Sharon Haugh, a 20-year veteran of Schroder Investment Management North America and former CEO of Pequot Capital Management, died Feb. 10 after a long battle with ovarian cancer, according to the website of the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, where Ms. Haugh served on the board.
Ms. Haugh was a well-known investment management marketer, beginning her career at New Court Securities (Rothschild Inc.) and Soros Fund Management. She joined Schroders in 1982 and moved steadily through the ranks to serve as the chairman of the London-based money managers North American operations from 1995 to 2002, according to an obituary on the OCRF website.
Ms. Haugh was a past president of the Association of Investment Management Sales Executives and was the first woman to receive the Richard A. Lothrop Award by the organization in recognition of her industry contributions and charitable and community service.
Ms. Haugh was dismissed from Schroders in 2002 and went on to become CEO of hedge fund manager Pequot; she retired from Pequot in 2004.
Ms. Haugh also served on the board of the American Ballet Theater.
She is survived by her daughter, Alexis Stein. A private memorial service has already been held. Memorials may be made to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.