Women in Asset Management: What Success Looks Like

How to Thrive as a Woman in Asset Management 

Tuesday, October 6th - 5:00pm - 6:00pm EST - (Virtual)

Why are women such a minority in asset management? A lack of role models, long hours, and the perceived math gender gap all contribute. Join us for the second of four virtual panels and peer discussions focusing on why the current disparity exists, why it's important to change the status quo, and steps we can take to increase opportunities for women in asset management. 

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Lynn Hopton Davis (KSM '86)

Founder, Halsey Point Asset Management 

Katie Koch

CoHead, Fundamental Equity, Goldman Sachs Asset Management

Sarah Ketterer

CEO, Causeway Capital Management


What Success Looks Like: How to Thrive as a Woman in Asset Management 

Tuesday, October 6, 5 - 6 pm Eastern

Despite increasing awareness of the issue, the percentage of women fund managers has remained stubbornly low. A panel of senior women with long careers in asset management share their stories of success, advice on how to cope, and perspectives on how increasing diversity might lead to better investment results. 


Lynn Hopton Davis (NU '82; KSM '86) is CoFounder of HalseyPoint Asset Management and a member of Northwestern University's Board of Trustees. Lynn previously was Co-Head and Senior Managing Director of the Leveraged Debt Group at Columbia Management Investment Advisors, LLC (and its predecessor companies) for 18 years from 2000 - 2018. She was responsible for running the  leveraged debt business of Columbia which had approximately $9 billion in assets under management at its peak, including over $8 billion in CLO vehicles. She also was the lead portfolio manager for all funds and chair of the credit committee. Lynn previously worked as a Managing Director at AIG/SunAmerica for 9 years where she was responsible for the management and trading of over $3 billion of assets across a variety of fixed income asset classes. She began her career as a banker covering private equity sponsors on the west coast for Security Pacific Merchant Bank. 


Kathryn Koch is CoHead, Fundamental Equity at Goldman Sachs Asset Management. She was named a managing director in 2011 and a partner in 2016. Katie was nominated as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2015 and has won the Financial Time's HERoes Top 100 Female Champions in 2018 and 2019. She has contributed substantially to Goldman Sachs' research efforts on the economic enfranchisement of women in the developing world and is the firm sponsor for the Girls Who Invest program. She also serves on the Board of Trustees for Patton's Veterans Project. Katie earned a BA, magna cum laude, in English and Economics from the University of Notre Dame in 2002.


Sarah Ketterer is the CEO at Causeway Capital Management, fundamental portfolio manager, and  is responsible for investment research across all sectors. She cofounded the firm in 2001 and is a member of the operating committee. From 1996 to 2001, Ms. Ketterer worked for the Hotchis & Wiley division of Merrill Lynch Investment Managers, where she was a managing director and co-head of the firm's International and Global Value team. From 1990 to 1996, Sarah was a portfolio manager at Hotchis & Wiley, where she founded the International Equity Product. She earned a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from the Tuck School, Dartmouth College. She serves on the Girls Who Invest President's Council. 


All are welcome!