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100 Women in Hedge Funds turns Five and rings The Closing Bell at the New York Stock Exchange

February 5, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

100 WOMEN IN HEDGE FUNDS TURNS FIVE AND
RINGS THE CLOSING BELL AT THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGESM

New York, NY - February 5, 2007 - 100 Women in Hedge Funds Co-founders Dana Hall and Carol Kim will ring The Closing Bell of the New York Stock Exchange on February 6 in celebration of the organization’s fifth anniversary. In marking this important milestone, Mayor Michael Bloomberg designated February 5 as the official "100 Women in Hedge Funds Day" in New York City in recognition of the contribution the organization has made in the areas of industry leadership, education and philanthropy.

Joining the Co-founders on the platform will be the Board of Directorsand Executive Directorof 100 Women in Hedge Funds, recipients of the 100 Women in Hedge Funds Industry Leadership Award - Elaine Crocker of Moore Capital Management, Anne Dinning of D. E. Shaw & Co., L. P. , Ellen Schubert of UBS Investment Bank and Brenda Earl de Paola, and individuals from the newly established Leadership Council, including Jane Buchan of PAAMCO and Jolyne Caruso.

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 93 events, connected more than 150 senior women through their Peer Advisory Councils and raised in excess of $10 million for philanthropic causes in the areas of women’s health, education and mentoring.

Dana Hall of D. E. Shaw & Co., L. P. remarked, "We wouldn’t have made it five months without the tireless commitment of the many individuals and organizations that have led these programs over the past five years - as speakers, hosts, Angels, donors, advisors and volunteer Board and Committee members."

100 Women in Hedge Funds has grown to over 5,000 members, expanding its network across the globe to include the major financial capitals of New York, London and Hong Kong. The organization hosts education and networking events in a number of cities throughout the U.S. including Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Minneapolis, New York, San Francisco and Stamford, CT.

Carol Kim of Lehman Brothers said, "Through the volunteer efforts of our members, over the past five years we really have made a difference in our industry and community with unique educational programming, professional development initiatives and philanthropy. As we go into the next five years, we look forward to expanding the range and scope of our impact globally."

100 Women in Hedge Funds will mark its fifth anniversary with a series of fifteen events around the world throughout February. The fifth anniversary, which starts with the Closing Bell, will culminate in a celebration hosted by Sotheby's on March 1 and a presentation to 100 Women in Hedge Funds' members by Lehman Brothers' CEO Dick Fuld at their New York headquarters on March 7.

For more information go to www.100womeninhedgefunds.org. UBS Investment Bank, the 100 Women in Hedge Funds Fifth Anniversary corporate sponsor has generously underwritten the costs of the Fifth Anniversary celebrations.

Those interested in advancing the activities of 100 Women in Hedge Funds through corporate or personal financial sponsorship, please contact leadershipcouncil@100womeninhedgefunds.org

100 Women in Hedge Funds
Board of Directors

* Mimi Drake, Defiance Asset Management, LLC
* Kristin Fox, HedgeWorld
* Dana 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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