Adena T. Friedman

Director, President & Chief Executive Officer at Nasdaq, Inc.

Adena T. Friedman

Adena T. Friedman

Director, President & Chief Executive Officer at Nasdaq, Inc.

Career Highlights

The Carlyle Group, Inc.
The Carlyle Group LP (Corporate Private Equity)
The Carlyle Group LP (Real Assets)

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Chairman at ITG, Inc.

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Co-Founder at The Carlyle Group, Inc.

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Managing Director at The Carlyle Group LP (Global Private Equity)

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Executive Council at TechNet

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Co-Founder & Co-Chairman at NextGen Acquisition Corp.

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Global Head of Distribution & Co-Head of the Solutions & Multi-Asset Group at Morgan Stanley Investment Management, Inc.

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Strategic Advisor at Anthemis Group SA

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Governor at The Dubai International Financial Centre

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President at Hunter Point Capital

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Co-Founder at The Carlyle Group, Inc.

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Adena T. Friedman
Director, President & Chief Executive Officer at Nasdaq, Inc.
Class of 1993

The Owen Graduate School of Management is the graduate business school of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. Founded in 1969, Owen awards eight degrees: a standard 2-year Master of Business Administration (MBA), an Executive MBA, an Americas Executive MBA, a Master of Finance, a Master of Accountancy, a Master of Accountancy-Valuation, a Health Care MBA, and a Master of Management in Health Care, as well as a large variety of joint professional and MBA degree programs. Owen is renowned for its Health Care MBA, a unique program that provides students an in-depth educational experience tailored to the health care industry. Owen also offers non-degree programs for undergraduates and executives.

B.A. in Political Science
Class of 1991

Williams College is a private liberal arts college located in Williamstown, Massachusetts, United States. It was established in 1793 with funds from the estate of Ephraim Williams. Originally a men's college, Williams became co-educational in 1970. It is located in Williamstown, MA, USA.


The Business Roundtable advocates public policies that ensure economic growth. It considers public policy issues which contains groups like the construction users anti-inflation roundtable, a group devoted to containing construction costs; and the labor law study committee, made up of labor relations executives of major companies. The Business Roundtable was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.


The participating CEOs lead companies that collectively employ more than five million people, generate more than $2 trillion in annual revenue, and represent 11 countries and a diverse group of industries.

Career History
Director, President & Chief Executive Officer
2003 - 2016

Nasdaq, Inc. is a holding company, which engages in trading, clearing, exchange technology, regulatory, securities listing, information and public & private company services. It operates through the following segments: Market Services, Corporate Services, Information Services and Market Technology. The Market Services segment includes its equity derivative trading and clearing, cash equity trading, FICC and trade management services businesses. The Corporate Services segment includes its corporate solutions and listing services businesses. The Information Services segment includes data products, index licensing and services businesses. The Market Technology segment is a global technology solutions provider and partner to exchanges, clearing organizations, central securities depositories, regulators, banks, brokers and corporate businesses. The company was founded by Gordon S. Macklin in 1971 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Chief Financial Officer
2011 - 2014

The Carlyle Group is a global alternative asset manager with more than $157 billion in assets under management across 101 funds and 64 fund of funds vehicles. Founded in 1987 in Washington, DC, Carlyle has grown into one of the world’s largest and most successful investment firms, with more than 1,300 professionals operating in 32 offices in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Japan, Asia and Australia.

Chief Financial Officer & Managing Director
2011 - 2014

The Carlyle Group LP (Corporate Private Equity) focuses either on a particular geography (Asia, Europe, Japan, Middle East and North Africa (MENA), South America, Sub-Saharan Africa or the United States) or a particular industry, such as financial services. The firm invests in aerospace, defense & government services, consumer & retail, energy, financial services, healthcare, industrial, real estate, technology & business services, telecommunications & media, and transportation. They provide capital for buyouts and growth capital requirements.

Boards & Committees
2015 - ?

Dorsey, Wright & Associates' (DWA) investment approach is based on relative strength security analysis. They seek to build portfolios of strong relative strength stocks that will allow investors to participate in long-term performance trends.The firm offers two types of separately-managed accounts, Systematic Relative Strength accounts and Systematic RS SRI accounts. DWA's Systematic Relative Strength strategy employs a quantitative application of relative strength. The portfolio offers for four different objectives: Aggressive, Core, Balanced and International. They are fully invested at all times and all risk is managed through individual stock management and sector rotation. The firm's Systematic RS SRI is a socially responsible investment account that is managed through the application of DWA's Systematic Relative Strength methodology to a list of large-cap stocks that are screened by KLD Research & Analytics for environmental, social and governance characteristics.DWA also offers investments in two funds: the Arrow DWA Balanced Fund and the Arrow DWA Tactical Fund. The Arrow DWA Balanced Fund seeks to achieve an appropriate balance between long-term capital appreciation and capital preservation by investing in foreign and domestic equities, alternative assets and fixed-income. Dorsey Wright Money Management is the sub-advisor of the Fund. The Arrow DWA Tactical Fund seeks to achieve capital appreciation by tactically allocating assets primarily among ETFs. The Arrow DWA Tactical Fund provides similar advantages as the Arrow DWA Balanced Fund, but with fewer constraints in terms of exposure to various asset classes. Dorsey Wright Money Management is the sub-advisor of the fund. DWA uses technical analysis to allocate among four market segments: US equities, international equities, fixed-income and alternative assets.DWA also offers access to a mutual fund wrap program. The Rydex Dynamic Advantage Program is an asset allocation program that offers individual investors access to institutional money managers through 16 asset allocation strategies utilizing the Rydex family of mutual and variable trust funds. Dorsey Wright is the sub-advisor for 3 models available through DAP.

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Awards & Honors
Barron's Magazine - 100 Most Influential Women in U.S. Finance
Rank #48
Crain's New York Business Magazine - 50 Most Powerful Women in New York
Rank #39
Forbes Magazine - 100 Most Powerful Women
2018 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting

New York City, NY
2012 Barclays Global Financial Services Conference

2011 US Department of the Treasury - Women in Finance Investment Symposium

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