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Wellington’s Next CEO Sees Active Management Regaining Clout

  • Jean Hynes says private markets offer new growth opportunity
  • She’ll be firm’s first female CEO when she takes over in June
Jean Hynes
Jean HynesPhotographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

Jean Hynes knows the value of perseverance.

Hired after college by Wellington Management in Boston as an administrative assistant, she rose through the research and portfolio-manager ranks over three decades. In June, she takes over as chief executive officer when Brendan Swords leaves the closely held company, which traces its roots to 1928.