Only 14.5% of hedge fund leadership female

UK and Switzerland both leading

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The survey looked at the UAE, the UK, Singapore, Switzerland and Australia

The survey looked at the UAE, the UK, Singapore, Switzerland and Australia

Only 14.5% of hedge fund senior management members are female across the globe, according to a survey by IG Group.

Of the five countries surveyed (the United Arab Emirates, UK, Singapore, Switzerland and Australia), the UK and Switzerland were leading the way, both with 16.2% of hedge fund leadership in those countries being female. Australia followed with 14.8% female hedge fund leadership, while Singapore and UAE were both below the global average with the proportion of female leadership in hedge funds at 7.7%. The survey by IG Prime set to analyse whether gender had any effect on fund performance and found that after five years of female management, UK funds saw a performance increase of 0.39%....

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