100WHF Leadership Council is a select group of international banks, alternative investment firms, asset management firms and others in the industry who support the long run mission of 100 Women in Hedge Funds.
The Leadership Council involves a one to three year financial commitment on the part of its members. In addition to supporting the educational and philanthropic goals of 100 Women in Hedge Funds, the Leadership Council commitment will provide funding to provide additional infrastructure and the necessary paid resources to aid our existing volunteer-driven organization and to facilitate the global expansion of 100 Women in Hedge Funds.
Our current Leadership Council members are:
- Avenue Capital
- Fortress Investment Group
For more details on the benefits of becoming a Leadership Council member, please contact the CEO.
BlackRock is a leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional and retail clients worldwide. At December 31, 2013, BlackRock’s AUM was $4.324 trillion. BlackRock helps clients meet their goals and overcome challenges with a range of products that include separate accounts, mutual funds, iShares® (exchange-traded funds), and other pooled investment vehicles. BlackRock also offers risk management, advisory and enterprise investment system services to a broad base of institutional investors through BlackRock Solutions®. Headquartered in New York City, as of December 31, 2013, the firm had approximately 11,400 employees in more than 30 countries and a major presence in key global markets, including North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East and Africa. For additional information, please visit the Company’s website at www.blackrock.com
CIBC is a leading Canadian-based global financial institution with more than 10 million personal banking and business clients. Through our three major business units - Retail and Business Banking, Wealth Management and Wholesale Banking - CIBC offers a full range of products and services through its comprehensive electronic banking network, branches and offices across Canada with offices in the United States and around the world. You can find more information about CIBC in our Media Centre on our corporate website at www.cibc.com.
Fortress Investment Group LLC is a leading, highly diversified global investment firm with approximately $66.0 billion in assets under management as of September 30, 2014. Founded in 1998, Fortress manages assets on behalf of approximately 1,600 institutional clients and private investors worldwide across a range of private equity, credit, liquid hedge funds and traditional asset management strategies. Fortress is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:FIG). For more information, please visit www.fortress.com.
KKR is a leading global investment firm that manages investments across multiple asset classes including private equity, energy, infrastructure, real estate, credit and hedge funds. KKR aims to generate attractive investment returns by following a patient and disciplined investment approach, employing world-class people, and driving growth and value creation at the asset level. KKR sees tremendous value in and is strongly committed to having a well-rounded, inclusive workplace – one that is reflective of the limited partners we serve, the companies and other stakeholders we partner with, and the communities in which we live and conduct business. KKR invests its own capital alongside its partners' capital and brings opportunities to others through its capital markets business. References to KKR's investments may include the activities of its sponsored funds. For additional information about KKR & Co. L.P. (NYSE: KKR), please visit KKR's website at www.kkr.com.
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.
Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company is a leading independent investment firm dedicated to offering strategic alternative investment solutions to the world's preeminent investors. Since its founding in 2000, PAAMCO has focused on investing in hedge funds on behalf of its clients while striving to raise the standard for industry-wide best practices. Headquartered in Irvine, California, with a European office in London, and an Asian office in Singapore, PAAMCO has clients that include large public and private pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, foundations, endowments and financial institutions. The firm is committed to meeting the needs and demands of its global institutional client base.
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.