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Galia Velimukhametova named as recipient of 100WHF's 2011 European Industry Leadership Award to be presented at London Gala

June 6, 2011

100 Women in Hedge Funds Selects GLG Partner's Galia Velimukhametova as the Recipient of its 2011 European Leadership Award

Award to be Presented at 100WHF Annual London Gala on 13 October 2011

London - 6 June, 2011 - 100 Women in Hedge Funds ("100WHF") today announced that Galia Velimukhametova, Portfolio Manager at GLG Partners, will be awarded 100 Women in Hedge Funds' 2011 European Industry Leadership Award at its London Gala on 13 October, 2011.

Each year, the organisation identifies a woman whose professional talent, business ethic, and passion for investing help define and advance the hedge fund industry's standards of excellence.

"We are thrilled to recognise Galia Velimukhametova's professional accomplishments and commitment to the hedge fund industry throughout her career," said Kristen Eshak, Board Champion, Philanthropy, of 100 Women in Hedge Funds London Ltd and Managing Director, Blackstone Group.

Past European Industry Leadership Award recipients include Leda Braga, BlueCrest Capital; Mina Gerowin, Paulson Europe, Gay Huey-Evans; and Geraldine Sundstrom, Brevan Howard.

Galia Velimukhametova joined GLG in 2008 and manages the GLG European Distressed Fund as well as an allocation within the GLG Multi-Strategy Fund. Prior to joining GLG, Galia was a Managing Director and a Member of the Investment Committee at King Street Capital where she was responsible for investment selection and portfolio composition. Previously, Galia spent seven years at JPMorgan where she worked as a Debt/Equity and Capital Structure Arbitrage Trader managing a proprietary book. She has also held positions at Baring Asset Management and Rothschild Asset Management. Galia received an MBA from Washington University and an Honours degree in Economics from Moscow University.

Ms. Velimukhametova will accept her award at the 100WHF Gala in London on Thursday 13 October, 2011. Each year, 100WHF's Board of Directors selects a charitable organization for its philanthropic initiative on a rotating basis from women's and family health, mentoring and education programs. This year's theme is women and children's health; net proceeds from the London Gala will be given to the Child Bereavement Charity, the second of three charities selected under the three year Patronage of HRH Prince William.

To purchase tables or inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please go to
http://www.100womeninhedgefunds.org/pages/london_gala_2011.php or contact londongalasales@100womeninhedgefunds.org.

Notes to Editors

About 100 Women in Hedge Funds (www.100womeninhedgefunds.org)
100 Women in Hedge Funds is a global, practitioner-driven non-profit organization serving over 10,000 alternative investment management investors and professionals through educational, professional leverage and philanthropic initiatives. Formed in 2001, 100 Women in Hedge Funds has hosted more than 250 events globally, connected more than 250 senior women through Peer Advisory Groups and raised close to $20 million for philanthropic causes in the areas of women's and family health, education and mentoring. For more information about 100 Women in Hedge Funds, please visit www.100womeninhedgefunds.org.

London Board of Directors
Olivia Bernard, Effie Datson, Deutsche Bank, Kristen Eshak, The Blackstone Group International, Sonia Gardner, Avenue Capital Group, Kathryn Graham, BT Pension Scheme Management Limited, Roxanne Mosley Sargent, Carole Philippe, Aviva Investors, Anne Popkin, Chair 100 Women in Hedge Funds / Symphony Asset Management, Claire Smith, Albourne Partners.

Executive Director
Amanda Pullinger, Pullinger Management, LLC

Media contacts:

100 Women in Hedge Funds
Talia Druker/ Leela Pandit
100WHF@finsbury.com
Tel: +44 (0)20 7251 3801

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