Seema Hingorani is a senior advisor at Crestview.
Seema Hingorani is a senior advisor at Crestview. Seema is the founder and chief investment officer of SevenStep Capital, an opportunistic alternatives investment seeding platform focused on investing in 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. Before this appointment, Seema was interim chief investment officer and before that head of public equities and hedge funds for the pension funds. Under Seema's 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 general partner, portfolio manager and senior equity analyst with hedge fund Andor Capital Management; a general 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 is the founder and chair of Girls Who Invest, a non-profit organization dedicated to transforming the asset management industry by bringing more women into portfolio management and leadership. She was honored as the 2016 Woman with Impact by the Connecticut Women's Business Development Council, Wall Street Women Entrepreneur of the Year in 2015 by Traders magazine and received the 2015 Women in Finance Achievement award from Markets Media for her work with Girls Who Invest. She is an active member of The Economic Club of New York and 100 Women in Finance and served for eight years as a member of the board of directors of Project Enterprise, a nonprofit microfinance organization dedicated to supporting and developing entrepreneurs and small businesses (most of which were women and women-owned) in underresourced communities in New York City.
Seema earned a B.A. in psychology/philosophy from Yale College and an M.B.A. in finance from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.