In-Person Dinner: Markets, Leadership, & Influence with Karen Karniol-Tambour, Co-Chief Investment Officer at Bridgewater Associates

May 22 2023, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM EDT The YJP Mansion

Monday, May 22nd
6:00 PM EDT

The YJP Mansion


Please join us for an exciting evening with gourmet bites, signature cocktails, and strategic networking as we welcome top movers and shakers on Wall Street. We are excited to host Karen Karniol-Tambour, Co-Chief Investment Officer at Bridgewater Associates as the evening's panelist.

*6:00pm: Dinner, Cocktails, & Networking
*7:00m: Fireside chat with Karen, Q&A
*8:00pm: Dessert, Cocktails & Mingling

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Karen Karniol-Tambour
Co-Chief Investment Officer at Bridgewater Associates

Karen joined Bridgewater in 2006. Karen Karniol-Tambour is Co-Chief Investment Officer at Bridgewater Associates, responsible for managing the company’s investment process. Karen oversees the systemization of Bridgewater’s research into trading strategies, manages the development of proprietary investment management models, directs the design and implementation of client investment strategies, and publishes timely market understanding to clients and global policy makers via Bridgewater’s Daily Observations. She also co-leads the firm’s Sustainable Investing efforts, overseeing the design of new investment solutions with both financial and sustainability objectives. Karen joined Bridgewater in 2006 after graduating from Princeton University. She serves on the boards of the Truman Center for National Policy, Search for Common Ground and Seeds of Peace. Karen is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, was included in Fortune’s "40 Under 40" most influential leaders in business in 2019, and has been named to Barron's list of "Most Influential Women in US Finance" for three years in a row.

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Zoya Raynes
Managing Director, at Bank of America

Zoya Raynes is a Managing Director on the Senior Relationship Management team at Bank of America, a group of professionals who are responsible for developing and strengthening relationships between Bank of America and key institutional investor clients. Ms. Raynes is lead coverage for a strategic group of hedge fund, asset manager, pension, insurance and sovereign wealth fund clients.

With over 20 years of Wall Street experience, Ms. Raynes previously worked at Morgan Stanley, J.P. Morgan and Bear Stearns. She began her career in the Salomon Smith Barney Institutional Sales & Trading Analyst program upon graduation with honors from Drexel University.

Ms. Raynes is very active in the philanthropic community and serves on the Board of Directors of five non-profit institutions. Ms. Raynes was born in Kiev and immigrated to the US with her family in 1979. She resides in Manhattan with her husband and two sons.

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Maria Vassalou
Co-Chief Investment Officer of Multi-Asset Solutions at Goldman Sachs Asset Management

Maria is co-chief investment officer of Multi-Asset Solutions (MAS) within Goldman Sachs Asset Management. MAS provides multi-asset class products and solutions for institutional and individual investors, focusing on customized asset allocation, tactical implementation, risk management and portfolio construction. She is a member of the MAS Investing Core, where she manages group-wide investment policies, research and investment resources. Maria joined Goldman Sachs as a managing director in 2021.

Prior to joining the firm, Maria was the founder, chief executive officer and chief investment officer of Vassalou Capital Management, where she developed and managed global multi-asset class risk mitigating strategies and dynamic asset allocation portfolios for institutional clients. Before that, she was a partner and portfolio manager at Perella Weinberg Partners, where she was responsible for the global macro business.

Before her career in asset management, Maria was an associate professor of finance at Columbia Business School. She also served as president of the European Finance Association. Maria currently serves on the Board of Overseers of the Gennadius Library at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. She previously served on the Board of Directors of Tsakos Energy Navigation and Titan Cement International. Maria earned a BS in Economics from the University of Athens and a PhD in Financial Economics from London Business School.

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