Reade Griffith is Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Tetragon Financial Group and TFG Asset Management. Reade is also a member of Tetragon’s Board of Directors.
Prior to co-founding Tetragon in 2005, Reade co-founded Polygon, a multi-strategy hedge fund management business, in 2002. In 2012, Tetragon acquired Polygon and it became part of TFG Asset Management, Tetragon’s diversified alternative asset management business – which now has more than $37 billion of assets under management.
In addition to his roles at Tetragon and TFG Asset Management, Reade continues to manage Polygon’s European Event-Driven Equities strategy.
Reade holds an A.B. degree in Economics from Harvard College and a J.D. degree from Harvard Law School. Reade also served as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps and left as a Captain following the 1991 Gulf War. Reade was previously the founder and chief executive officer of the European office of Citadel Investment Group, a multi-strategy hedge fund that he joined in 1998.
Reade is currently a member of the Royal United Services Institute Advisory Board and the Dean’s Advisory Board at Harvard Law School. From 2017 until 2020, Reade was a member of the Financial Sector Forum at the Bank of England.
Reade is based in London with his wife, Elizabeth, and their three daughters. Reade and Elizabeth have a strong interest in creating educational and athletic opportunities for young people, having benefitted from being club and varsity sport participants during their time as Harvard undergraduates. Together they have endowed a fund to support Harvard’s efforts to promote inclusion and broaden access to organized sports and recreational activity. Their education-focused philanthropy also includes funding a 100% bursary in perpetuity at St Paul’s Girls’ School in London.
Reade is passionate about fly fishing, wildlife conservation and the use of sustainable and regenerative farming methods to encourage biodiversity. He is also a member of the Presidents’ Club for both the Atlantic Salmon Trust and the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust.
Harvard College. Degree in Economics, magna cum laude.
United States Marine Corps. Left after participating in Operation Desert Storm in Kuwait, as a Captain.
Harvard Law School. JD cum laude.
Baker, Nye Investments. Analyst investing for a global merger arbitrage and special situations portfolio.
Citadel Investment Group. Founder and CEO of the European office of Citadel Investment Group, a multi-strategy hedge fund that he joined in 1998. He was a partner and senior managing director responsible for running the global event driven arbitrage team in Tokyo, London and Chicago.
Co-founded Polygon, a multi strategy hedge fund management business.
Co-founded Tetragon, a Guernsey closed-ended investment company, listed on Euronext in Amsterdam N.V. and also traded on the Specialist Fund Segment of the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange.
Tetragon acquired Polygon and it became part of TFG Asset Management, Tetragon’s diversified alternative asset management platform.
Member of the Dean’s Advisory Board at Harvard Law school.
Member of the Financial Sector Forum at the Bank of England.
Member of the Royal United Services Institute Advisory Board.