them compound.
Hedge funds are constantly monitoring the markets and adjusting their approach.
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