[Excerpt] “…research by Morningstar this week showed there were more UK funds run by managers called David than by women.”
This article from FT explores the value of investment track-records, difficulties women face in building investment track-records, and the strategies various leaders and firms are taking to increase diversity in investment teams.
Breaks of any kind – including maternity leave – disrupt investment track-records. It can be difficult to bounce-back. But from our perspective, that difficulty only affects those who have already achieved rank to make investment decisions. Investment managers which seek to advance women in investment roles must address issues which funnel women away from the investment track AND make considerations which allow talented women investors to continue in their career while juggling multiple demands and taking needed breaks.