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Commonfund Hosts Girls Who Invest at NYC Event

July 19, 2019  | by Rachel Clivaz, Commonfund

Industry Knowledge | Partners | People

Girls Who Invest

Girls Who Invest (GWI) is an organization focused on bringing more women into the field of asset management, a goal that Commonfund strongly supports. Every year, GWI invites rising juniors into their class where they are put through an intensive investment curriculum and then placed in internships across the country. Commonfund has been involved with this organization since 2016, hiring a GWI intern every year, as well as graduates of the program as full-time employees.

As a graduate of GWI, I was proud to help organize a Commonfund-hosted event for the 2019 GWI scholars who are based in the New York area. This gathering brought together the scholars and women leaders across the investment community. The leaders were asked to speak on a panel, the topic of which was “advice you wish you had been given when you began your career”. They shared their insights and experiences with the scholars during an evening that proved to be an invaluable learning experience for everyone in attendance.

Distinguished Speakers:

  • Sue Carter, Former President and CEO, Commonfund Capital

  • Laureen Costa, Portfolio Manager, JP Morgan Asset Management

  • Myra Drucker, Independent Director, GMO

  • Noradeen Farlekas, CIO, Minister and Missionaries Benefit Board

  • Mary Greenebaum, CIO, The New York Community Trust

  • Meredith Jenkins, CIO, Trinity Wall Street

  • Kim Lew, CIO, Carnegie Corporation

  • Rosalie Wolf, Managing Partner, Botanica Capital Partners

 
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Rachel Clivaz is a member of the Commonfund Asset Management Investment team and is primarily responsible for providing support in portfolio and specialized analysis as well as day-to-day operations for clients. Prior to joining Commonfund, Rachel attended undergraduate school at Fordham University where she graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration and a minor in Mathematics.
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Information, opinions, or commentary concerning the financial markets, economic conditions, or other topical subject matter are prepared, written, or created prior to printing and do not reflect current, up-to-date, market or economic conditions. Commonfund disclaims any responsibility to update such information, opinions, or commentary. To the extent views presented forecast market activity, they may be based on many factors in addition to those explicitly stated in this material. Forecasts of experts inevitably differ. Views attributed to third parties are presented to demonstrate the existence of points of view, not as a basis for recommendations or as investment advice. Managers who may or may not subscribe to the views expressed in this material make investment decisions for funds maintained by Commonfund or its affiliates. The views presented in this material may not be relied upon as an indication of trading intent on behalf of any Commonfund fund, or of any Commonfund manager. Market and investment views of third parties presented in this material do not necessarily reflect the views of Commonfund and Commonfund disclaims any responsibility to present its views on the subjects covered in statements by third parties. Statements concerning Commonfund’s views of possible future outcomes in any investment asset class or market, or of possible future economic developments, are not intended, and should not be construed, as forecasts or predictions of the future investment performance of any Commonfund fund. Such statements are also not intended as recommendations by any Commonfund entity or employee to the recipient of the presentation. It is Commonfund’s policy that investment recommendations to its clients must be based on the investment objectives and risk tolerances of each individual client. All market outlook and similar statements are based upon information reasonably available as of the date of this presentation (unless an earlier date is stated with regard to particular information), and reasonably believed to be accurate by Commonfund. Commonfund disclaims any responsibility to provide the recipient of this presentation with updated or corrected information. Past performance is not indicative of future results. For more information please refer to Important Disclosures.