This prestigious recognition was presented to Ms. Hansen at WIP’s Annual Awards Dinner for her outstanding contributions and achievements in the institutional asset management industry
WIP awarded their prestigious “Trailblazer” award to Geri Hansen, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Attucks Asset Management, LLC at WIP’s Annual Awards Dinner held on October 22, 2015 at The University Club of Chicago. Ms. Hansen was honored by WIP for her outstanding contributions and accomplishments in the institutional asset management industry.
Honoring Ms. Hansen and the Keynote for the event was Geeta Aiyer, CFA, President and Founder of Boston Common Asset Management, an investment manager focused on global sustainability initiatives with a proprietary Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) framework.
“Geri encapsulates what our members strive for as she is making a true difference in the institutional asset management industry and paving the way for other talented, highly-motivated women who want to obtain optimal success in this industry,” said Bonnie Stanfield, President of Women Investment Professionals and a Consultant Relations Director at Putnam Investments. “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 Geri on receiving this award – she truly deserves this recognition.”
This annual awards dinner not only celebrates the women in the institutional asset management industry, but also the success of WIP as a thriving non-for profit organization 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 320 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 2015, which featured the brightest and the best of the industry.