Former Fed Chief Ben Bernanke Gets His First Job in Finance

April 16, 2015 3:48 PM

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Fifteen months after turning over the reins of the Federal Reserve to his successor Janet Yellen, former Fed Chief Ben Bernanke has taken an advisory role with Chicago-based hedge fund Citadel founded by billionaire Ken Griffin.

It’s Bernanke’s first job in finance after years of public service and decades as an academic. Bernanke led the Fed for eight years from 2006 to 2014, arguably the most turbulent period in American finance since the Great Depression in the 1930s.

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