BNY Mellon IM calls for 'inclusive investment' as research reveals women could invest $3.2trn more

Over $1.9trn into responsible investment

Kathleen Gallagher
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Hanneke Smits

Hanneke Smits

An independent report, commissioned by BNY Mellon Investment Management, has found that if women were to invest at the same rate as men there would be an additional $3.2trn of capital to invest globally.

The report, Pathway to Inclusive Investment, is a result of surveying 8,000 respondents across 16 markets and 100 asset managers with combined assets under management of nearly $60trn. The research identified three key barriers to women investing: women believe they need more disposable income, that investing is inherently high-risk and a lack of engagement from the industry to tackle confidence in investing. Hanneke Smits, CEO of BNY Mellon Investment Management, said: "Inclusive investment means ensuring the investment industry is accessible to all," adding her firm would be using t...

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