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MFA Presents Inaugural Women’s Investment Leadership Award to Three Female Leaders in Alternative Asset Management

Awardees include Anne Dinning of the D. E. Shaw group, Ulrike Hoffmann-Burchardi of Tudor Investment Corporation, and Kim Lew of Columbia Investment Management Company

MIAMI, FL – Yesterday, Managed Funds Association (MFA), the trade association for the global alternative asset management industry, presented the inaugural Women’s Investment Leadership Award to:

  • Anne Dinning, Managing Director and Executive Committee Member of the D. E. Shaw group;
  • Ulrike Hoffmann-Burchardi, Senior Portfolio Manager and Managing Director of Tudor Investment Corporation; and
  • Kim Lew, President and Chief Executive Officer of Columbia Investment Management Company.

The award recognizes leaders who have defined excellence and forged a path for women in alternative asset management.

“We are proud to recognize these three outstanding leaders with the inaugural Women’s Investment Leadership Award. Anne, Ulrike, and Kim have defined excellence in the field and established a path for future generations of women in the industry,” said Natalie Birrell, MFA Board of Directors Chair and President of Anchorage Capital Group.

“MFA will continue to spotlight the accomplishments and contributions of women in the alternative asset management industry and elevate the conversation on how to support advancement opportunities for women,” added Bryan Corbett, MFA CEO and President.

The Inaugural Women’s Investment Leadership Award was presented before 50 leading investment managers, founders, and allocators in the alternative asset management community at the annual MFA Network Women’s Investment Salon. The event brings together female leaders in alternative assets to discuss how to support advancement opportunities for the next generation of women launching firms, working in portfolio management roles, and serving in the C-suite.


About the Honorees:


Anne Dinning, Managing Director and Executive Committee Member, The D. E. Shaw Group

Dr. Anne Dinning is a managing director and Executive Committee member at the D. E. Shaw group—a global investment and technology development firm with more than $60 billion in investment capital and more than 2,000 employees around the world. As a member of the six-person Executive Committee that leads the firm, Dinning jointly supervises the D. E. Shaw group’s worldwide businesses.

Dinning joined the D. E. Shaw group in 1990 after receiving a Ph.D. in computer science from NYU, and her early work focused on the development of quantitative investment strategies. Over her decades of leadership at the firm, Dinning’s roles have included leading the D. E. Shaw group’s core quantitative investing strategies, broadening the range of assets, and expanding to new global markets. She also led the development of new investment strategies, including benchmark relative equities, energy trading, long-short equities, and reinsurance. She continues to oversee the corporate development group, responsible for researching and launching new businesses, as well as the firm’s venture studio, DESCOvery.

Dinning was the 2006 recipient of the Industry Leadership Award presented by 100 Women in Hedge Funds. In 2007, she was appointed to the Asset Managers’ Committee of the President’s Working Group on Financial Markets. She is a member of the boards of directors of the Robin Hood Foundation, Partners In Health, Math for America, and Code.org, and is a member of the Visiting Committee of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

UlrikeHoffman-Burchardi_2430660.pngUlrike Hoffmann-Burchardi, Managing Director, Senior Portfolio Manager, Tudor Investment Corporation

Dr. Ulrike Hoffmann-Burchardi is a Senior Portfolio Manager and Partner at Tudor Investment Corporation, overseeing a global equity portfolio inside Tudor’s flagship client strategy fund. Focused on innovation from digital, data, and AI, Hoffmann-Burchardi invests in companies benefitting from these trends, making substantial use of new data sources to understand technology adoption and market dynamics. Prior, Hoffmann-Burchardi was instrumental in building Tudor’s global quantitative equity business in London and New York from 1999-2009.

Hoffmann-Burchardi was recognized in 2022 as one of the “100 Most Influential Women in US Finance” by Barron’s magazine. Hoffmann-Burchardi serves on the board of 100 Women in Finance, a global 15,000-member not-for-profit organization to empower women in the finance and alternative investment industries. An advocate for STEM education in grades K-12, she serves as a member of the advisory board of NYC FIRST, a global youth-serving robotics community. She holds a Ph.D. in Finance from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a Master’s degree in Finance from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland. Hoffmann-Burchardi is a Fellow of the 2021 class of the Finance Leaders Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.


Kim Y. Lew, Chief Executive Officer, President of Columbia Investment Management Company, LLC

Kim Y. Lew is CEO and President of Columbia Investment Management Company which manages the endowment of Columbia University in the city of New York. Previously, she was the CIO of Carnegie Corporation of New York, the private grant making foundation founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1911 which she joined from the Ford Foundation. Lew started her career in the middle market banking group of Chemical Bank and following business school joined Prudential Capital Group.

Lew graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S in Economics and from the Harvard Graduate School of Business with an MBA. She is a CFA charter holder and has served as both a standard setter and grader.

Lew was the recipient of the Institutional Investors Lifetime Achievement Award in 2021 and was listed on the Forbes 50 Women over 50 in Investments. She has also been listed on CIO Magazine’s Power 100 List since 2018. Lew serves on the Boards of Ariel Investment Management Mutual Funds and Girls Who Invest. She serves on the investment committees of the ACLU, the National Gallery of Arts and Wesleyan University.

About the Global Alternative Asset Management Industry

The global hedge fund and alternative asset management industry, including hedge funds, credit, managed futures, and hybrid funds that invest in private companies, has assets under management of $4 trillion (Q3 2022). The industry serves thousands of public and private pension funds, charitable endowments, foundations, sovereign governments, and other global institutional investors by providing portfolio diversification and risk-adjusted returns to help meet their funding obligations and return targets.

About the Managed Funds Association

Managed Funds Association (MFA), based in Washington, DC, New York, and Brussels, represents the global alternative asset management industry. MFA’s mission is to advance the ability of alternative asset managers to raise capital, invest, and generate returns for their beneficiaries. MFA advocates on behalf of its membership and convenes stakeholders to address global regulatory, operational, and business issues. MFA has more than 150 member firms, including traditional hedge funds, crossover funds, and private credit funds, that collectively manage nearly $2 trillion across a diverse group of investment strategies. Member firms help pension plans, university endowments, charitable foundations, and other institutional investors to diversify their investments, manage risk, and generate attractive returns over time.

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