The Hedge Fund Journal announces 50 Leading Women in Hedge Funds 2011
New York, 23 May 2011 –The Hedge Fund Journal today announced the publication of the 50 Leading Women in Hedge Funds 2011. The survey, conducted by The Hedge Fund Journal and sponsored by Ernst & Young LLP, identifies 50 female hedge fund industry leaders based on data and opinions gathered from interviews with industry experts, both men and women, based in Asia, the US and Europe. Key criteria for selection included the level of responsibility, either through managing money or a business (or both).
In early 2010 just 3% of global hedge fund assets of $1.5 trillion were estimated to be managed by women. Today The Hedge Fund Journal estimates that members of 50 Leading Women in Hedge Funds 2011 alone have responsibility for over $200 billion or 10% of industry assets.
“As a leading global provider of services to the hedge fund industry, Ernst & Young is proud to sponsor this report, and we applaud the women selected as leaders in the industry,” said Art Tully, Partner, Financial Services and Global Hedge Fund Practice Co-leader, Ernst & Young LLP. “For over 25 years, Ernst & Young has helped many firms develop from start-ups to become some of the largest global players. As the hedge fund industry evolves and expands, we look forward to continuing to support firms’ evolving needs through our extensive portfolio of services.”
“The 50 Leading Women in Hedge Funds 2011 survey is not exhaustive but it definitely shows the role of women in hedge funds is expanding,” said Bill McIntosh, Editor of The Hedge Fund Journal. “This is an industry that is innovative and changing rapidly, in short, an ideal environment for talented women to tap new opportunities.”
Michael Serota, Partner, Financial Services and Global Hedge Fund Practice Co-leader - Tax, Ernst & Young LLP said, "Ernst & Young is committed to promoting women’s leadership and success. We congratulate the women that made the list this year, and we look forward to working with them and their colleagues for many years to come.”
Below is the full list of the 50 Leading Women in Hedge Funds 2011 in alphabetical order:
- Zeba Ahmad, Head of Research, Harcourt, Zurich
- Penny Aitken, Global Head of Investment Research, FQS Capital Partners LLP, London
- Elena Ambrosiadou, Founder and CEO, IKOS, Limassol, Cyprus
- Catherine Berjal, Co-Founder and CEO CIAM, Paris
- Afsaneh Mashayekhi Beschloss, President and CEO, Rock Creek Group, Washington, DC
- Natalie Birrell, COO, Anchorage Advisors, New York
- Maria Boyazny, Founder and CEO, MB Global Partners, New York
- Leda Braga, President and Head of Systematic Trading, BlueCrest Capital Management, Geneva
- Stephanie Breslow, Partner, Schulte Roth & Zabel, New York
- Fiona Carpenter, CFO and Partner, TT International, London
- Dorothy Collins Weaver, Chairman, CEO & Co-Founder, Collins Capital Investments LLC, Miami, Florida
- Catherine Cripps, Investment Director and Head of Research, GAM Multi-Manager, London
- Elaine Crocker, President, Moore Capital, New York
- Dahlia Dana, Portfolio Manager, J Rothschild Capital Management, London
- Effie Datson, Product Head, dbSelect Platform, Deutsche Bank, London
- Stephanie DiMarco, Founder and CEO, Advent Software, San Francisco, California
- Anne Dinning, Managing Director, DE Shaw, & Co., New York
- Marcy Engel, Partner, COO and General Counsel, Eton Park Capital Management, New York
- Rosemary Fanelli, Founding Partner and CEO, CounselWorks, New York
- Andrea French, Partner and COO Trading, Brevan Howard, London
- Sonia Gardner, President, Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Avenue Capital Group, New York
- Mina Gerowin, Managing Director, Paulson & Co., London
- Kristin Gilbertson, CIO, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Hannah Goodwin, Managing Director, Citi Prime Finance, Hong Kong
- Kathryn Graham, Director, BT Pension Fund Management, London
- Nancy Havens-Hasty, President, Havens Advisors, New York
- Amanda Haynes-Dale, Portfolio Manager and Partner, Pan Reliance Capital Advisors, New York
- Melissa Hill, Managing Principal, Sabre Fund Management, London
- Shirin Ismail, Head of Absolute Return, Fullerton Fund Management, Singapore
- Melissa Ko, Portfolio Manager, Covepoint Emerging Markets Macro Fund, New York
- Wai-Yen (“Vivian”) Lau, Partner and co-Portfolio Manager, Serengeti Asset Management, New York
- Carrie Lo, Investment Officer, CalSTRS, Sacramento, California
- Marie-Hélène S. McAndrew, Senior Vice President & Lead Portfolio Manager, Permal Macro Holdings, New York
- Michelle McCloskey, Head of Hedge Fund Research, Man Multi Manager, London
- Jane Mendillo, President and CEO, Harvard Management Co., Cambridge, Massachusetts
- Meridee Moore, Founder and CIO, Watershed Asset Management, San Francisco, California
- Anita Nemes, Global Head of Capital Introduction, Deutsche Bank, London
- Anna Nikolayevsky, Founder and CIO, Axel Partners, New York
- Victoria Parry, Head of Product Legal, Man Group plc, London
- Claude Porret, Founder and CEO, 47 Degrees North, Pfaeffikon, Switzerland
- Emily Porter-Lynch, Portfolio Manager, USS, London
- Judith Posnikoff, Founding Partner and Managing Director, PAAMCO, Irvine, California
- Martina Slowey, COO, Edoma Partners, London
- Ivona Smith, Co-Founder and Portfolio Manager, Restoration Capital Management , New York
- Jennifer Stier, Managing Director and COO, Highfields Capital, Boston, Massachusetts
- Geraldine Sundstrom, Partner, Brevan Howard, London
- Kerry Tyler, COO, Lone Pine Capital, Greenwich, Connecticut
- Galia Velimukhametova, Portfolio Manager, Man GLG, London
- Courtenay Wolfe, President and CEO, Salida Capital, Toronto
- Jamie Zimmerman, Founder, Litespeed, New York
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