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Goldman Sachs Women Partners on Finding the Balance in Investing, Work and Life

On February 20, in our the Remarkable Women Speaker Series: "Maximizing Returns & Managing Risk: Finding the Balance in Investing, Work and Life," with Goldman Sachs Partners Edith Cooper, Margaret Holen, Eileen Rominger and Sarah Smith.

Event Date: Wednesday February 20, 2008

Event Time: 6:30-8:30pm

Location: 32 Old Slip, New York, NY

This is a complimentary event. Please note: if you are bringing a guest, you need to include the guest's name when purchasing his/her ticket. For security reasons, no unspecified guests can be admitted to this event. Click here to obtain tickets for this event.

Agenda:

6:30-6:45 Check-in and registration

6:45-7:45 Panel discussion

7:45-8:30 Reception

 

 

Panelists:

  • Edith Cooper - Head of the Hedge Fund initiative within the Securities Division
  • Margaret Holen - Head of the New York Equity Strategies Group
  • Eileen Rominger - Global head of GSAM Fundamental Equity
  • Sarah Smith - Partner - Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of Goldman Sachs

Moderated by:

  • Edith A. Hunt – Co-Chief Operating Officer of the Human Capital Management Division

Edith Cooper, Head of the Hedge Fund initiative within the Securities Division Edith Cooper is responsible for the Hedge Fund initiative within the Securities Division. She serves on the Partnership Committee and various other committees at the firm. Edith first joined Goldman Sachs in 1996 to build and lead the firm’s Energy Sales group in New York. In 2000, she became the co-head of the commodity business in Europe and Asia, based in London. She assumed responsibility for the firm’s Futures business in 2002, a position that she held until assuming her current role. Edith was named managing director in 1998 and partner in 2000. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Edith spent a combined ten years at Morgan Stanley and Bankers Trust, structuring and marketing derivatives. Edith is a trustee of Greenwich Academy and serves on various committees at Harvard College. She received an MM from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and an AB from Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges.

Margaret Holen, Head of the New York Equity Strategies Group Margaret Holen heads up the New York Equity Strategies Group. Her previous responsibilities included leadership of the Global Special Situations Strategies Group, Mortgage Strategies Group, and the Foreign Exchange Sales Strategies Group. She was named managing director in 2001 and partner in 2004. Before joining the firm in 1998, Margaret worked in the Fixed Income Derivatives and Liability Management Groups at Lehman Brothers. Margaret earned a PhD in Mathematics from Princeton University, an MSc in Mathematics from Oxford, where she was a Fulbright Scholar, and a BS in Mathematics from the University of Chicago.

Eileen Rominger, Global head of GSAM Fundamental Equity Eileen Rominger is the global head of GSAM Fundamental Equity, and is chief investment officer of the Value Equity team. She is responsible for the overall business management of the global Fundamental Equity franchise, and leads a team of portfolio managers and analysts in the investment of client assets in Value portfolios. She joined the firm as a managing director in 1999 and was named partner in 2004. Eileen’s prior experience spanned 18 years at Oppenheimer Capital, where she was a value portfolio manager, a managing director and a member of the Executive Committee. Eileen earned an MBA from the Wharton School of Business and a BA from Fairfield University.

Sarah Smith, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of Goldman Sachs Sarah E. Smith is the controller and chief accounting officer of Goldman Sachs, with responsibility for the 1,300 members of the global controllers department. She serves on several firmwide committees, including the Risk Committee, the Commitments Committee, and the Partnership Committee. She is also co-chair of the Structured Products Committee and has oversight of Operational Risk. Sarah joined Goldman Sachs in 1996 as a vice president in Finance and held various positions prior to becoming controller in 2002. She was named managing director in1998 and partner in 2002. Prior to joining the firm, Sarah worked in the national and audit practices of KPMG in both London and New York, and held several finance positions at Bristol-MyersSquibb. Sarah attended City of London University and is a member of the Instituteof Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. She is former chair of the Securities Industries Association Accounting Policy Committee and a member of theWashington-based Committee for Economic Development and serves on the US Treasury Department's Commission on the Auditing Industry.

Edith A. Hunt, Co-Chief Operating Officer of the Human Capital Management Division Edie Hunt is co-chief operating officer of the Human Capital Management Division, with responsibilities for divisional HCM, global diversity, training and talent assessment. She joined the firm in 1981 as a personnel director in the J. Aron Division, and moved to Precious Metals Sales/Trading in 1982, where she became a vice president in 1984. Edie then joined Fixed Income management in 1986. She was head of Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities Human Capital Management from 1999 to 2001. She was named managing director in 1999 and partner in 2004. Edie is a member of the Howard University School of Business Board of Visitors, the Trustees' Council of Penn Women, and Forte Foundation's Board of Directors. Edie received an MBA from the University of Chicago in 1974 and BA and BS degrees from the University of Pennsylvania in 1972. She has two children and lives with her husband in Jersey City, New Jersey.


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