Women outperform men in investing as they 'do not take excessive risk'

Held more diverse portfolios

Laura Dew
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 Women were found to achieve better returns than men over three years
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Women were found to achieve better returns than men over three years

Women outperform men when it comes to investing over a three-year period as they hold more diverse portfolios and less risky investments, according to research from Hargreaves Lansdown.

The research looked at investments between August 2014 and August 2017 and found the firm's female clients saw their investment rise by 0.81% more, on average, than men's investments over the three-year period.   If this was replicated over 30 years, women would end up with a 25% larger portfolio than men.  Roughly a third of both men and women saw returns of 30% or more over the period.  Treasury Committee launches 'Women in Finance' inquiry  The firm said reasons for this outperformance by women included the fact they had more diverse portfolios, held less risky investments, w...

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