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100 Women in Hedge Funds Announces New Appointments for 2007

January 26, 2007
100 WOMEN IN HEDGE FUNDS ANNOUNCES NEW APPOINTMENTS FOR 2007
Names Amanda Pullinger of Pullinger Management, LLC as Executive Director,
Appoints Anne Popkin to Board; Adds new Committee Chairs

New York, NY - January 26, 2007 - 100 Women in Hedge Funds announces a number of new appointments to support its expanding worldwide network. The organization is celebrating its fifth anniversary in February and now has over 5,000 members in cities across the globe, including a robust presence in London and nascent groups in Hong Kong and Singapore.

100 Women in Hedge Funds serves alternative investment management investors and practitioners through unique educational, professional development, networking and philanthropic initiatives. Since its first event in 2002, 100 Women in Hedge Funds has hosted more than 90 educational events, connected 150 senior women through their Peer Advisory Councils and raised more than $10 million for philanthropic causes in the areas of women’s health, education and mentoring.

The practitioner-driven organization has hired Amanda Pullinger, of Pullinger Management, LLC as Executive Director, to coordinate and lead the organization’s ambitious growth initiatives for the next five years.

"We found ourselves at an important juncture as an organization where we needed to hire an Executive Director," said Carol Kim, Lehman Brothers and Co-Founder of 100 Women in Hedge Funds, "Amanda was an early volunteer, served as Gala Chair in 2003, and was elected to our Board of Directors in 2004. We are thrilled that she’s decided to be our first Executive Director; we could not have found a more dedicated and knowledgeable person for this position."

Ms. Pullinger, a former principal of Aquamarine Capital Management, LLC has been active for ten years in the not-for-profit community. She is currently on the board of the NYU Cancer Institute and Girls Prep and has lead the activities of the Oxford Alumni Association of NY for the past three years. She also served as President of 100 Women in Hedge Funds Association, Inc. from 2005-6. Ms. Pullinger said "I am thrilled to be able to devote more of my time to harness the talent and resources of this extraordinary membership and lead the global expansion -- -- especially as we celebrate our fifth anniversary."

100 Women in Hedge Funds, also announced the appointment of Anne Popkin, Managing Director, Lehman Brothers Absolute Return Strategies, to the Board of Directors of 100 Women in Hedge Funds Association, Inc. and 100 Women in Hedge Funds Foundation.

Dana B. Hall, D. E. Shaw & Co., L. P. , Co-founder of 100 Women in Hedge Funds and former President of the organization said in announcing the appointment, "Anne Popkin is both a gifted leader and excellent at execution. She has demonstrated her considerable talents as Chair of the Education Committee and contributes her experience working for three industry leading companies and her volunteer work on behalf of the Council on Foreign Relations. We look forward to leveraging her insight and passion at the board level."

Three new positions have been added to lead the expanding education committee. Education Event Co-Chairs are Jennifer Murray, Blue Harbour Group, L.P., and Sara Shames, Financial Risk Management. Education Strategic Planning Chair is Julia Dailey, Andor Capital Management. Through their combined efforts, 100 Women in Hedge Funds will continue to provide its membership with robust programming events featuring high level presentations and discussions lead by leaders in the hedge fund industry.

Lauren Malafronte, Director, Prime Services at Barclays Capital, is the new Philanthropy Chair and will lead fundraising and volunteerism initiatives for 100 Women in Hedge Funds Foundation. The new Governance Chair is Marilyn Selby Okoshi, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, who will oversee a committee acting in an advisory role to the Boards of Directors with respect to legal and governance issues. Sherrie Beehler, Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., is the new Communications Chair and will lead initiatives to raise the profile of the organization and communicate the organization's offering of events and activities to the membership.

"The enhancement and expansion of our committees shows the robust nature of our organization and is essential as we grow our membership around the world," said Amanda Pullinger.

100 Women in Hedge Funds will mark its fifth anniversary with a series of events around the world in February. For more information go to www.100womeninhedgefunds.org

For those interested in advancing the activities of 100 Women in Hedge Funds, please contact leadershipcouncil@100womeninhedgefunds.org

100 Women in Hedge Funds
Board of Directors

* Mimi Drake, Defiance Asset Management, LLC
* Kristin Fox, HedgeWorld
* Dana B. Hall, D. E. Shaw & Co., L. P.
* Carol Kim, Lehman Brothers
* Anne Popkin, Lehman Brothers
* Mindy Posoff, NewMarket Capital Partners, LLC
* Eve Teich, Silver Point Capital
* Joan Werner, Ramius Capital Group


For media information contact:
Natasha Fedorow
100 Women in Hedge Funds
Phone: (908) 273-6321
E-mail: media@100womeninhedgefunds.org
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