Institutional Investor is pleased to announce Allocator Intel's 1st Annual Top 50 Women in Investment Management, a celebration of 50 distinguished women who are leaders and role models in their approach to their professional and personal lives.
Our mission is to foster a network of motivated and influential professionals who understand the unique position and associated challenges of being a woman in this industry.
By working together to offer support, experience, and a sense of community to one another – and by collectively contributing to the group’s overall professional and personal development – we hope this group will empower individuals and advance discussions around gender diversity, access, and gender visibility.
Inclusion, diversity of thought, and diversity of experience will be featured through our carefully curated agenda of themes. We will be addressing topics which impact women today and we will formulate concrete steps as well as look for tangible outcomes.
Featuring Chairperson Roz Hewsenian, CIO at Helmsley Charitable Trust, it’s with great honor that we celebrate this movement of influential women who have the passion to leverage their voices to push the industry forward.
This year we are honoring
*Presented in an alphabetical order by fund name
Independent Trustee/ Senior Adviser / Director/ Chair of LPP
Colorado PERA - Public Employees' Retirement Association of Colorado
Head, External Fixed Income
Finnish Local Government Pensions Institution (KEVA)
Mui Ling (Rachel) Teo
Senior VP, Economics & Investment Strategy, Head, Futures (Research) Unit
Senior Portfolio Manager, Private Equity
Maryland State Retirement & Pension Systems
Director, Private Investments
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC)
Brandon Gill New
Senior Portfolio Manager, Capital Markets Group, External Public Investments
Senior Advisor Responsible Investment | Member of the European Union Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance & Sustainable Finance Expert
PGGM | European Commission
Managing Director, Asset Allocation, Risk Management, Innovative Solutions
San Francisco Employees’ Retirement System
Managing Director, Private Markets Funds Alpha
State of Wisconsin Investment Board (SWIB)
Fellow, Head of Sustainable Finance
The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company, Limited
There are still many assumptions made about what it takes to be a leader and about the career and personal decisions that both men and women make. I strongly believe that each family should be able to make its own decisions and that, to support this, there should be equal rights to maternity/paternity leave - Elwell
Read Rachel's story here: Rachel Elwell, CEO, Border to Coast: A CEO for All Seasons
“I think it’s important to network and find sponsors: I’ve been so fortunate to have women and men sponsor my career. They have given me advice. It’s important to listen and take it. Every one of us will fall down and make mistakes, but you need to keep moving; don’t take no; stick to things you’re passionate about.” - Jimenez
Read Gerlandine's story here: Geraldine Jimenez, Director, Investment Strategy and Risk, CalSTRS: Teachers' Pet
“I’m very passionate about getting more women in finance. The excuse that ‘We can’t find women, but we’re trying’ is just an excuse. We have to collectively do better for women – and for minorities. I’m pleased to see there are more female-founded firms. I’d also like to see more funds founded by minorities.” - Schwab
Read Valbona's story here: Trading Marx and Engels for Venture Capital and Private Equity
“When I joined, building a team that’s diverse in views and gender and race was important.” - Deshler
Read Kelsey's story here: Kelsey Deshler, CIO, Carleton College: Giving it the old college try
"I am aware that I myself am privileged to work in a very equal work community. Examples also matter, and it has been inspiring in one's own organisation to follow the rise of women as well as men to demanding positions" - Tikka
“Visibility is so important for enabling diversity and inclusion in all forms. Thank you Institutional Investor and I’m honoured to be a part of this distinguished group of women and hope platforms such as this can offer inspiration and opportunities for the next generations in the investment industry,” – Mathiesen