Deb Clarke, Global Head of Investment Research at Mercer Investment Consulting, to Receive the 2016 Distinguished Woman Investment Professional of the Year Award

This prestigious recognition will be presented to Ms. Clarke at WIP’s
Annual Trailblazer Dinner for her outstanding contributions and
achievements in the institutional asset management industry

Investment Professionals (WIP),
a leading not-for-profit women’s
networking organization for the institutional asset management industry,
announced it will be awarding its prestigious “Distinguished Woman
Investment Professional of the Year” award to Deb Clarke, Global Head of
Investment Research of Mercer Investment Consulting. The award will be
presented at WIP’s Annual Trailblazer Dinner to be held October 27, 2016
at The University Club of Chicago. Click
to register.

The featured keynote at this event will be Jana Schreuder, the first
female Chief Operating Officer for The Northern Trust Corporation. In
addition, in celebration of the 20th anniversary of WIP, the
founders Joanne Hickman Dodd, SVP of Relationship Management at Capital
Group, and Carla Straeten, retired Managing Director at PNC Capital
Advisors, will be honored with the Founders Award.

“Deb embodies everything WIP members seek to achieve. She is making a
true difference in the institutional asset management industry and
paving the way for other talented, highly-motivated women who want to
make their mark in this industry, all while maintaining a successful
personal and family life,” said Bonnie Stanfield, CFA, President of
Women Investment Professionals and a Consultant Relations Director at
Putnam Investments.

“We established WIP to offer women from all constituencies in the
institutional investment business a means to learn, network and exchange
ideas. Both Carla and I are thrilled to see the organization thriving
after 20 years,” commented Ms. Dodd, one of the Founders of WIP.

This annual awards dinner not only celebrates the women in the
institutional asset management industry, but also the success of WIP as
a successful not-for profit organization designed to provide career
development, education, peer-to-peer networking and mentoring programs
for women during all stages of their career.

About Women Investment Professionals (WIP):

Established in 1996, Women Investment Professionals is a not-for-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 and its website. WIP provides members access to information
on job opportunities within the industry by posting positions on its
website. For more information, please visit:


Tricia Spellman, Principal
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