Helena Morrissey: Gender equality is not about fitting the mould

Embracing diversity

Eve Maddock-Jones
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At present there are about 200 female UK fund managers out of approximately 1,600, meaning the number of men in top asset management roles is seven times the number of women.

This kind of disparity is rife across various industries, but is particularly an issue in financial services. While movements and agendas have been put in place, more work clearly needs to be done across the board to achieve gender parity in terms of job roles, pay and opportunities. But the end goal should not be fitting women into the pre-existing, male-biased moulds that are already not conducive with having broader diversity, not just when it comes to gender, but ethnic and sexuality diversity as well. The Big Question: 12 female investors on the outlook for recession in 2023 a...

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