FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Women Investment Professionals
(CHICAGO, IL – June 28, 2017) Women Investment Professionals (WIP), a leading not-for-profit organization for professional women in the institutional investment management industry, today welcomed Christina Cryer as its new president and Susan Small as its new vice president. Both Christina and Susan will assume their new roles this month as former president Bonnie Stanfield completes her two-year term.
Christina Cryer, Head of U.S. Consultant Relations for WisdomTree Asset Management, previously served as WIP’s Vice President. Christina has over 16 years of investment industry experience, with extensive experience working with institutional investment consultants.
Susan Small, Head of Institutional Client Coverage, Americas at UBS Asset Management, was Vice President Elect and previously served as the organization’s Sponsorship Committee Chair. With over 25 years of experience in the institutional asset management industry, Susan has held senior sales and marketing roles with several leading asset managers including UBS, Deutsche Asset Management and Mackenzie Institutional.
Said Bonnie Stanfield, outgoing WIP president and Director of Consultant Relations at Putnam Investments, “I’ve worked closely with Christina and Susan over the last two years and I’m thrilled to see them stepping forward to lead this great organization, which now represents 325 women in the institutional asset management industry.”
Christina Cryer added, “I’m honored to serve as WIP’s president and look forward to continuing our solid tradition of education, networking and mentoring to help women advance in their professional careers and make meaningful contributions to our industry.”
WIP supports women in the institutional investment community through a series of networking events, professional and personal development opportunities and educational programs. Christina will provide opening remarks at this year’s annual Trailblazer Dinner, which will feature Kathleen Gallagher, the former Chief Investment Officer at Ford Motor Company, as keynote speaker. For more information on WIP or the Trailblazer Dinner, please visit www.wipchicago.org.
About Women Investment Professionals (WIP):
Established in 1996, Women Investment Professionals is a not-for-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. For more information, please visit www.wipchicago.org.