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Alpha Females

In the male-dominated world of hedge funds, some savvy women are so good at running their funds that they are outperforming their male counterparts. One is Andrea Feingold (left), whose Feingold O'Keeffe Capital has grown in seven years from $10 million to $1.3 billion. "When we started in 2001, there weren’t many women managers," Feingold says. "That’s really changed. There are more women actually doing the investing and managing."

When she was a 19-year-old economics major at Columbia University, Andrea Feingold, now 44, won an internship in the bond market research department at Salomon Brothers during the firm’s testosterone-fueled heyday of the 1980s. In 2001, after a stint as co-head of the high-yield group at bond giant Pacific Investment

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