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Carlyle loses CFO to NASDAQ

Former NASDAQ OMX CFO Adena Friedman has rejoined the company after three years at Carlyle. 

Adena Friedman, chief financial officer and managing director at The Carlyle Group, has rejoined NASDAQ OMX to become president of the company’s Global Corporate Information & Technology Solutions, according to a statement.

At NASDAQ OMX, Friedman will report to chief executive officer Bob Greifeld. She will join the company’s New York office on 12 June.

Friedman joined Carlyle’s Washington DC office in 2011 from NASDAQ OMX when Carlyle was preparing its initial public offering. At NASDAQ, she held a number of roles since 1993, including CFO, executive vice president for corporate strategy and director of product management for several trading-related products.

“[Friedman] started her career at NASDAQ and played a major role in shaping the strategy that guides many of our actions today,” Greifeld said in a statement. 

Carlyle recently claimed the top spot in this year’s PEI 300, after collecting $30.6 billion in the last five years. The annual ranking lists the world’s leading private equity managers by size according to capital raised for direct private equity investment in the preceding five years.

Although Carlyle raised less than its equivalent figure of $32.8 billion last year, it still collected enough to unseat TPG, which dropped to number five after three years at the top spot.