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Women's Day 2023 Edition

  • ,  Senior Investment Writer |
  • 08 Mar 2023

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A collection of insights on the role of women in finance

To celebrate this week's International Women's Day, we have put together a selection of some of the most thought-provoking research on the role of women in the financial services sector, including asset management. The content below touches on hedge funds, mutual funds, board diversity and other related topics.

50 Leading Women in Hedge Funds 2022 (The Hedge Fund Journal)

The report features women in a wide range of senior investment and non-investment job functions.

Study Shows Growing Female Board Membership (BNP Paribas AM)

This study finds that netween 2021 and 2022, female board membership has increased overall. However, national disparities remain.

Gender Diversity and U.S. Active Equity Fund Performance (Vanguard)

For compliance reasons, this paper is only accessible in the United States

To test whether gender diversity could be an indicator of fund performance, it is necessary to look beyond the typical diversity statistics reported by asset managers.

Do Investors Pay Less Attention to Women (Fund Managers)? YES (Alpha Architect)

Among other things, this study finds that investors react less to the performance of female fund managers.

Measuring Board Gender Diversity Across S&P ESG Indices (S&P Dow Jones Indices)

Data shows that firms operating in Energy, Consumer Staples, Information Technology and Health Care have a greater-than-average number of women on their boards.

Girl Power In Pensions? Not Yet, As Women Slip Through Auto-enrolment Net (LGIM)

For compliance reasons, this paper is NOT accessible in the United States and Canada

Across all ages and incomes, women are more likely than men to agree that a pension is the best place to save for retirement.

The Voting Behavior of Women-Led Mutual Funds

This paper highlights that the lack of gender diversity in the board room is an increasingly important issue in corporate governance.

Advancing More Women Leaders in Financial Services: A global report (Deloitte)

Here investors can find answers to questions such as: How has women's representation in key roles changed? And what progress has been made in the sphere of gender diversity?