Women in Management Club Hosts Monday Speakers
On the first Monday of each month, Women in Management hosts a distinguished speaker. In November, Yale undergraduate alumna Seema Hingorani, head of public equities at the Bureau of Asset Management in the New York City Office of the Comptroller, discussed her professional experiences with current SOM students. Megan Richer '12, shares some of Seema’s wisdom.
Seema’s message was one of authenticity and self awareness: stay true to yourself. Throughout her career trajectory from business school to her current position at the New York City Office of the Comptroller, where she manages $100 billion in pension fund assets, she has sought out positions that would make her happy and has surrounded herself with people who would foster her personal growth and learning.
When searching for her first position out of business school, Seema sought to become a fundamental, long-term investor. After receiving her MBA from Wharton, she took a position at T. Rowe Price, where she excelled in equity research. Later she became a senior analyst at the large hedge fund Pequot Capital and then a Portfolio Manager at Andor Capital, where she was the first woman to run a hedge fund portfolio. Seema eventually left Andor Capital to start up her own hedge fund, and then became the global director of fundamental research with Pyramis Global Advisors, a Fidelity Investments Company in Boston with $150 billion in assets. In each of her career transitions, the questions that have guided her are: "What would make me a better thinker, business person, and investor?" and, "Is this going to make me happy?"
Seema’s career advice to us was built upon her commitments to authenticity and self awareness: