In an extravagant gesture of appreciation, Citadel’s Ken Griffin flew over 1,200 employees and their families to Tokyo Disneyland, celebrating the company’s 30th and 20th anniversaries with a Maroon 5 concert and full access to the park’s wonders.
Celebration in Style
Citadel and Citadel Securities marked significant company milestones by whisking away their Asia-based workforce to Tokyo for a three-day extravaganza filled with Disney magic and top-notch entertainment. Griffin, whose net worth is a staggering $35.4 billion, spared no expense ensuring that travel, accommodation, park access, and childcare were fully covered.
A Gesture of Gratitude
The grand celebration is a repeat of last year’s treat, where US, Canadian, and European employees enjoyed a similar experience in Disney World Florida, complete with a Coldplay concert. This year, employees from six Asia Pacific offices enjoyed express passes, allowing them to bypass queues at Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea’s most popular attractions.
Corporate Success Amidst the Magic
The festivity not only served as a thank you to employees but also underscored Citadel’s remarkable growth and success. Despite a challenging year for hedge funds, Citadel’s Wellington fund outperformed expectations, showcasing Griffin’s commitment to recognizing hard work and achievement.
A Vision for Expansion
With offices in Hong Kong and plans to expand in Tokyo, Citadel’s celebration in Disneyland represents more than just a thank you; it’s a statement of the firm’s expansive vision and its recognition of the collective effort behind its achievements.
This significant investment in employee satisfaction and corporate culture underlines the firm’s commitment to its staff and sets a high bar for corporate anniversaries. Griffin’s generosity has made headlines once again, demonstrating that at Citadel, success and appreciation go hand in hand.