Women Investment Professionals: Empowering Aspiring Women

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Annual Trailblazers Dinner - 2018

October 18, 2018

The Trailblazer Dinner is a high point of WIP’s annual calendar of events. Each year we focus on women who inspire us in achieving personal and professional excellence.

 

 

Keynote Speaker

Suni P. Harford, MBA, Head of Investments Group, Managing Director, UBS Asset Management

Suni joined UBS Asset Management as Head of Investments in July 2017 and is responsible for driving the Investments business forward, working closely with the heads of the underlying investment areas.
Suni was previously at Citigroup where she worked for 24 years. She was most recently Regional Head of Markets for North America for nine years, with responsibility for sales, trading, origination and research across all fixed income, currencies, commodities, equities and municipal businesses. Suni was also a member of Citi's Pension Plan Investment Committee and a Director on the Board of Citibank Canada.

During her earlier career, Suni was Citi's Global Head of Fixed Income Strategy and Analysis (2004-2008) as well as Global Head of The Yield Book Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Citigroup. She started her Wall Street career at Merrill Lynch & Co. in Investment Banking.

Suni is a prominent diversity champion, both in the financial services sector and the wider business community, and served as the co-head of Citi Women and on the Board of Directors of The Forte Foundation, a US non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the number of women leaders in business. She is also involved in many organizations raising awareness and support for the US veteran community.

Years of investment industry experience: 31

Education: Denison University (US), BSc; Amos Tuck School of Business (US), MBA