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Sandra Robertson named recipient of 100WHF's 2012 European Industry Leadership Award

May 1, 2012

London - 1 May, 2012 - 100 Women in Hedge Funds ("100WHF") today announced that Sandra Robertson, Chief Investment Officer and Chief Executive Officer of Oxford University Endowment Management Limited, will be awarded 100 Women in Hedge Funds' 2012 European Industry Leadership Award at its London Gala on 11 October, 2012.
Each year, the organisation identifies a woman whose professional talent, business ethic, and passion for investing help define and advance the hedge fund industry's standards of excellence.

"We are thrilled to recognise Sandra Robertson’s professional accomplishments. She is a pioneer in the UK endowment world as the first professional Chief Investment Officer of the endowment in Oxford’s 800-year history. Her commitment to and impact on the investment industry throughout her career is evident," said Kristen Eshak Weldon, Chair, 100 Women in Hedge Funds London Ltd and Managing Director, Blackstone.

Past European Industry Leadership Award recipients include Leda Braga, BlueCrest Capital; Mina Gerowin, Paulson Europe; Gay Huey-Evans; Geraldine Sundstrom, Brevan Howard; and Galia Velimukhametova, GLG.

Sandra joined Oxford University Endowment Management Limited (OUEM) in September 2007. Prior to this, Sandra was at the Wellcome Trust for 14 years, most recently as the Co-Head of Portfolio Management where she was responsible for the day-to-day management of a $14.5 billion investment portfolio and involved in all investment decisions. She was also on the investment committee of the Wellcome Trust from 1997 to 2007. Sandra is a graduate of Napier College, Edinburgh (BA Hons). She is a non-executive director of Rothschild Investment Trust plc and a director of the Sequoia Heritage Fund.

Ms. Robertson will accept her award at the 100WHF Gala in London on Thursday 11 October, 2012.

Each year, 100WHF's Board of Directors selects a charitable organization for its philanthropic initiative on a rotating basis from women's and family health, mentoring and education programs. This year's theme is education and net proceeds from the London Gala will be given to SkillForce, the third charity selected under the three year Patronage of HRH The Duke of Cambridge.

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