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The 50 leading women in hedge funds revealed

Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Opalesque Industry Update - 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 alonehave 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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