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Ex-Olympic Windsurfer Sues London Fund for Sex Discrimination

  • Former Olympian also previously worked at Goldman Sachs
  • Genesis denies applying double-standards toward men and women
Sedef Koktenturk during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
Sedef Koktenturk during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.Photographer: Olivier Hoslet/EPA/Shutterstock

A former Olympic windsurfer is suing London-based Genesis Investment Management for sex discrimination after she was fired following informal complaints about her management style.

Sedef Koktenturk, who was an associate partner at the time of her dismissal in April 2020, says Genesis applied double-standards when it came to the behavior of men and women at the firm. Koktenturk was fired after 18 months for ill-defined reasons  “specifically because I was ‘aggressive’ and because I did not fit with Genesis’ ‘culture,’” she said.