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E. Lee Hennessee, Early Woman in Hedge Fund Role, Dies at 64

  • She founded investment advisory firm and peformance index
  • Named among New York’s 50 most-powerful women, by newspaper
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E. Lee Hennessee, who started one of the first hedge-fund advisory firms and created an industry performance index before getting ranked among New York’s 50 most-powerful women, has died. She was 64.

She was found dead Oct. 29 at her home in West Palm Beach, Florida, by her husband and business partner, Charles Gradante, according to an e-mailed statement from Chase Scott, a family spokesman. Authorities are awaiting lab results to determine the cause of death, Lori Colombino, public information officer for the West Palm Beach Police Department, said Monday by telephone.