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Millennium, Citadel Winning the War to Keep Client Cash Longer

  • Citadel changed terms on investors to extend withdrawal period
  • Schonfeld lowered fees to steer clients toward longer lockup
Ken Griffin

Ken Griffin

Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

It’s a sellers’ market for some prominent hedge funds, and they’re using that advantage to keep client cash locked up for longer.

Izzy Englander’s $57 billion Millennium Management told investors last month that it had raised a record $10 billion for a fund that takes a minimum of five years to exit. At least four other large multi-manager funds have changed their terms or started new share classes this year, all extending the time it takes for investors to get out.