CHICAGO--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Women Investment Professionals (WIP), a leading non-for-profit women's networking organization for the institutional asset management industry, announced that it will be recognizing Jane A. Western, Managing Director of Risk Management and Trust Operations for Boeing’s Trust Investment Group at WIP’s Annual Dinner: “Trailblazing Women: Reflections on Esteemed Careers in Finance”, which will be held Thursday, October 24, 2013, 5:30 pm – 8:00 p.m. (CDT) at The University Club of Chicago. Ms. Western is being honored by WIP for her outstanding contributions and accomplishments in the institutional asset management industry. WIP invites members of the business community to attend this event. Register here.
“Trailblazing Women: Reflections on Esteemed Careers in Finance”
“We are very proud to present this year’s Trailblazer Award to Jane Western as she encapsulates the level of success and professionalism that our members strive for,” said Anne Lundberg, CAIA, WIP’s President and Man Investments Inc.’s Head of US Consultant Relations. “We look forward to presenting this award to her and bringing together the best of the best in this industry for a night of networking, celebration and powerful discussions.”
Ms. Western is currently Managing Director, Risk Management and Trust Operations in Boeing’s Trust Investments Group, which is responsible for the company’s $90 billion in retirement assets. Throughout her career, Ms. Western has held several positions in the institutional investment industry working with corporate pension and endowment/foundation assets. She has in-depth expertise in the areas of plan sponsor, client servicing, marketing and consulting.
The Keynote Speaker
The keynote at this event will be Monica L. Walker, Chief Executive Officer & Chief Investment Officer for Holland Capital Management. Ms. Walker is a founding partner of Holland Capital Management. As Chief Executive Officer, she oversees the overall business and financial operations of the firm. With over 32 years of financial services experience, Ms. Walker also serves as Chief Investment Officer, responsible for implementation of the firm’s over $4 billion in large cap growth and mid cap growth equity strategies, with a team of equity research analysts.
About Women Investment Professionals (WIP):
Established in 1995, WIP Chicago is a non-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, its website and newsletter. WIP provides members access to information on job opportunities within the industry by posting positions on its website. For more information, please visit: http://www.wipchicago.org.