US based Citadel fund founder buys £95m London home

Billionaire fund manager Ken Griffin purchased 3 Carlton Gardens, which overlooks the Mall and St James’s Park in central London, for £95m. The property is a Grade II*-listed Georgian mansion with 17,650 square feet of internal space and within sight of Buckingham Palace.

The property was acquired some five years ago by Mike Spink for around £65m and has undergone substantial renovation. Last year the property was quietly launched at £125m with a sale agreed at £95m.

Ken Griffin founded Citadel in 1990 and has since served as the firm’s Chief Executive Officer. Today, Citadel is recognised as one of the most successful investment firms in the world, and manages over $28 billion in capital for its partners.