Billionaire Griffin sets up shop in shuttered Florida hotel

Griffin flew two dozen traders from Chicago and New York to set up shop at the Four Seasons hotel as Citadel Securities moved its operations there, Bloomberg reported.

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Chicago billionaire Ken Griffin is shown in April 2018 discussing his $10 million donation to reduce gun violence in the city.

Chicago billionaire Ken Griffin.

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Ken Griffin and his firm Citadel Securities have opened a temporary trading floor at a Palm Beach hotel that had been closed to the public, Bloomberg reported this week, citing a company memo.

Griffin flew two dozen traders from Chicago and New York to set up shop at the Four Seasons hotel as Citadel Securities moved its operations there, Bloomberg reported.

Griffin is one of the richest people in the country and a big financial backer of Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who on Wednesday issued a statewide stay-at-home order. The governor’s order included hotels and resorts such as the Four Seasons.

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