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Ms. Karen Strauss Cook

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Goldman Sachs , Europe
Phone: (212) ***-****  HQ Phone
Email: k***@***.com
Local Address:  New York , United States
Goldman , Sachs & Co.
200 West Street
New York , New York 10282
United States

Company Description: The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (Goldman Sachs) is a global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a range of services worldwide...   more

Employment History

  • Managing Director
    Goldman , Sachs & Co.
  • Chief Investment Officer
    Steinhardt Management Company
  • Managing General Partner
    Nepeta Partners , LP.
  • General Partner and Director of Client Services
    Steinhardt Partners
  • Chief Information Officer
    Steinhardt Mgt
  • Position, Board
    Tesco Corporation
  • Non-Executive Director
    Tesco Corporation
  • Managing Director and Head of U.K. Investment Banking
  • Co-Head of UK Corporate Finance

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Bachelor's Degree , magna cum laude
    Wheaton College
  • MBA
    New York University's Stern School of Business
  • MA
    Wheaton College
60 Total References
Web References
Goldman, Sachs & Co. named ..., 9 July 2015 [cached]
Goldman, Sachs & Co. named London rainmaker Karen Cook as co-chair of investment banking. She will continue to work with U.K. clients. Cook joined Goldman as a managing director and head of U.K. investment banking in 1999 from Schroders plc, which was acquired by Citigroup Inc. for $2.2 billion that year. She was named a partner in 2000 and has been president of Goldman Sachs Europe since 2004.
Cook is working with BG Group plc on its $70 billion sale to Royal Dutch Shell plc. Last year, she advised AstraZeneca plc on its successful defense of a $106.6 billion bid from Pfizer Inc.
Board composition and independence - Tesco PLC, 18 Mar 2014 [cached]
Karen Cook
Karen Cook - 57
Non-executive Director
Karen Cook was appointed a Non-executive Director on 1 October 2004. She is a Managing Director of Goldman Sachs International and President of Goldman Sachs, Europe. She is also a member of the firm's European Management Committee and Partnership Committee.
Board of Directors Emeritus | Who We Are |, 11 June 2015 [cached]
Karen Strauss Cook
Our Strength | Who We Are |, 16 Jan 2011 [cached]
Karen S. Cook
Karen S. Cook
Karen Cook has more than 30 years of experience in the investment industry starting as an equity trader at Goldman Sachs and continuing into hedge fund management. She is CIO of Steinhardt Mgt. Co. and general partner of Nepeta Partners, LP. She is involved with a number of philanthropic endeavors, most notably with Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. She serves on the board of Fifth Avenue Alternative Investments (Bessemer Trust) and is on the Board of Overseers and co-chairs the investment committee of the International Rescue Committee. Karen received a BA from Wheaton College and received her MBA from NYU.
Karen Cook passed away on ..., 14 Nov 2013 [cached]
Karen Cook passed away on October 2, 2013 from Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP), a rare neurodegenerative disease.
Commenting on the honorees and 100WHF's philanthropic partnership with Best Buddies, Lauren Malafronte, 100 Women in Hedge Funds Board of Directors Executive Committee member said, "Among the leaders of the alternatives industry, there are few women like Barbara Novick and Karen Cook; both blazed many trails, climbed corporate heights and mentored women in our sector.
Karen Cook retired as Chief Investment Officer of Steinhardt Management Company, Inc. in 2008, marking the end of a career that spanned over 30 years and saw the earliest days of women's leadership in the Alternatives industry. She joined Steinhardt Partners, LP in 1995 as General Partner and Director of Client Services and in 1996 transitioned to overseeing outside hedge funds and managed accounts. In addition to her responsibilities at Steinhardt, she simultaneously served as Managing General Partner of Nepeta Partners, LP, a top-performing fund-of-funds invested in hedge funds. Prior to her tenure at Steinhardt, Karen was a Vice President and senior proprietary trader in the Equities Division at Goldman Sachs & Co. from 1975 until 1988, where she was the first woman hired in that division and the third female finance professional in the Firm overall. She also served on the Supervisory Board of Fifth Avenue Alternative Investments, LLC (Bessemer Trust). Karen received an MBA from New York University's Stern School of Business in 1979 and a BA, magna cum laude, from Wheaton College (MA) in 1974.
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