Dawn Fitzpatrick, W'92

2020 Joseph Wharton Leadership Award

 
Dawn Fitzpatrick, W'92
Chief Investment Officer, Soros Fund Management

Dawn Fitzpatrick joined Soros Fund Management LLC as the Chief Investment Officer in April 2017, in this capacity she heads the firm with oversight for both investment and non-investment personnel. Prior to joining Soros, Dawn spent 25 years at UBS and its predecessor organizations, where most recently she was Head of Investments for UBS Asset Management. In that role, she had global responsibility for overseeing active and passive strategies across asset classes, comprising over $500 billion of client capital. Prior to that she was CEO and CIO of the O'Connor hedge fund business. Dawn began her career as a clerk on the American Stock Exchange and then a trader on the Chicago Board of Options exchanges. During her tenure, she served as head of various direct investment teams specializing in equities, convertible corporate bond arbitrage, and merger arbitrage, as well as derivatives across asset classes. At UBS, Ms. Fitzpatrick was a Group Managing Director, and served as a member of the UBS Asset Management Executive Committee.

Ms. Fitzpatrick currently serves on the Open Society Foundations' Economic Justice Program Advisory Board, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York's Investor Advisory Committee on Financial Markets, and the Barclays Board as a non-executive Director. Ms. Fitzpatrick received her Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business. While at Penn she was a member of the Pennsylvania Investment Alliance, Friars Senior Honor Society, and Women's Varsity Track and Cross Country.

Fitzpatrick was named one of Business Insider's most powerful women on Wall Street in 2013.[13] In 2015, American Banker put her on their list of the 25 most powerful women in finance and The Hedge Fund Journal put her on the list of 50 leading women in hedge funds.[14] Harpers Bazaar named her to their 2017 “50 Most Influential Moms' list. In 2018 and 2019, Fitzpatrick was on the Worth Power 100, a list of "the 100 most powerful men and women in global finance."

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