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Seema Hingorani
Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
Founder, Girls Who Invest

Managing Director, Morgan Stanley

Seema Hingorani

Panel: She Innovates: Talks with Female Founders

Seema R. Hingorani is a Managing Director and Strategic Client and Talent Engagement Lead at Morgan Stanley  Investment Management (MSIM). She is also a member of the Investment Management Operating Committee,  Chair of the Senior Advisory Board of Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners, a Senior Sponsor of Investment  Management’s Diversity Council and a member of Morgan Stanley’s Diversity and Inclusion Senior Leaders  Advisory Council. As part of the MSIM senior leadership team, Seema is focused on strategic client relationships,  investment talent development and diversity initiatives across the platform. Seema joined Morgan Stanley in 2019  and has 28 years of investment experience. 

Seema is also the Founder and Chair of Girls Who Invest, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the  number of women in portfolio management and executive leadership in the asset management industry.  Previously, Seema was the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of SevenStep Capital, an opportunistic  investment platform focused on seeding women portfolio managers. Seema served until June 30, 2014 as Chief  Investment Officer for the New York City Retirement Systems which had assets of $160 billion. Previous to this  appointment, Seema was Interim Chief Investment Officer and before that Head of Public Equities & Hedge  Funds for the pension funds. Under her leadership, the pension fund was named Hedge Fund Manager of the Year  - Large Public Pension Plans by Institutional Investor. Prior to Seema’s four years of public sector experience, she  served as Global Director of Fundamental Research at Pyramis Global Advisors; a Partner, Portfolio Manager and  Senior Equity Analyst with hedge fund Andor Capital Management; a Partner and Senior Equity Analyst at hedge  fund Pequot Capital Management; Co-founder of hedge fund Mirador Capital Management; and an Equity  Analyst with T. Rowe Price. 

Seema has worked with several organizations focused on issues concerning women and girls and is a prolific  speaker on the topic of a more robust inclusion of women in the corporate sector. She was awarded in 2021 the  insignia of Chevalier of the National Order of the Legion of Honor by France. She was also recognized in 2021 as  one of 100 most influential women in U.S. finance by Barron’s, honored as the 2019 Bloomberg 50 “Ones To  Watch”, the 2016 Woman with Impact by the Connecticut Women's Business Development Council, and Wall  Street Women Entrepreneur of the Year in 2015 by Traders magazine. Seema served as a member of the National  Finance Committee of Secretary Clinton’s 2016 Presidential Campaign. She is a Board Director of the non-profit  organization Women’s World Banking, a Senior Advisor for The Wharton School Stevens Center for Innovation  in Finance Cypher Accelerator, and an active member of The Economic Club of New York. Seema earned a B.A.  in psychology/philosophy from Yale College and an MBA in finance from The Wharton School at the University  of Pennsylvania. 


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