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GLG’s Velimukhametova to be honoured at 100 Women gala

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Galia Velimukhametova, portfolio manager of the GLG European Distressed Fund, is to be awarded the 2011 European Industry Leadership Award by non-profit organisation 100 Women in Hedge Funds, at its London gala on 13 October.

Every year, 100WHF identifies a woman whose professional talent, business ethic and passion for investing help define and advance the hedge fund industry’s standards of excellence.

Previous recipients have included BlueCrest’s Leda Braga, Paulson Europe’s Mina Gerowin, Brevan Howard’s Geraldine Sundstrom and Gay Huey Evans, former president of Tribeca Global Management and now vice chairman of ISDA.

Velimukhametova joined GLG Partners in 2008,