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Industry Leadership Award Honorees

This award recognizes extraordinary women who have shown leadership in the finance and alternative investment industries. Honorees demonstrate talent, business ethics and a passion for investing that define our industry’s standards of excellence and have been pioneers in some aspect of the business, influencing a large number of individuals in our field. We typically give three awards each year, honoring women in North America, EMEA and APAC.

2020

North America Industry Leadership Award

Valerie S. Grant, CFA

Senior Portfolio Manager – Responsible Investing
AllianceBernstein

EMEA Industry Leadership Award

Marianna Fassinotti

Managing Director
D. E. Shaw Group

2019

APAC Industry Leadership Award

Kimberely Stafford

Head of PIMCO Asia-Pacific

North America Industry Leadership Award

Rupal Bhansali

CIO and Portfolio Manager, International and Global Equities
Ariel Investments, LLC

2018

Asia Industry Leadership Award

Pru Bennett

Head of Investment Stewardship for Asia Pacific
BlackRock

North America Industry Leadership Award

Yie-Hsin Hung

Chief Executive Officer
New York Life Investment Management LLC (NYLIM)
Watch Ms. Hung's Award Acceptance

European Industry Leadership Award

Dame Minouche Shafik

Director
London School of Economics and Political Science

2017

North American Industry Leadership Award

Paula Volent

Chief Investment Officer and Vice President
Bowdoin College

European Industry Leadership Award

Deborah Fuhr

Managing Partner and Co-Founder
ETFGI LLP

Asia Industry Leadership Award

Stephanie Hui

Partner and Head of Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division Asia Pacific (Ex-Japan)
Goldman Sachs

2016

European Industry Leadership Award

Alexandra Jung

Partner and Co-Head of European Investments
Oak Hill Advisors L.P.

North America Industry Leadership Award

Sandra A. Urie, CFA

Chairman Emeritus
Cambridge Associates

Asia Industry Leadership Award

Clara Chan

Head of Direct Investment
Hong Kong Monetary Authority

2015

European Industry Leadership Award

Elizabeth Corley, CBE

CEO
Allianz Global Investors

North America Industry Leadership Award

Michelle Edkins

Managing Director and Global Head of Corporate Governance and Responsible Investment
BlackRock

Asia Industry Leadership Award

Hua Fan

Senior Managing Director
China Investment Corporation

North America Industry Leadership Award

Bess Joffe

Managing Director, Head of Corporate Governance
TIAA-CREF

North America Industry Leadership Award

Rakhi Kumar

Managing Director, Head of Corporate Governance
State Street Global Advisors

North America Industry Leadership Award

Anne Sheehan

Director, Corporate Governance
CalSTRS

North America Industry Leadership Award

Anne Simpson

Investment Director
CalPERS

2014

North America Industry Leadership Award

Jane Buchan

CEO
Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company

European Industry Leadership Award

Anne Richards

CIO
Aberdeen Asset Management

Asia Industry Leadership Award

Effie Vasilopoulos

Partner
Sidney Austin LLP

2013

North America Industry Leadership Award

Karen Cook

Former Chief Investment Officer
Steinhardt Management Company, Inc

European Industry Leadership Award

Dame Amelia Fawcett DBE

Chairman
Hedge Fund Standards Board in London

Asia Industry Leadership Award

Hannah Goodwin

Recently retired from
Citigroup

2012

European Industry Leadership Award

Sandra Robertson

CIO + CEO
Oxford University Endowment Management Limited

North America Industry Leadership Award

Dr. Marna Whittington

Former CEO
Allianz Global Investors Capital

2011

North America Industry Leadership Award

Afsaneh Beschloss

President and CEO
The Rock Creek Group

European Industry Leadership Award

Galia Velimukhametova

Portfolio Manager
GLG Partners

2010

North America Industry Leadership Award

Dorothy Collins Weaver

Collins Capital Investments LLC

European Industry Leadership Award

Geraldine Sundstrom

PIMCO
formerly Brevan Howard Asset Management

2009

European Industry Leadership Award

Mina Gerowin

Independent Director
formerly Paulson Europe

North America Industry Leadership Award

Katie Hall

Hall Capital

2008

European Industry Leadership Award

Leda Braga

Systematica
formerly at BlueCrest Capital

North America Industry Leadership Award

Sonia Gardner

Avenue Capital Group

2007

European Industry Leadership Award

Gay Huey-Evans

Independent Director
formerly Barclays

North America Industry Leadership Award

Jane Mendillo

President
Harvard Management

2006

North America Industry Leadership Award

Anne Dinning

D. E. Shaw & Co.

2005

North America Industry Leadership Award

Ellen Schubert

Deloitte

2004

North America Industry Leadership Award

Brenda Earl de Paola

ex-Zweig-DiMenna

2003

North America Industry Leadership Award

Elaine Crocker

Moore Capital

2002

 

Effecting Change Award Honorees

The Effecting Change Award recognises finance industry colleagues and supporters who have gone the extra mile to create a more inclusive, equitable and stronger industry for all.

London Gala 2020

Blaine and Laura Tomlinson

London Gala 2020

Wayne Lee

London Gala 2020

Stephane Marchand

New York Gala 2020

Carla Harris

New York Gala 2020

Alice Vilma

New York Gala 2019

Mary Duffy

New York Gala 2019

Jade Friedensohn

New York Gala 2019

Louise Zarrilli

New York Gala 2018

Honoring Female Fund Managers globally

New York Gala 2017

Ray, Barbara, and Paul Dalio

New York Gala 2014

Paul Volcker

New York Gala 2013

Barbara Novick

New York Gala 2012

David M. Rubenstein

New York Gala 2011

Peter G. Peterson

New York Gala 2010

T. Boone Pickens

New York Gala 2009

Joel Klein

London Gala 2008

Michael Hintze

New York Gala 2008

Ken Langone

London Gala 2007

Stanley Fink

New York Gala 2007

Julian Robertson

New York Gala 2007

Robert Rubin

New York Gala 2007

Gov. John Corzine

New York Gala 2007

Jessica Palmer

New York Gala 2006

Carl Icahn

New York Gala 2005

Gary D. Cohn

New York Gala 2004

Raymond G. Chambers

New York Gala 2003

George Soros

New York Gala 2002

Hillary Rodham Clinton

 

Charter Angels

Jane Abitanta

Founder and Principal
Perceval Associates, Inc.

Donna Anderson Schole

Managing Partner
Selalu Partners, LLC

Colleen Baldwin

President
Glantuam Partners, LLC

Lora Ballato

Independent Events Consultant

Marlene Berne

President
Berne Advisors Ltd.

Gabriela Bockhaus

Director of Business Development
Athanor Capital

Meg Bode

President
Bode & Associates, Inc.

Stephanie L. Brandley

Managing Director
JPMorganChase Bank

Jane Buchan

Chief Executive Officer
Martlet Asset Management

Kate Caldwell Nevin

Managing Director
TSWII

Jolyne Caruso-FitzGerald

Chief Executive Officer
The Alberleen Group

Annette Cazenave

Proprietor
A.Cazenave LLC

Sheila Clancy

Pequot Capital

Karen Cook

Chief Investment Officer
Steinhardt Partners LP

Elaine Crocker

President
Moore Capital Management

Suzanne Currie

Senior Vice President Institutional Sales & Family Office Strategies
Celadon Financial Group, LLC

Julia Dailey

Holocene Advisors
Holocene Advisors LP

Catherine Doyle

Principal
Catalyst Investment Management

Linda Ducruet

Managing Partner
Ducruet & Associates, LLC

Kathleen Dunn

Executive Search Director
Executive Search & Staffing

Brenda Earl

Principal
Earl Investments LLC

Margaret M. Eisen

Board Trustee
Columbia Wanger Acorn Funds

Stephanie Ercegovic

President
Discovery Capital Management

Natasha Fedorow

Vice President/ co founder
MTM Medgroup Inc

Allison Fillmore

Principal
Monitor Capital, Inc.

Dana Fisk Pitts

Managing Director
JPMorgan Chase Bank

Anne Marie Gagnon

Executive Director
Morgan Stanley

Karyn Geringer

Partner, Head of Business Development
East Lodge Capital

Alissa Grad

Managing Director, Co-Head of the Investor Partners Group
Golub Capital

Noreen Harrington

Managing Partner, CIO
HT Capital

Sharon Haugh

CEO
Pequot Capital Management

Lee Hennessee

Co-founder
Hennessee Group

Elizabeth R. Hilpman

Partner & C.I.O.
Barlow Partners, Inc.

Sharon Holden Young

Marketing Director
Butler Investment Managers

Donna Howe

CEO & Founder
Windbeam Risk Analytics, LLC

Iffat Islam

Analyst
Aristeia Capital LLC

Heather James

Founder
H|J|R Global Partners, LLC

Lynnelle Jones

Director
Hathersage Capital

Ann Kaplan

Partner
Circle Wealth Management

Kathleen Kelley

Chief Investment Officer
Queen Anne's Gate Capital LLC

Mari Kooi

CEO
Wolf International

Michele Kreisler

Portfolio Manager
Blue Moon Advisor LLC

Gena Lovett

Founder & Managing Partner
Little Wolf Capital LLC

Diana McCarthy

Partner
Faegre Drinker

Tracy McHale Stuart CFA

Managing Partner, Chief Executive Officer
Corbin Capital Partners

Judy Mencher

CEO
Race Point Investors, LLC

Virginia Parker

CEO
Parker Global Strategies, LLC

Joanna Peters

Managing Principal
StratConGlobal, Inc

Andrea Pincus

Partner
Reed Smith LLP

Alexandra Poe

Partner
Reed Smith LLP

Lisa Polsky

Chief Risk Officer
CIT Group

Anne Popkin

Leslie Rahl

CEO and Managing Partner
Capital Market Risk Advisors, Inc.

Maria Fiorini Ramirez

Chairman & CEO
MFR Inc.

Helenmarie Rodgers

Managing Director
PAAMCO Prisma

Rhonda Rosen

Consulting Chief Financial Officer
Early Growth Financial Services

Marsha Roth

Bonita Sarazin

Client Relations and Marketing Compliance Manager
Whitebox Advisors LLC

Jan Scholes

General Counsel
Babcock & Brown

Mamak Shahbazi

President
Colchester Global Investors, Inc.