Reade Griffith is a founding partner of Polygon. 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. He was a partner and senior managing director responsible for running the Global Event-Driven arbitrage team in Tokyo, London and Chicago for the firm. Prior to that, he was with Baker, Nye, where he was an analyst working on an arbitrage and special situations portfolio. 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 is currently a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board at Harvard Law School and from 2017 until 2020 was a member of the Financial Sector Forum at the Bank of England. Reade is based in London.