Fund-manager study shows women “punch above weight”

Nearly two out of every ten top-performing UK fund managers in the retail industry are female, research suggests.

An online fund platform, rplan, studied 50 of the best performing retail funds and found 18% – or nine in total – of them were lead managed by women.

Rplan said female fund managers – who are estimated to make up 9% of the UK total of fund managers – were “over-represented” in the industry’s best performance tables by around two times.

Stuart Dyer, rplan’s chief investment officer, said: “There are plenty of studies that show female fund managers constitute a small minority of retail fund managers in the UK. But our analysis shows that they punch above their weight in the performance stakes.

“We can only speculate as to why this might be the case. It may be that women have to be better to succeed and/or it may be that they naturally have a more prudent approach to managing money. Analysis of our own clients’ behaviour has shown that female investors opt for less risky investments.”

©2016 funds europe

HAVE YOU READ?

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

Innovative US companies are providing some of the solutions to the climate crisis and transition to a more sustainable economy. We see potential opportunities in areas including renewable energy and…
FIND OUT MORE
This white paper outlines key challenges impeding the growth of private markets and explores how technological innovation can provide solutions to unlock access to private market funds for a growing…
DOWNLOAD NOW

IRELAND SPOTLIGHT

Visit our dedicated Ireland channel for all the latest news and analysis on the country's investment industry.
READ MORE

PRIVATE MARKETS FUND ADMIN REPORT

Private_Markets_Fund_Admin_Report

LATEST PODCAST