Lifestyle Article - Lack of opportunities for women in asset management

New analysis, on behalf of the investment supermarket Willis Owen reveals that only one is run by a woman - the Schroder ISF Greater China, which is led by Louisa Lo. 21 of the top performing funds were led by male managers alone.

 Of the top 50 funds over three years, none are led by women, and again 21 are run by men only. 

 When it comes to the average growth of the top 50 funds over five years and their charges, men-only run funds delivered an average performance of 123.52%, with an average annual charge of 0.85%. 19 of the funds are run by male teams, and their corresponding figures are 118% and 0.85%. Of the top 50 funds run by mixed teams, they delivered average growth of 115%, and they had an annual charge of 0.92%.


 Adrian Lowcock, Head of Personal Investments at Willis Owen, commented: “Our research findings provide another example of the lack of gender diversity in asset management. The industry is committed to improving this, but our research shows that there is still a long way to go in terms of ensuring that women have equal opportunities in the sector.”

 Around two thirds of Willis Owen’s team are women, with many holding senior roles within the team including Emma Hargreaves, Head of Finance, and Liz Rees who is Head of Research.

Back to Index

Similar News to this Story

LexisNexis Risk Solutions appoint Steve Kerrigan
LexisNexis® Risk Solutions has appointed Steve Kerrigan as senior vertical market manager within the UK Connected Car group.
Hymans Robertson appoints new equity partners and partners
Hymans Robertson has made two new high level promotions, appointing Stephen Birch and James Mullins as equity partners of the firm. At the same time i
LifeSight appoint Richard Everitt as Head of Implementations
LifeSight, Willis Towers Watson’s DC master trust, has appointed Richard Everitt as Head of Implementations.

Site Search

Exact   Any  

Latest Actuarial Jobs

Actuarial Login

 Jobseeker    Client
Reminder Logon

APA Sponsors

Actuarial Jobs & News Feeds

Jobs RSS News RSS


Be the first to contribute to our definitive actuarial reference forum. Built by actuaries for actuaries.