Amanda Pullinger

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Amanda Pullinger
Born1966 (age 56–57)
Birmingham, UK
Alma materBrasenose College, Oxford

Amanda Pullinger is the Chief Executive Officer of 100 Women in Finance, formerly 100 Women in Hedge Funds.[1] Pullinger has led the organization in its growth from a few hundred members in New York to close to 25,000 registered [2] members in 32 locations across five continents. 100 Women launched its new name and branding at the Closing Bell of the NYSE on December 14, 2016.[3] In 2009, she succeeded in bringing in Britain’s Prince William as the Patron of 100 Women in Hedge Funds.[4][5][6] Pullinger welcomed William and his wife Catherine (the then-Duke and Duchess of Cambridge) to the 100WHF's London Gala in 2011.[citation needed] In late 2012, it was announced that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry would all be Patrons of 100WHF's Philanthropic Initiatives beginning in January 2013.[7] In October 2013, a day after the christening of Prince George, Pullinger welcomed the Duchess of Cambridge to 100WHF's London Gala for the benefit of Action on Addiction.[8] She then welcomed the Duchess of Cambridge to 100WHF's 2015 Gala in London for the benefit of The Art Room.[citation needed]

In addition to 100 Women in Hedge Funds, Pullinger has worked with other organizations, such as the American Red Cross of Greater New York, to encourage volunteerism amongst female business leaders.[9]

Pullinger grew up in the UK where she attended Malvern Hall School[10] and Solihull Sixth Form College before reading Modern History at Brasenose College, Oxford. She attended Brasenose at the same time as David Cameron, Camilla Cavendish and Andrew Feldman. Pullinger started her career in the hedge fund industry in New York with Guy Spier as a partner at Aquamarine Capital. From 2000 - 2005 Pullinger served on the board of the Oxford Alumni Association of New York. In January, 2014, she joined the board of the HALO Trust, and was made chairman in May 2014.[11] The HALO Trust is a UK charity that is the world's oldest and largest humanitarian landmine clearance organization. Prince Harry served as its 25th Anniversary Patron. She was elected as a Director to the Oxford University Alumni Board in September, 2016.[12] She was previously on the board of directors of the Cancer Institute of the NYU Medical Center.[13]

Pullinger received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Markets Media at their 2015 Women in Finance Awards held in NYC.[14]

Pullinger has spoken approvingly of the work of 100 Women in Finance's Global Ambassador HRH The Countess of Wessex, telling Town and Country, "“She actually presents herself as an ordinary person and I think that is increasingly what the royal family needs to do.”.[15]


  1. ^ Knab, Matthias. "100 Women in Hedge Funds' board appoints Amanda Pullinger as CEO - Opalesque".
  2. ^ Sharon Reier (10 August 2007). "Your Money: Where is Queen Midas?". The New York Times.
  3. ^ "Hedge Fund Women Go for Refresh as Industry Faces Headwinds". 14 December 2016. Retrieved 28 April 2023 – via
  4. ^ Tom Cahill (24 November 2009). "100 Women gets patronage from Prince William".
  5. ^ Harrison, David; Duffin, Claire (23 October 2011). "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the £1.3 trillion hedge fund women". The Daily Telegraph. London.
  6. ^ "Prince William dines with women hedge fund chiefs". USA Today. 11 October 2012. Retrieved 28 May 2013.
  7. ^ Buxton, Molly (1 November 2012). "Kate Middleton to become patron of 100 Women in Hedge Funds". Daily Mirror. Retrieved 11 December 2015.
  8. ^ "The Duchess of Cambridge is firmly back on the social circuit". London Evening Standard. 25 October 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2015.
  9. ^ "Sexism and the city: you don't need men when you run $60bn in assets". The Independent. London. 10 August 2008. Archived from the original on 22 November 2008.
  10. ^ Pullinger, Amanda (26 September 2012). "The Teacher Who Inspired Me: Mrs. Martin". Huffington Post. Retrieved 28 May 2013.
  11. ^ "Governance".
  13. ^ "NYU Cancer Institute Autumn Ball, 2009". Retrieved 20 November 2011.
  14. ^ "Lifetime Achievement: Amanda Pullinger, 100 Women in Hedge Funds/". 8 February 2016.
  15. ^ Miller, Frederika (20 May 2020). "Sophie Wessex nickname: How dedicated royal earned this surprising nickname". The Daily Express. Retrieved 14 October 2020.

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