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How to Move Into and Up in Portfolio Management

What does it take for women to enter and succeed in a career as a portfolio manager? Learn how financial professionals with diverse backgrounds, including international experience, achieved their positions as portfolio managers. Some overcame hurdles as non-traditional candidates; others followed the straight path from analyst on up.

Bring your questions to tap into their lessons learned, which will help you reach your career goal.

Share your thoughts as you network with colleagues over drinks and appetizers, following the panel.

You are encouraged to invite a guest in the financial services industry to attend, learn more about 100WF and become a member of the organization. Visit the 100WF website here.


12 March 2024


5:30 PM Registration

6:00 PM Event Begins

The program will begin promptly at 6:00 PM; please allow time to get through building security and to register before the event begins

Networking reception will follow.


Global Tower 15th Floor

Neue Mainzer Strasse 32-36

Frankfurt, 60311, Germany


Caroline Gauthier

Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management 

Anna E Lundén, CFA

Wellington Management

Daniela Savoia

Edmond de Rothschild

Dr. Katharina Seiler


Barbara Wokurka

FINVIA Family Office GmbH



Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management SA, Niederlassung Deutschland




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Caroline Gauthier

Co-Head of Equities, Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management


Caroline Gauthier joined Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management on 1 st September 2021. She is a co-head of a team of more than twenty experts specialized in specific regions and/or themes. Caroline Gauthier studied corporate finance and financial engineering at the University of Paris IX-Dauphine and is a specialist in European small and mid-caps. She has more than twenty years of experience in European equities. She worked at Amundi for eighteen years, first as an analyst and fund manager for European small and mid-caps (2000-2014) and then as co-head of European small and mid-caps (2015-2018). Prior to joining Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management, she was co-founder and head of Comitium, the listed investment specialist subsidiary of Apax Partners.

Anna E Lundén, CFA

Senior Managing Director/Partner, Equity Portfolio Manager, Wellington Management

Anna is a portfolio manager on the Global/International Perspectives Team. She manages equity assets on behalf of our clients, drawing on research from Wellington Management’s global industry analysts, equity portfolio managers, and team analysts. She works in our London office. Before joining Wellington Management in 2017, Anna was head of Investments at Montanaro Asset Management, a boutique specializing in European small- and mid-cap equities (2013 – 2016). Before that, she managed Pan-European small- and mid-cap funds at PineBridge Investments, formerly AIG Investments (2003 – 2012). Prior to this, she worked in specialist equity sales at Beeson Gregory (2000 – 2002) and later Jefferies International (2002 – 2003). She started her career in the pharmaceutical industry as a product manager at AstraZeneca (1996 – 2000). Anna earned her MSc in business administration from Jönköping International Business School. She holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the CFA Society UK.

Daniela Savoia

Emerging Market Debt Fund Manager, Edmond de Rothschild

Daniela started her career ten years ago at J.P. Morgan in New York, first as part of their Latin America M&A team and then their Latin America Corporate research team. After several years at J.P. Morgan, Daniela returned to school to pursue an MBA. More recently, Daniela was a senior credit analyst at Fisch Asset Management in Zurich, where she was an active member of the Emerging Markets team. She previously held the positions of Associate, restructuring and special situations at PJT Partners. Daniela has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a dual degree in Electrical Engineering and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Katharina Seiler

Equity Fund Manager, DWS


Katharina Seiler, equity fund manager from DWS. Studied Finance in Bremen and Canada (University of Victoria, British Columbia). Has PhD in finance from University of Bremen. For over 16 years has been working for DWS, managing mainly income-oriented funds. Founder of the Women for Women fund. Enjoying bringing people together and creating new business opportunities.

Barbara Wokurka

Head of Impact Investing, FINVIA Family Office GmbH

Barbara works for the Frankfurt based Multi Family Office FINVIA where she is responsible for impact investing in Private Equity. She started her career in 1994 in corporate finance at Deutsche Bank AG, based out of Frankfurt and London, before joining Porsche AG in 1999, where she established the company’s global asset management structure. In 2007, Barbara moved into asset management, joining Quoniam Asset Management to look after their corporate clients and develop Quoniam’s international reach by setting up and leading the firm’s London branch.


Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management SA, Niederlassung Deutschland

As a conviction-driven investment house founded upon the belief that wealth should be used to build the world of tomorrow, Edmond de Rothschild specialises in Private Banking and Asset Management and serves an international clientele of families, entrepreneurs and institutional investors. The group is also active in Corporate Finance, Private Equity, Real Estate and Fund Services. With a resolutely family-run nature, Edmond de Rothschild has the independence necessary to propose bold strategies and long-term investments, rooted in the real economy. Founded in 1953, the Group had nearly CHF 158 billion in assets under management at the end of December 2022, 2,500 employees, and 30 locations worldwide.

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