23 min

177. Why are there more ‘Dave’ than women fund managers‪?‬ FundCalibre - Investing on the go

    • Investing

Just 14% of fund managers are women - a figure that has stayed the same since the year 2000. In fact, there are more fund managers named Dave than there are females. Why does this imbalance persist more than two decades later?  To mark both Careers Week here in the UK, and International Women’s Day on 8 March, we tackle this question and more in part one of our Women’s Day special. 

We’re joined today by Alexandra Jackson, manager of Rathbone UK Opportunities; Deirdre Cooper, co-manager of Ninety One Global Environment; Kirsty Gibson, co-manager of Baillie Gifford American; Sophia Li, co-manager of FSSA Japan Focus and Tessa Wong, product specialist on Allianz China A-Shares.

Just 14% of fund managers are women - a figure that has stayed the same since the year 2000. In fact, there are more fund managers named Dave than there are females. Why does this imbalance persist more than two decades later?  To mark both Careers Week here in the UK, and International Women’s Day on 8 March, we tackle this question and more in part one of our Women’s Day special. 

We’re joined today by Alexandra Jackson, manager of Rathbone UK Opportunities; Deirdre Cooper, co-manager of Ninety One Global Environment; Kirsty Gibson, co-manager of Baillie Gifford American; Sophia Li, co-manager of FSSA Japan Focus and Tessa Wong, product specialist on Allianz China A-Shares.

23 min