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  1. Career building 101: Do what you love

    trueClint Carlson moved around in money management before founding his own hedge fund firm, Carlson Capital, using arbitrage stragegies he already knew well.

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  1. Learning lessons from her family

    trueMaliz Beams got an early education on the importance of saving and she is applying that experience in her role as CEO of ING U.S. Retirement Solutions

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  2. Taking her mother's good advice

    trueVicki Fuller was steered toward the financial industry by her bookkeeper mom, eventually landing as the CIO of New York's Common Retirement Fund.

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  3. John M. Bader benefitted from being in the right place at the right time

    trueHalcyon's John M. Bader was a lucky young man who found himself in the mergers business at a time when there was real money to be made and mistakes were not deadly.

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  4. Olaf Rogge always keeps an open mind

    trueOlaf Rogge learned some valuable lessons on client diversity for Rogge Global Partners with the ups and downs of a new currency called the euro.

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  5. SEC's Champ is very comfortable with change

    trueNorm Champ moved around a lot before landing at his current job as the SEC's director of the investment management division, and that's good thing.

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  6. MassMutual's Sarsynski started young, worked her way up

    trueElaine Sarsynski's career path from the family farm to Wall Street helped her learn what she needed to take the reins at MassMutual's retirement services unit.

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  7. Straight shooter Avi Shemesh tells it like it is

    trueAvi Shemesh's CIM Group doesn't waver from its mission; the principal and co-founder is making sure his firm always does exactly what it promises

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  8. Jana's Rosenstein is a serious activist

    trueBarry Rosenstein starts his day with yoga but can be relentless as the leader of a hedge fund advocating for corporate change.

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  9. CalPERS' Simpson keeps a close eye on investments

    trueAnne Simpson is embarking on a mission to make sure all managers and investments connected to CalPERS toe the line on ESG.

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  10. Legg Mason's Sullivan is well suited for change

    trueJoseph Sullivan became CEO of Legg Mason after a 'test drive' as the interim leader and hopes to move the firm in a new direction.

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  11. All about the team at Ares

    trueTony Ressler and Greg Margolies are not household names and they like it that way, as long as Ares Management keeps growing.

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  12. Smaller is better

    trueJeffrey Tarrant and Theodore Seides started out in different worlds but came together to focus on smaller hedge fund managers

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  13. DDJ's Breazzano started in finance as a dabbler

    trueWanting to sample a variety of careers, DDJ Capital's David Breazzano didn't expect to love the first one he tried.

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