Billionaire Ken Griffin on Investing, Citadel and Life/Career
A speech and Q&A with billionaire hedge fund manager Kenneth C. Griffin. In his speech Ken covers his early experiences of investing, why hiring the best people is the most important part of his business and coming back after loosing money in the financial crisis. The Q&A covers Kens wider views on energy policy, tax and much more.
1:35 Start of Ken
2:22 Early life
8:01 Hiring the best people
12:35 What great companies feel like
15:06 Greatest Mistake
19:08 Chicago and its politics
29:16 Start of Q&A
29:25 Response to claim that hedge fund managers make too much money?
31:56 Views on USA energy policy?
33:11 Too big to fail?
36:40 What is high frequency trading?
38:43 How much of your brain do you devote to information technology?
40:33 What do you look for in people?
43:36 Transition to management?
45:24 Getting engineers to come to Chicago
46:34 Why are hedge funds not in Chicago ?
47:29 What is QE3?
53:06 Is there a Bond bubble?
54:33 Entitlement problem?
56:44 Illinois pension issues?
59:55 Political views?
Interview Date: 22 May, 2013
Event: Economic Club of Chicago’s 85th Dinner Meeting
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