100 most influential women in finance revealed


Women working at firms including HSBC, Goldman Sachs, BlackRock, HBOS, Icap, and the Bank of England have all been named as being among the 100 most influential female executives working in finance.

The list, which is put together annually by Financial News, features 10 chief executives, six business founders, five chairmen and five chief operating officers.

The online magazine said that the list focused on women who were continuing to spot opportunities in the aftermath of the global economic crisis.

“More than five years since the onset of the financial crisis, the rules are still changing. But despite the seemingly endless uncertainty about financial regulation and stop-start economic growth, these women are doing deals and growing revenues.”

Women who appear on the list include: Karen Cook, president at Goldman Sachs Europe; Sharon Bowles MEP, chairman of the European Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee at the European Parliament; Katharine Braddick, the director of prudential policy at the Prudential Regulation Authority; Ina De, co-head of UK investment banking for JP Morgan; and Charlotte Hogg, chief operating officer at the Bank of England.