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The Hedge Fund Investor with Dominique Mielle

Dominique Mielle grew up in France and pursued her MBA at Stanford, where she developed a “platonic crush” on the brain of professor William Sharpe, developer of the Sharpe Ratio—leading her to a career in hedge fund investing. Her third act is filled serving on five company boards, mentoring other women, and playing a mean game of polo.

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Your first act is school, your second act is work, but have you thought about what you’re going to do in your third act? Join host Liz Tinkham, a former Accenture Senior Managing Director, as she talks to guests who are happily “pretired” – enjoying their time, treasure, and talent to pursue their purpose and passion in the third act of their life.

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The Hedge Fund Investor with Dominique Mielle

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Dominique Mielle grew up in France and, yearning to leave Paris, landed a finance job in New York City after graduating from university. During her MBA at Stanford, she developed what she describes as a platonic crush on the brain of professor William Sharpe, developer of the Sharpe Ratio, leading her to a career in hedge fund investing.

She recently left that career after 20 successful years, and now spends her time giving back and serving as a role model for women looking to break into the world of hedge funds. Her third act is filled serving on five company boards, mentoring other women, and playing a mean game of polo. Her new book, Damsel In Distressed, debuts on September 7th encouraging more young women to pursue a career in hedge fund investing.

(02:20) First Act: University & a move abroad
(05:03) It’s a crime not to visit Paris in your life
(05:55) Second Act: Breaking into the world of Hedge Funds
(09:28) Building the CLO practice at Canyon Capital
(11:48) Reframing your identity post-retirement
(15:07) Act 2.5: A fixer for PG&E’s board
(20:11) Act 3: Damsel in Distressed & what’s holding women back
(24:56) Lessons learned in the publishing process

Listeners can connect with Dominique on LinkedIn. Her book, Damsel in Distressed: My Life in the Golden Age of Hedge Funds, is available for pre-order.

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