Over 300 female managers picked for 100 Women in Finance’s flagship cap intro event

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100 Women in Finance, the 20,000-member global industry association for hedge fund, alternatives and investment management professionals which aims to empower women within the global finance industry, has picked more than 300 female fund managers to participate in this year’s Global FundWomen Week, its annual flagship capital introduction event taking place from 20-24 September.

Launched in 2014, Global FundWomen Week – which takes place virtually for the second year, hosted on capital introduction technology platform iConnections – provides an opportunity for leading female fund managers to schedule one-on-one capital introduction meetings with institutional allocators.

More than 300 institutional allocators have already registered for this year’s event, which will offer a full week of expert panel discussions, fireside chats open to all conference participants, and interactive chat features to discuss industry issues. The registered funds include strong representation from across EMEA, North America and APAC regions.

“The Global FundWomen Week is a chance to elevate women and promote gender and ethnic diversity within the alternative investment community,” said Amanda Pullinger, CEO, 100WF.

“After the success of our 2020 event, we are excited to continue connecting managers and allocators and encourage allocators to register to meet these talented portfolio managers.”

The event aims to strengthen the representation and visibility of female fund managers by fostering connections with institutional investors to encourage capital allocations with female fund managers. It forms part of 100WF’s Vision 30/40 initiative, which aims to see women performing 30 percent of investment team and finance industry executive roles globally by 2040.

Last year’s event connected around 350 of the world’s top allocators with nearly 200 female fund managers. A survey of participants that attended last year’s conference revealed that connections made at the conference led to 22 per cent of managers entering into due diligence discussions and 10 per cent of managers receiving allocations only 6 months after the event.

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