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Dawn Fitzpatrick

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Dawn Fitzpatrick
Alma materWharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (B.S.)
Occupation(s)Chief Investment Officer, Soros Fund Management

Dawn Fitzpatrick is an American investment banker and financial officer based in New York City. She is known for her work as a hedge fund manager and as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) & Chief Investment Officer (CIO) at Soros Fund Management.

Early years[edit]

Fitzpatrick "is a second-generation Irish American with ancestors hailing from Kilkenny and Cork on her father's and mother's side", and is a native of New York. She holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business.[1] While at UPenn Fitzpatrick ran track.[2] She is divorced with three children.[3]


Fitzpatrick started working at O'Connor & Associates in 1992 and went on to become the global head and CIO of O'Connor within the alternative and quantitative investments area. In August 2013, when O'Connor became a standalone business area within UBS Global Asset Management, Fitzpatrick was promoted to global head and chief investment officer (CIO) at O'Connor.[4][5][6]

In January 2016, Fitzpatrick became the Global Head of Equities, Multi-Asset and O'Connor at UBS Asset Management, responsible for overseeing more than $500 billion in assets.[6] In January 2017, she became Head of Investments within UBS Asset Management.[7] She was also a member of the UBS Asset Management Executive Committee.[8]

In April 2017, Fitzpatrick became the Chief Investment Officer of Soros Fund Management.[3] She currently serves on the Open Society Foundations' Economic Justice Program advisory board,[9] the Federal Reserve Bank of New York's Investor Advisory Committee on Financial Markets,[10] as a non-executive Director on the Barclays board,[11][12] and sits on the Advisory Council of The Bretton Woods Committee.[13]

Fitzpatrick was named one of Business Insider's most powerful women on Wall Street in 2013.[14] 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.[15] In 2018 and 2019, Fitzpatrick was on the Worth Power 100, a list of "the 100 most powerful men and women in global finance."[16][17] In 2020 and 2021, Barron's listed her as one of the "100 Most Influential Women in U.S. Finance",[18][19] and the University of Pennsylvania Wharton Club of New York presented Fitzpatrick with the 2020 Joseph Wharton Award for Leadership "for the Wharton alumnus who embodies the highest standards of leadership in both business and society."[20]


  1. ^ "Dawn Fitzpatrick/UBS O'Connor". Irish America.
  2. ^ "Women's Track & Field and Cross Country Letterwinners". Penn Athletics. June 4, 2002. Archived from the original on 2016-06-23.
  3. ^ a b "Men Bet She Would Fail; Now She Runs a $26 Billion Fund". The New York Times. April 8, 2017.
  4. ^ "Dawn Fitzpatrick". Managed Funds Association.
  5. ^ "O'Connor Hedge Fund Scores Gains Where Prop Desks Exited". Bloomberg News. November 14, 2014.
  6. ^ a b "UBS Names Fitzpatrick to Lead Combined Fund Unit in Shakeup". Bloomberg News. November 24, 2015.
  7. ^ "Soros Hires New Chief Investment Officer". The Wall Street Journal. January 31, 2017.
  8. ^ "50 Leading Women In Hedge Funds 2015" (PDF). The Hedge Fund Journal. June 18, 2015.
  9. ^ "Economic Justice Program". Open Society Foundations. Retrieved November 3, 2019.
  10. ^ "Investor Advisory Committee on Financial Markets". Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Retrieved January 14, 2019.
  11. ^ "Dawn Fitzpatrick". Barclays. Retrieved November 3, 2019.
  12. ^ "Barclays Adds Prominent Investment Executives to Board". The Wall Street Journal. September 26, 2019.
  13. ^ "Leadership and Secretariat". The Bretton Woods Committee. Retrieved March 13, 2021.
  14. ^ "The 25 Most Powerful Women On Wall Street: Dawn Fitzpatrick". Business Insider. March 8, 2013.
  15. ^ "The 25 Most Powerful Women in Finance: No. 24: Dawn Fitzpatrick, UBS O'Connor". American Banker. September 22, 2015.
  16. ^ "The Power 100 2019". Worth. Retrieved September 17, 2019.
  17. ^ "The Power 100 2018". Worth. Retrieved November 3, 2019.
  18. ^ "Dawn Fitzpatrick". Barron's. March 13, 2020.
  19. ^ "100 Women Making Their Mark in the World of Finance". Barron's. March 8, 2021.
  20. ^ "2020 Joseph Wharton Awards". Wharton Club of New York. Retrieved March 13, 2021.