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O’Connor Hedge Fund Scores Gains Where Prop Desks Exited


Dawn Fitzpatrick wanted to be a trader.

As a student at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School back in 1992, that meant one thing: landing a job at Chicago-based O’Connor & Associates. “O’Connor was the only place I wanted to work -- and the only place I interviewed,” Fitzpatrick, 44, says. She was hired in her senior year.