Why are there so few women in asset management, specifically, and finance, generally? Put that question to Suni Harford, head of investments and group managing director at UBS Asset Management, and she would say: "Lack of opportunity."
Heather Brilliant, CFA, and Brad M. Barber discuss recent research on gender diversity at the CFA Institute Alpha and Gender Diversity Conference. Lauren Foster provides a synopsis.
A defense of modern portfolio theory (MPT) by Nathan Erickson, CFA, CAIA, and Richard Stott; Nicolas Rabener's analysis of the value of factor investing; and an examination of the non-retirement phenomenon by Barbara Stewart, CFA, were among the leading posts from last month.
“The big fear society has is your standard of living is going to drop dramatically [in retirement]. And that’s what clients come to you and ask for help on,” says Diane Garnick, chief income strategist and managing director for TIAA (Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association). So what does the retirement data say? One of the most worrisome trends is the gender retirement gap.
The global narrative about women and money is changing significantly and for the better. Two major factors have helped to shape this, according to Barbara Stewart, CFA.
Regardless of their age, profession, geographic area, or cultural background, smart women deal with money one way or another everyday, reports Barbara Stewart, CFA. Learn more about her latest research, “How Smart Women Are Managing Their Money in 2017.”
More work needs to be done to close the gender gap across many industries. Raising awareness is one step along this path. On the eve of International Women's Day, Lauren Foster curates career resources to help you progress from "post fear" to the podium.
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