Women Investment Professionals

Annual Trail Blazer Dinner – October 16, 2014

Janna L. Sampson of OakBrook Investments to Receive the Women Investment Professionals’ 2014 Trailblazer of the Year Award

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Janna L. Sampson of OakBrook Investments to Receive the Women Investment Professionals’ 2014 Trailblazer of the Year Award

This prestigious recognition will be presented to Ms. Sampson at WIP’s Annual Awards Dinner for her outstanding contributions and achievements in the institutional asset management industry

(CHICAGO, IL – September 29, 2014) Women Investment Professionals (WIP), a leading non-for-profit women’s networking organization for the institutional asset management industry, announced today that it will be recognizing Janna L. Sampson, CFA, Co-Chief Investment Officer at OakBrook Investments, LLC, as the 2014 Trailblazer of the Year recipient at WIP’s Annual Awards Dinner: “Achieving Success through Empowering Others”. This event will be held Thursday, October 16, 2014, 5:30 pm – 8:00 p.m. (CDT), at The University Club of Chicago. Ms. Sampson is being honored by WIP for her outstanding contributions and accomplishments in the institutional asset management industry. WIP invites all members of the business community to attend this event. Register here.

Honoring Ms. Sampson and the Keynote for the event will be Kelly M. Williams, J.D., President of GCM Grosvenor Private Markets.

“Janna encapsulates what our members strive for, which is to make a true difference in the institutional asset management industry and pave the way for other talented, highly-motivated women who want to be successful in this industry,” said Anne Lundberg, CAIA, WIP’s Board President and Managing Director, Head of North America Consultant Relations for Man Investments, Inc. “Every year we gather together the industry’s best to celebrate the many contributions and successes of not only the recipient of the Trailblazer Award, but also all of our members and women in this industry. On behalf of our members, I want to congratulate Janna on receiving this award – she truly deserves this recognition.”

This annual awards dinner will not only celebrate the women in the institutional asset management industry, but also the success of WIP as a thriving non-for profit designed to provide career development, education, networking and mentoring programs for women during all stages of their career. A testament to this organization’s success is in the last few years its membership has more than doubled to over 300 members. WIP’s membership spans the financial industry and its members include asset management, investment consulting and institutional investor organizations. In addition, the organization has successfully held eight events in 2014, which featured the brightest and the best of the industry. To view their past and future events visit:  https://www.wipchicago.org/events/.
To register for this event, please click here.
About Women Investment Professionals (WIP):
Established in 1995, Women Investment Professionals is a non-profit organization that provides a forum for networking and professional development for women involved in institutional investing, including plan sponsors, investment managers, consultants, accountants and attorneys. WIP achieves this objective through a variety of activities, including quarterly events, committee involvement, philanthropic initiatives and its website. WIP provides members access to information on job opportunities within the industry by posting positions on its website.

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