Dutchess Capital

Executive Board

Our story

Anne Bakx (23, MSc Quantitative Finance – Erasmus University) and Noa Leijdesdorff (24, MSc Biomedical Engineering – TU Delft) met in London while interviewing at the same investment bank. They saw that there is a clear need for the development of female talent. Both from female participants, who look for a place where ambitious young women can truly participate and grow, and from corporates, who are increasingly on the hunt for female talent.

With Dutchess Capital, we aim to create an immersive investment program for the development of female talent. The participants develop top quality finance and investment decision making skills and learn how to express their view on the financial markets.

Our portfolio

We consistently outperform the benchmark by carefully selecting investments across various industries (i.e. Information Technology, MedTech & Pharmateuticals, Energy Renewables amd Chemicals)  and product groups (i.e. stocks, ETFs). Moreover, we assess our investments on the ESG criteria and look at the ways we can use investing to make an impact.

*ETFs are region specific rather than sector specific. We have included these here to present a complete overview of our portfolio

Class of 2020/2021

Every year, we carefully select 25 highly skilled and ambitious participants, who are both investing in the fund as well as pitching trade ideas.  

The participants have a wide range of study backgrounds including finance, econometrics, law and various STEM disciplines including engineering, mathematics, medicine and artificial intelligence.

79% of our members are master students
15% are in their bachelors
6% are young professionals or pursuing a PhD


Affiliate Organizations

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Apply NOW for the class of 2021-2022

The Class of 2021-2022 is selected on a rolling basis. This means that there is no application deadline – we close the applications once the Class is full.

Do you have a questions about the Dutchess Capital investment program or the application process? Find a dedicated Q&A on our Instagram (@dutchesscapital) or send us a message!

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