100 WOMEN IN HEDGE FUNDS APPOINTS SANDRA A. URIE AS MEMBER OF THE BOARD
NEW YORK, NY - October 6, 2009 - 100 Women in Hedge Funds, a non-profit organization for professionals in the investment management industry, today announced the appointment of Sandra A. Urie to its Association Board, further augmenting the organization’s growing worldwide network and expanding the breadth of its Board. Ms. Urie is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Cambridge Associates LLC, a leading global provider of independent investment advice and research to institutional investors and private clients.
Ms. Urie has held various positions at Cambridge Associates since 1985 and, before assuming the role as CEO, she served as the Chief Operating Officer and was responsible for directing the firm’s consulting practice. She is a member and vice-chair of the Investors’ Committee of the President’s Working Group on Financial Markets, which has worked to develop detailed guidelines that would define "best practices" for investors in private pools of capital in order to enhance investor protection and systemic risk safeguards. She currently serves on the Board of Advisors for the Yale School of Management, the Board of Overseers of the DeCordova Museum, and the Board of Visitors of the New England Baptist Hospital. In addition, she sits on the boards of The Plymouth Rock Company and Homesite Group Incorporated. She formerly served on the boards of Phillips Academy, Belmont Day School and Buckingham, Browne & Nichols School.
Before joining Cambridge Associates, Ms. Urie worked as a member of the faculty at Phillips Academy (Andover), where she taught Russian and served on the Admissions Office staff. She also served in the Phillips Academy development office where she was responsible for capital fund raising, and eventually she assumed the position of Associate Secretary of the Academy with responsibility for the school’s annual giving and alumni programs.
Anne Popkin, Chair of the Board of 100 Women in Hedge Funds and Principal, BlueCrest Capital, said, "We are pleased to welcome such a well-respected industry leader to our Board. We believe Sandra’s investment advisory experience coupled with her involvement in initiatives such as the President’s Working Group help us continue to represent, strengthen, and expand our investor member base."
Ms. Urie said, "I look forward to working with the Board to strengthen 100 Women in Hedge Funds’ initiatives on member education, professional development, and philanthropy."
Ms. Urie graduated from Stanford University and received a Master of Public and Private Management graduate degree from the Yale School of Organization and Management. Additionally, she holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
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100 Women in Hedge Funds serves over 10,000 alternative investment management investors and practitioners through unique educational, professional leverage and philanthropic initiatives. Since its first session in 2002, 100 Women in Hedge Funds has hosted more than 150 events globally, connected more than 150 senior women through Peer Advisory Councils and raised in excess of $15 million for philanthropic causes in the areas of women's health, education and mentoring.
100 Women in Hedge Funds Association Board of Directors
Suzanne Brenner, Metropolitan Museum of Art; Stephanie Breslow, Schulte Roth & Zabel LP; Mimi Drake, Defiance Asset Management; LLC, Sarah Dyer Dana; Kristin Fox, FoxInspires; Dana B. Hall, D. E. Shaw & Co., L. P.; Carol Kim, Blackstone Group; Anne Popkin, BlueCrest Capital Management; Mindy Posoff; Eve Teich, Silver Point Capital; Joan Werner, Ramius LLC
Executive Director - Amanda Pullinger
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