What's in a name? Lack of industry diversity is still an issue

More Davids than women managing funds

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Shannon Lancaster of Ravenscroft

Shannon Lancaster of Ravenscroft

Earlier this year, Morningstar ran a piece about the lack of female fund managers in the UK with a headline that has stuck with me: “(Still) more funds run by ‘Daves’ than women.”

The article told us two things: that David was clearly a popular name in the 1970s and that lack of diversity across the industry remains an issue. On a global scale, the numbers are just as startling,...

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