Former Associate Accuses $8.5B Wall Street Hedge Fund of ‘Rating Women,’ Frequent Slurs

A former investment associate has launched a sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuit alleging that a prominent Wall Street hedge fund allowed male superiors on an open-space trading floor to refer to women generally as “bitches” and “cunts,” and to “brazenly classify” women as ones to either “f___,” “marry,” or “kill.”

The federal lawsuit, which lays out allegations that repeatedly smack of the movie “The Wolf of Wall Street,” was lodged Monday against Advent Capital Management by former junior investment associate Courtney Robb...