Award Honorees

INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP AWARD

The 100 Women in Hedge Funds' Industry Leadership Award is given to a woman who has shown leadership in the alternatives industry. The honoree will possess talent, business ethics and a passion for investing that define the alternative investment industry's standards of excellence. Awardees have been pioneers in some aspect of the business and have influenced a large population of financial industry participants.

We typically present three awards each year -
the 100WHF N. American Industry Leadership Award; the 100WHF European Industry Leadership Award and 100WHF Asia Industry Leadership Award.

2015 N. America Award Honorees

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

Bess Joffe
Managing Director, Head of Corporate Governance
TIAA-CREF

Rakhi Kumar
Managing Director, Head of Corporate Governance
State Street Global Advisors

Anne Sheehan
Director, Corporate Governance
CalSTRS

Anne Simpson
Director of Corporate Governance, Investment Office
CalPERS

2015 European Industry Leadership Award

Elizabeth Corley, CBE
CEO
Allianz Global Investors

2015 Asia Industry Leadership Award

Hua Fan
Senior Managing Director
China Investment Corporation

 

EFFECTING CHANGE AWARD

The 100 Women in Hedge Funds' Effecting Change Award is given to an individual who has made a difference in the area of our philanthropic theme for the year (Women's and Family Health, Mentoring or Education) either through their own philanthropic efforts, or through their personal commitment to make their influence count.