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100 Women in Hedge Funds Association Inc. Elects Anne B. Popkin as New President

May 14, 2007
100 Women in Hedge Funds Association Inc. Elects Anne B. Popkin as New President

New York, NY - May 14, 2007 - The Board of Directors of 100 Women in Hedge Funds elected Anne B. Popkin as President of the Association at their most recent Board meeting. Anne has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2006, and was formerly the Chair of the Education Committee. Anne replaces previous President, Amanda Pullinger, who stepped down after a two year term of office, to assume the role of Executive Director of the organization.

"The 100 Women in Hedge Funds Board has ambitious goals for our next five years. We are anxious to capitalize on the interest and momentum the membership has built during our first five years. Anne's experience and her personal and professional commitment to the organization made her the ideal choice to lead the organization." observed Co-Founder and former President, Dana Hall. "Most importantly, Anne shares the Board of Directors' vision for expanding the breadth and reach of the organization to serve senior female practitioners."

"I am honored by the Board’s faith in me and excited at the opportunity to build on the organization’s significant achievements in the areas of Education, Mentoring and Philanthropy." noted Ms. Popkin. "Given the growth and continuing evolution of the hedge fund industry, we have an opportunity to deepen our impact with current members and expand to additional strategic locations both in the US and globally. I look forward to working with the Board, the Executive Director and our membership to meet these goals.

Popkin worked for Lehman Brothers and Financial Risk Management in their hedge fund and fund-of-funds North American client businesses and spent close to nine years at Goldman Sachs in both Fixed Income and Asset Management. She holds degrees from Harvard University, Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and Oxford University. She is also a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

About 100 Women in Hedge Funds
100 Women in Hedge Funds serves over 6,000 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 100 events globally, 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.

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 ; Mindy Posoff, NewMarket Capital Partners, LLC;
Eve Teich, Silver Point Capital; Joan Werner, Ramius Capital Group;

Executive Director
Amanda Pullinger

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