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50 top female hedge fund stars named

FIFTY of the most powerful women in hedge funds have been named in a new survey celebrating the achievements of the fairer sex in an environment traditionally dominated by alpha males.

Fourteen London-based women are among those named in the survey, published by the Hedge Fund Journal and PricewaterhouseCoopers, making the capital the second largest global hotbed for female hedge fund talent after New York.

The UK ladies include Leda Braga, who runs BlueCrest’s systematic trading division; Victoria Aston-Duff, who heads up the European division at Angelo, Gordon; Sara Gardiner-Hill, the co-portfolio manager of the DB Equilibria Japan Fund at DB Advisors, Deutsche Bank’s institutional asset management arm; Brevan Howard Asset Management partners Andrea French and Geraldine Sundstrom; Mina Gerowin, a managing director at Paulson & Co; Caroline Hoare, chief executive of GLC, one of the oldest hedge funds in the UK; Victoria Parry, senior legal counsel at GLG Partners; and Barbara Rupf Bee, global head of institutional sales at HSBC Global Asset Management.

Among the women lauded across the rest of the world were Elena Ambrosiadou, founder of IKOS and one of the pioneers of the hedge fund industry in Europe; Jane Buchan, chief executive of PAAMCO; and Carol Kim, vice-president of the funds of hedge funds group at Blackstone in Hong Kong.