Wall Street 50 - 2012

Hughes Kathleen

Kathleen Hughes/Goldman, Sachs & Co.

Kathleen Hughes is the managing director and head of the Global Liquidity Sales team in Goldman Sachs Asset Management. She joined the firm as a managing director in September 2010, having previously worked with J.P. Morgan Asset Management, where she was head of global liquidity sales for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Kathleen, who serves on the board of directors of the Institutional Money Market Funds Association (IMMFA), was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in Finance by Treasury and Risk magazine in 2011. She earned a B.A. in economics from the University of Richmond in 1989.

A second-generation Irish American, Kathleen obtained her Irish citizenship in 2005. Her ancestors hail from Belfast on her father Edward’s side, and from Castletownbere, Co. Cork on her mother Patricia’s side. For Kathleen, her Irish heritage means family. “I visited my family in Ireland as a young girl. Now I have the opportunity to do business in Ireland, and it still feels like family, wherever I am in Ireland.” Kathleen is married to Bruce Bettencourt and has two step sons, Julien and Alexandre.