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The role of women in business and particularly in the financial services sector has been a hot topic recently. Its always pleasure to see how women executed the best result in Alternative Asset Classes mostly in Hedge Fund industry.

Here is a list of women who outperformed in Hedging Industry to their male counterpart:

1. Elena Ambrosiadou

Elena Ambrosiadou :

Ms. Elena Ambrosiadou is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Ikos Asset Management Limited. She established IKOS in 1992. Ambrosiadou has over 25 years of hedge fund and general management experience.

2. Jamie Zimmerman

Jamie Zimmerman

Jamie Zimmerman is the founder and Managing Partner of Litespeed Partners, a valuebased event-driven yet diversified fund manager. Prior to founding Litespeed, she was head of research for a risk arbitrage/special situations portfolio at Toronto-Dominion Bank from 1997 until 2000.

3. Ophelia Tong


Ophelia Tong is Co-Founder and Investment Director of HT Capital Management which was founded in 2001. The HT CM manages two funds namely HT Asian Catalyst Fund and the HT Asian Alpha Amoeba Fund.

4. Geraldine Sundstorm

Geraldine Sundstorm

Geraldine Sundstorm launched the Brevan Howard Emerging Markets Strategies Master Fund in April 2007.

5. Barbara Rupf Bee

Barbara Rupf Bee

Ms. Barbara Hedwig Rupf Bee is the Chief Executive Officer at Renaissance Investment Management (UK) Limited. She joined the firm in February 2012 and leads the specialist asset manager in its focus on Emerging Europe, Russia and Africa.

6. Virginia Reynolds Parker

Virginia Reynolds Parker

Virginia Reynolds Parker founded Parker Global Strategies (PGS) in 1995 to specialize in customizing multi-manager hedge fund strategies along with risk management oversight for institutional and their clients.

7. Reiko Nahum

Reiko Nahum

Reiko Nahum founded Amber Partners in 2004. It is the first independent operational certification firm within the hedge fund industry.

8. Jane Mendillo

Jane Mendillo

Jane Mendillo became President and CEO of Harvard Management Co (HMC) in July 2008 where the financial crisis was going on. Jane Mendillo is responsible to position one of the US’s  largest endowments ($26 Billion in 2009).

9. Tracy McHale Stuart

Tracy McHale Stuart

Tracy McHale Stuart is Partner and CEO of Corbin Capital Partners – a $2.5 billion hedge fund which she joined in 2004.

10. Carrie A McCabe

Carrie A McCabe

Carrie A McCabe who was a former CEO of both FRM Americas and Blackstone
Alternative Asset Management launched a new fund – Lasair Capital
in 2008.

Let us not forget that women fill a variety of leadership roles within alternative investments firms. Those working in operations, financial  or compliance positions are far more common than women investment managers or chief executives or presidents.

Institutional investors have the potential and opportunity to be a tremendous driving force behind growing numbers of women in the alternative investment industry.

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