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Angela Samfilippo

Angela Samfilippo
Pine River Capital  Management

Maybe Midwest niceness really does make a difference. Angela Samfilippo, a Michigan native, is one of the best marketers around. Since she arrived at Pine River Capital Management in 2007, Samfilippo has raised $4 billion for the Minnetonka, Minnesota–based relative value firm. When she joined Pine River, which had just $400 million in assets, her job as managing director of client service had no formal description, just a pile of papers that founder Brian Taylor, who had been doing the marketing himself, handed her on her first day.

Samfilippo, 35, has since grown her team to seven professionals globally and services 100 clients, up from 25. After graduating from Michigan State University with an MBA in finance and taxation in 1998, she joined the hedge fund advisory team of accounting firm Arthur Andersen in Chicago. Two years later she moved to Minneapolis as a stock analyst for Piper Jaffray & Co., before returning to Chicago in 2003 as part of the capital-­introduction team at Banc of America Securities, which took on Pine River as a client.

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