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In 1985, Kingston was taken over in a merger. The acquiring firm changed everyone's job description. They told me 1 couldn't do the trading anymore because it all had to be done out of New York. They wanted me to move into an administrative role, which would have been a step back for me.

Henry Skiff, the former manager of the Kingston branch office, went through an analogous experience. He was shifted to a structured job that he couldn't stand. He and another employee left Kingston after the merger to form their own institutional money management firm. Henry offered me a job as a trader and researcher. Although Henry was a difficult person to work for, I liked the other person, and I didn't want to go back to an administrative position.

I left with Henry and helped him start the office for his new firm. I did research and trading for him for two years. Although it was a good experience, I realized my future was limited, since Henry was not willing to give up much control over the portfolio. Around the time I decided that I had to leave, my husband got a good job offer in another city, and we decided to move. I found a job at Atacama Investment, which at the time was an institutional money management firm. I started out as a portfolio manager, comanaging their small cap fund [a fund that invests in companies with small capitalization], which had a couple of billion dollars in assets.

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