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It’s International Women’s Day, so we’re publishing our first ever list of the 25 most powerful women on Wall Street.For the list, we talked to several people on Wall Street to see whom they regarded as the most powerful. Some of them we selected ourselves.
A big thanks to Bloomberg TV and anchor Stephanie Ruhle who helped provide names. Bloomberg TV “Market Makers” featured a bunch of these awesome ladies on-air today.
If you feel we missed someone big, feel free to send an email to [email protected] We’re always open to adding more women.
Title: President and CEO, HSBC USA
Street Cred: Dorner joined HSBC 30 years ago starting out at HSBC as an in-house lawyer and progressing throughout the organisation holding a myriad of positions.
American Banker named her the most powerful woman in banking last year.
She also beat ovarian cancer last year.
Firm: Allen & Co.
Title: Managing Director
Street Cred: She's currently a managing director at boutique investment bank Allen & Company. She's been working there since 1995.
Her previous experience on Wall Street includes working at Salomon Brothers, where she led the worldwide media investment banking business as a managing director.
During her banking career, she's worked with clients such as Barry Diller, Rupert Murdoch, Gerry Leybourne, Oprah Winfrey and Eric Schmidt, according to CityFile.
Firm: Avenue Capital (co-founder)
Title: President, Managing Partner, Co-Founder
Street Cred: She co-founded Avenue Capital, a hedge fund that specialises in distressed debt, with her brother Marc Lasry.
She serves on the board of directors of the Managed Funds Association and is a member of the board of trustees at Mount Sinai Medical centre.
She holds a bachelor's degree with honours in philosophy from Clark University and she received her J.D. from Cardozo School of Law.
Firm: JPMorgan Asset Management
Street Cred: She's been serving as the chief executive of JPMorgan Asset Management since 2009 where she oversees $2 trillion.
Erdoes' unit, which acts independently, bet against the 'London Whale' trade that lost JPMorgan's CIO office billions, according to DealBook.
Erdoes was named one of Forbes' 100 'most powerful women in the world.'
She received her bachelor's degree in mathematics from Georgetown University. She holds an MBA from Harvard.
Firm: Lebenthal & Company
Street Cred: She's the president and CEO of Lebenthal & Company and its multi-family office Alexandra & James.
She's a great networker and incredibly well-connected on the Street. She's also the recruiter for Wall Street's secret society Kappa Beta Phi, according to Fortune.
Lebenthal is also the treasurer of the Securities Industry Financial Markets organisation (SIFMA) and a member of The Committee of 200 -- an organisation for some of the most powerful female businesswomen.
Title: Head of Global Commodities
Street Cred: Masters became the head of global commodities at JPMorgan in 2006.
She was named managing director at JPMorgan at age 28, the youngest woman ever in the firm's history, according to The Wall Street Journal. She's also credited for being one of the creators of the 'credit default swap' during a deal with Exxon back in 1994.
Outside of the office, she's an equestrian, competing in horse shows.
Firm: Galtere (founder)
Street Cred: She's been running her hedge fund Galtere for 14 years and only one year has been marked by negative returns, according to a book review of Stephen Weiss' 'The Big Win.'
Haugerud first started trading commodities back in 1981 at Cargill. Today she uses a commodity-based global macro investing strategy.
She received her bachelor's degree with honours in forest resource management from the University of Montana.
Firm: Morgan Stanley
Street Cred: Porat has been working at Morgan Stanley since 1987 when she joined the bank's M&A department.
During her career at Morgan Stanley she has served as the global head of the Financial Institutions Group and as vice chair of the Investment Bank, according to BusinessWeek. She's been serving as executive vice president and CFO since January 2010.
She graduated with her bachelor's degree in economics from Stanford University. She received her master's in economics from the London School of Economics and holds an MBA from Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Firm: Goldman Sachs
Title: U.S. Investment Strategist
Street Cred: Cohen serves as the senior U.S. investment strategist at Goldman Sachs and before that she was the bank's chief investment strategist.
Cohen began her career as an economist for the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, D.C. She joined Goldman Sachs in 1990.
She gained notoriety for predicting the bull market in the 1990s.
Firm: Goldman Sachs
Title: Executive VP/ Global Head of Human Capital Management
Street Cred: She's been the head of Human Capital Management at Goldman since March 2008.
She joined Goldman in 1996 working with the energy sales group. In 2000, she was the co-head of the commodities business in Europe and Asia and also ran the futures business in 2002.
Firm: Meredith Whitney Advisory Group
Street Cred: She's currently the CEO of her namesake investment research firm, Meredith Whitney Advisory Group.
Before that, she was a managing director and analyst at Oppenheimer where she gained notoriety in 2007 for predicting Citigroup would have problems with its mortgage holdings. In 2008, she graced the cover of Fortune magazine. CNBC viewers selected her as the 'Power Player of 2008.'
She has been bearish on the financial sector for some time. Last summer, she made a call that the financial sector would shed 50,000 jobs.
She predicted a wave of muni bond defaults during a '60 Minutes' interview back in 2010. That hasn't happened.
She graduated from Brown.
Firm: Goldman Sachs (Private Wealth Management group)
Street Cred: She joined Goldman as a partner in 1993. Before that, she spent six years at Fidelity Management Trust Company where she was CIO for all separate and co-mingled fixed income accounts.
She is the author of two books -- one on OPEC natural gas and the other on bonds.
Outside of work, she serves on the board of trustees and the investment committee of New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Harvard's Committee on University Resources, and the National Advisory Board of the Merage Foundation for the American Dream.
She holds a BA from Princeton and a master's from Stanford.
Title: CEO of United States Institutional Asset Management at JPMorgan
Street Cred: She was one of the youngest partners at Philadelphia-based law firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, according to American Banker. She left the law firm to join JPMorgan in 1996. She became the head of the private bank in 2005.
Outside of work, she's on the board of trustees at Villanova, the Girl Scout Council of Greater New York, the Inner-City Scholarship Fund, and the New York Women's Forum and is a member of the Manhattan Chapter of the Young Presidents' organisation.
She graduated with her bachelor's degree from Villanova and received her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.
Firm: JPMorgan Chase
Street Cred: Lake was named CFO last fall succeeding Doug Braunstein. Her previous experience includes serving as CFO of the consumer and community banking business since 2009.
She began her career working as an accountant for PriceWaterhouseCoopers, according to Bloomberg News.
She holds a bachelor's degree in physics.
Firm: Credit Suisse
Title: CFO of the Investment Banking Division
Street Cred: Warner has been the head of Investment Banking since 2010. Before that she was a managing director in the investment bank's fixed income and equity research departments. She also spent time at Lehman Brothers.
Warner is a graduate of Penn State with a B.A. in finance.
Firm: Litespeed Management (founder)
Street Cred: Zimmerman began her career as a lawyer, but learned that wasn't what she really wanted to do.
Zimmerman then got her experience in risk arbitrage doing stints at L.F. Rothschild, Dillon Read, Oppenheimer and Toronto Dominion Bank where she ran research for risk arbitrage.
She launched her own event-driven fund in 2000, which has about $1.45 billion AUM today.
She's a graduate from Amherst College.
Street Cred: The Brazilian-born hedge fund manager runs Bluecrest's biggest fund, the $13.6 billion BlueTrend. In 2011, she was one of the highest earning hedge fund managers taking home earnings of $50 million, according to Forbes.
She previously worked as a quantitative analyst on JPMorgan Chase's derivatives research team, according to Bloomberg.
She holds a Ph.D. in engineering from Imperial College.
Title: CEO of Credit Card Services
Street Cred: She was named CEO of Credit Card Services (that's a $19 billion business for JPMorgan) in August 2012.
She joined JPMorgan back in 2006. Before that, she worked at Merrill Lynch as head of private-client banking solutions.
She also did stints at American Express and McKinsey & Co.
Firm: Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Title: Head of Global Research
Street Cred: She's the head of global research at BofA Merrill Lynch overseeing about 1,000 employees in 20 different countries.
She joined Merrill Lynch in 1990 as a research analyst.
She graduated with a bachelor's degree in history from Brandeis University. She holds an MBA from Columbia University.
Firm: Fore Research & Management
Street Cred: Prior to joining Fore, she was a VP at Toronto Dominion Bank trading the convertible arbitrage portfolio.
She graduated from Shantou University, China (BA, Literature) and Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada (MBA).
Firm: Morgan Stanley Investment Management
Title: Managing Director, Emerging Managers Platform
Street Cred: During her career, Harris has worked on IPOs for UPS, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Ariba, Redback, the General Motors sub-IPO of Delphi Automotive, etc.
She began her career at Morgan Stanley in 1987 working in M&A.
She holds an MBA from Harvard.
Firm: Rose Grover Capital (founder)
Street Cred: Pascucci is the president of Boston-based hedge fund Rose Grover Capital.
She has worked at Merrill Lynch in both New York and London for 10 years. She ran Deutsche Bank's global capital markets business from London from 2000 until 2007 when she departed to join Rose Grove, a fund started by her husband.
She holds a bachelor's degree is psychology from Amherst College.
Firm: Tse Capital
Street Cred: Tse spent three years at Stan Druckenmiller's Duquesne Capital as a portfolio manager. She then moved to Goldman Sachs where she was a partner before joining JPMorgan as chief investment officer of North America.
She left JPMorgan last year to launch a hedge fund.
Firm: Guggenheim Partners
Title: Senior Managing Director
Street Cred: She joined Guggenheim in 2010. Mattison comes from a retail background. She was an exec at Wal-Mart.
Last summer, she was named CEO of Prometheus Global Media, which owns Billboard, Adweek, The Hollywood Reporter, etc.
The Wall Street Journal named her one of the '50 women to watch' in 2007.
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