Three-point plan to attract more women into fund management

Mix of genders perform better

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Baroness Helena Morrissey

Baroness Helena Morrissey

As we celebrate International Women’s Day 2022, there is much cause for celebration in the UK; women are now well-represented in boardrooms, in Parliament and are gradually being appointed to more senior executive roles as well. 

However, progress is still slow when it comes to female CEOs; even when Jennie Daly takes up her appointment at housebuilder Taylor Wimpey in April there will only be a record-high nine female FTSE 100 CEOs.  By contrast, it is a very mixed picture in the investment industry. Certainly, workplace culture has changed considerably for the better over the three decades since I entered the sector as a graduate trainee. But the proportion of women in key fund management roles has barely risen. In fact, over the past 20 years it has fallen from 14% at the end September 2000 to 11.2% in Septemb...

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