Leda Braga: President of BlueCrest Capital Management

Leda Braga, President of BlueCrest Capital Management, is frequently listed as one of the highest-earning and most influential hedge fund managers.

Braga's BlueTrend Limited Fund makes up about half of the $18 billion in funds managed by BlueCrest.

Prior to joining BlueCrest in 2001, Braga earned a Ph.D in engineering from Imperial College London and worked at JPMorgan.