The 100 Women in Finance Leadership Council is a select group of international banks, alternative investment firms, asset management firms and others in the industry who support our long-term mission.
The Leadership Council involves a one to three year financial commitment on the part of its members. In addition to supporting our educational, peer engagement, and philanthropic initiatives, the Leadership Council commitment includes funding to provide additional infrastructure and resources to sustain our volunteer-driven organization and facilitate our global expansion.
For more details on the benefits of becoming a Leadership Council member, please contact the CEO.
BlackRock is a global investment firm, trusted to manage more assets than any other. Our clients are companies, governments, foundations, and millions of individuals saving for retirement, their children’s educations, and a better life. We are passionate about providing products and services that can help them build a strong financial future. Our employees from around the globe are students of the market and students of technology, respectfully anti-bureaucratic, and innovative at the core.
The Tudor Group of companies is comprised of affiliated entities engaged in investment management for client and proprietary assets. Paul Tudor Jones, II, the firm’s founder, Chief Investment Officer and Co-Chairman, organized the first of the Tudor companies—Tudor Investment Corporation—in 1980. Tudor’s asset management business in the United States, the United Kingdom, Singapore and Australia is active across global fixed income, currency, commodity and equity asset classes.
UBS draws on its 150-year heritage to serve private, institutional and corporate clients worldwide, as well as retail clients in Switzerland. Its business strategy is centered on its pre-eminent global wealth management businesses and its leading universal bank in Switzerland, complemented by its Global Asset Management business and its Investment Bank, with a focus on capital efficiency and businesses that offer a superior structural growth and profitability outlook. Headquartered in Zurich and Basel, Switzerland, UBS is present in all major financial centers worldwide and employs about 60,000 people around the world. It has offices in more than 50 countries, with about 35% of its employees working in the Americas, 36% in Switzerland, 17% in the rest of Europe, the Middle East and Africa and 12% in Asia Pacific.
Allianz Global Investorswww.allianzgi.com
Allianz Global Investors is a diversified active investment manager with a strong parent company and a culture of risk management. With 24 offices in 18 countries, we provide global investment and research capabilities with consultative local delivery.
We have $496 billion in assets under management for individuals, families and institutions worldwide, and employ over 500 investment professionals. At Allianz Global Investors, we follow a two-word philosophy: Understand. Act. It describes how we look at the world and how we behave. We aim to stand out as the investment partner our clients trust by listening closely to understand their challenges, then acting decisively to provide them with solutions that meet their needs.
Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE: APO) (together with its consolidated subsidiaries, “Apollo”) is one of the world’s leading alternative asset managers. Since its founding in 1990, Apollo’s rigorous, value-oriented approach has sought to create uncommon opportunities for investors to achieve superior risk-adjusted results throughout market cycles. Apollo takes many paths to value, operating as one integrated global platform with approximately $270 billion of assets under management in private equity, credit and real assets. Funds managed by Apollo seek to invest in companies that are good corporate citizens, that have sound environmental, social and governance practices. To find out more, visit www.apollo.com.
Avenue Capital Groupwww.avenuecapital.com
Avenue Capital Group was founded in 1995 by Marc Lasry and Sonia Gardner. Pioneers in the distressed debt market, Mr. Lasry and Ms. Gardner have successfully invested in the public and private debt and equity securities of distressed companies across a variety of industries for over two decades.
Headquartered in New York, with four offices across Europe and an additional five offices throughout Asia, the firm manages assets estimated to be approximately $9.6 billion as of August 31, 2017. Avenue draws on the skills and experience of approximately 180 employees and its Senior Principals, Marc Lasry and Sonia Gardner, who have spent virtually their entire careers in the field of distressed investments.
CIBC is a leading Canadian-based global financial institution. Through our four strategic business units – Canadian Personal and Small Business Banking, Canadian Commercial Banking and Wealth Management, U.S. Commercial Banking and Wealth Management, and Capital Markets – CIBC provides a full range of financial products and services to 11 million individual, small business, commercial, corporate and institutional clients in Canada, the U.S. and around the world.
Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management.
The Citco Group of Companies (Citco) is a leading provider of asset servicing solutions to the global alternative investment industry. With over $1 Trillion in assets under administration and 7,000 staff deployed across 40 countries, Citco’s unique culture of innovation and client driven solutions has provided Citco’s clients with a trusted partner for five decades. Having grown organically into one of the largest asset servicers in the industry, Citco’s Fund Services division offers a full suite of Middle Office and Back Office services including, treasury and loan handling, daily NAV calculations and investor services, corporate and legal services, regulatory and risk reporting as well as tax and financial reporting services. Investing heavily in innovation and technology whilst further developing its current suite of client friendly solutions, Citco will continue into the future as a flagbearer for the asset servicing industry.
Deloitte’s Hedge Fund practice is a global industry leader working with clients to address issues critical to their business, growth strategy, and their investors. We are committed to being the best professional services firm serving the hedge fund industry which is demonstrated through our investment in our people and our world-class client service model. Deloitte’s global Hedge Fund practice can help solve the most difficult challenges, assist hedge funds in achieving both immediate and long term goals, and provide an independent, strategic perspective.
GoldenTree Asset Managementwww.goldentree.com
GoldenTree is a 100% employee-owned, global asset management firm that specializes in opportunities across the credit universe in sectors such as high yield bonds, leveraged loans, distressed, structured products, emerging markets and credit-themed equities. Founded in 2000 by Steven Tananbaum, GoldenTree is one of the largest independent global credit asset managers with over $41 billion in assets under management across a broad platform of alternative and long-only strategies. The Firm has a demonstrated 20-year track record of deploying capital across sector, industry and geography that has delivered strong absolute and relative performance.
GoldenTree’s fundamental, value-based investment approach – consistently implemented for over 25 years – emphasizes a high margin of safety, attractive relative value and a catalyst to drive total return. This process is executed by the Firm’s experienced investment team comprising approximately 60 investment professionals with on average 15 years of investment experience. The Firm’s partnership structure, along with significant employee and partner commitments to the Firm’s strategies, creates a strong alignment of interests with the Firm’s investors. GoldenTree has approximately 250 employees, over 20 of whom are partners, with offices in New York, London, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Dublin and West Palm Beach.
Katten is a full-service law firm with nearly 700 attorneys in locations across the United States and in London and Shanghai. Clients seeking sophisticated, high-value legal services turn to Katten for counsel locally, nationally and internationally. The firm’s core areas of practice include corporate, financial services, insolvency and restructuring, litigation, real estate, environmental and workplace safety, commercial finance, intellectual property, structured finance and securitization, and trusts and estates. Katten represents public and private companies in numerous industries, including a third of the Fortune 100, as well as a number of government and nonprofit organizations and individuals.
KKR is a leading global investment firm that manages multiple alternative asset classes, including private equity, energy, infrastructure, real estate and credit, with strategic partners that manage hedge funds. KKR aims to generate attractive investment returns for its fund investors by following a patient and disciplined investment approach, employing world-class people, and driving growth and value creation with KKR portfolio companies. KKR invests its own capital alongside the capital it manages for fund investors and provides financing solutions and investment opportunities through its capital markets business. For additional information about KKR & Co. Inc. (NYSE: KKR), please visit KKR’s website at www.kkr.com and on Twitter @KKR_Co.
Around the globe, KPMG member firms have 10,000 professionals in 60 international jurisdictions serving investment funds. Our worldwide Alternative Investment member firm network is comprised of more than 10,000 Audit, Tax, and Advisory professionals, including 800 partners, who focus on serving alternative funds and their sponsors in all of the significant industry locations.
The Maples Group is a leading service provider offering clients a comprehensive range of legal services on the laws of the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Ireland, Jersey and Luxembourg, and is an independent provider of fiduciary, fund services, regulatory and compliance, and entity formation and management services. The Maples Group distinguishes itself with a client-focused approach, providing solutions tailored to their specific needs. Its global network of lawyers and industry professionals are strategically located in the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East to ensure that clients gain immediate access to expert advice and bespoke support, within convenient time zones. For more information, please visit: maples.com
Morgan Stanley is a leading global financial services firm providing investment banking, securities, wealth management and investment management services. With offices in more than 43 countries, the Firm’s employees serve clients worldwide including corporations, governments, institutions and individuals.
Natixis is the international corporate and investment banking, asset management, insurance and financial services arm of Groupe BPCE, the 2nd-largest banking group in France with 31 million clients spread over two retail banking networks, Banque Populaire and Caisse d’Epargne.
With more than 21,000 employees, Natixis has a number of areas of expertise that are organized into four main business lines: Asset & Wealth Management, Corporate & Investment Banking, Insurance and Specialized Financial Services.
A global player, Natixis has its own client base of companies, financial institutions and institutional investors as well as the client base of individuals, professionals and small and medium-size businesses of Groupe BPCE’s banking networks.
Nuveen Investments is guided by a deep commitment to securing lasting value for investors and the financial advisors who serve them. Since 1898, the firm has been a steadfast presence in rapidly changing markets, emerging as a trusted leader in mutual funds, closed-end funds, and separately managed accounts. Today, Nuveen Investments delivers excellence across every major asset class, drawing upon the focused expertise of seven independent affiliates. Each affiliate offers a world-class institutional reputation and proven ability to deliver strong, consistent results over market cycles. Nuveen Investments manages more than $214 billion in assets as of September 30, 2013.
PAAMCO is a leading institutional investment firm dedicated to offering alternative investment solutions to the world’s preeminent investors. Since its founding in 2000, PAAMCO has focused on investing on behalf of its clients while striving to raise the standard for industry-wide best practices.
Headquartered in Irvine, California with a global footprint that extends across North America, South America, Europe and Asia, PAAMCO’s clients include large public and private pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, foundations, endowments, insurance companies and financial institutions. The firm is known for its completeAlphaTM approach to hedged investing which focuses on delivering performance from early-stage opportunities, controlling costs, and protecting client assets. In addition, it offers long-only active equity investing in select emerging markets through PAAMCO Miren.
Paul, Weiss is a firm of more than 1000 lawyers with diverse backgrounds, personalities, ideas and interests who provide innovative and effective solutions to our clients’ most complex legal and business challenges. We take great pride in representing the world’s leading companies in their critical legal matters and most significant business transactions.
The firm has an unwavering dedication to representing those in need, and its pro bono efforts continue to benefit individuals and society.
PIMCO is a global investment management firm with a singular focus on preserving and enhancing investors’ assets.
We manage investments for institutions, financial advisors and individuals. The institutions we serve include corporations, central banks, universities, endowments and foundations, and public and private pension and retirement plans. We also serve advisors and individuals set on personal financial goals, from preparing for retirement to funding higher education.
For more than four decades, our mission has been grounded in a holistic investment process designed to apply rigorous top-down and bottom-up analysis of inputs to identify investment opportunities and risks. Since our founding in Newport Beach, California, in 1971, we have grown into a team of more than 2,200 dedicated professionals, with offices in 11 countries and trading operations in North America, Europe and Asia. We have an established reputation of innovation, and we continue to evolve as a provider of investment solutions across all asset classes.
Point 72 Asset Managementwww.Point72.com
Point72 Asset Management is a family office managing the assets of its founder, Steven A. Cohen, and eligible employees. Point72 primarily invests in discretionary long/short equities and makes significant quantitative and macro investments. The Firm’s long/short investment divisions are Point72 Asset Management and EverPoint Asset Management. Cubist Systematic Strategies is its quantitative business, and Rubric Capital is its deep value, multi-strategy business. The Firm is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, and maintains offices in New York, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Singapore. Point72 Asset Management, L.P. is a family office and does not seek, solicit or accept any external investments.
Tracing our history to 1928, Wellington Management is one of the world’s largest independent investment management firms. With US$1.1 trillion in assets under management as of 31 December 2019, we serve as a trusted adviser to more than 2,200 institutional clients and mutual fund sponsors in over 60 countries. Our comprehensive investment capabilities are built on the strength of rigorous, proprietary research and span nearly all segments of the global capital markets, including equity, fixed income, multi-asset, and alternative strategies. As a private partnership whose sole business is investment management, our long-term views and interests are aligned with those of our clients. We seek to maintain a talented and diverse workforce and to foster an open, collaborative culture of inclusivity, because we believe multiple perspectives lead to more informed investment and business decisions. We welcome people with diverse life experiences, fresh ideas, and specialized subject-matter expertise.