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Griffin Brings Billions to Miami With Political Wind at His Back (1)

Sept. 21, 2022, 1:20 PM

In a few years and change, if everything goes to plan, Miami will look far different than it does today.

There will still be nightclubs, Little Havana, perhaps even the crypto diehards. But alongside them: programmers and portfolio managers filling the streets of Brickell and driving breathtaking profits inside the state-of-the-art, built-from-scratch global headquarters of Citadel and Citadel Securities. Plus legions of lawyers, accountants and hedge-fund hopefuls following the money to an enduring Wall Street South that outlives the Covid-19 pandemic.

This is the vision of Ken Griffin, instantly Florida’s richest person after moving his family and financial empire ...