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An industry call to action on the gender paygap
An industry call to action on the gender paygap
13 May 2019 | Report
City Hive CEO Bev Shah states, “Now we are into the second year of gender paygap reporting, we should look beyond the headline data at the context, and what companies say they are doing about the issues. I strongly believe they should be defending their own data.”
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Moving in the right direction?
Moving in the right direction?
14 March 2019 | Report
The need to change culture to progress took centre stage at the annual review of the Women in Finance Charter, with Dame Jayne-Anne Gadhia concluding that it matters for productivity as much as equality. Fans of City Hive know this is not news to us and what we’re advocating for our industry.
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Are we looking at this the wrong way up?
Are we looking at this the wrong way up?
13 January 2019 | Report
A report by Boston Consulting Group makes the point that diversity efforts by companies are not driving results. Why aren’t we seeing more progress - is it because companies aren’t talking enough to the people they profess to support?
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Gender is not a differentiator of PM performance
Gender is not a differentiator of PM performance
02 November 2018 | Report
A number of studies have now looked at whether men or women can outperform in their portfolio management, including this 2018 Morningstar review of the US market. It’s a welcome finding that experience and skill are what matter, and that under-performance is not the reason for a lack of women in fund management.
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Business must walk the talk on women leaders
Business must walk the talk on women leaders
01 November 2018 | Report
Despite professing a desire for more women in leadership positions, business is not following through with practical measures to make it happen, according to a report by the the Canada-U.S. Council for Advancement of Women. It calls for advancement for women to be treated with the same rigour and discipline as any other business priority.
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Global Gender Lens Investing ramps up to US$2.4bn
Global Gender Lens Investing ramps up to US$2.4bn
01 November 2018 | Report
The fifth annual survey of gender lens investing (GLI) by Veris Wealth Partners shows that investment that aims to support gender balance and equity has increased from US$100 million to US$2.4bn globally in just four years. Mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are helping to increase access to finance, and product availability is mushrooming – particular as the institutional market gets on board.
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Diverse teams improve financial performance
Diverse teams improve financial performance
28 October 2018 | Report
Harvard Business Review focused on financial performance in the venture capital industry as a way to zero in on direct benefits from team diversity – and found that ‘along all dimensions measured, the more similar the investment partners, the lower their investments’ performance’.
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Industry must collaborate to tackle diversity
Industry must collaborate to tackle diversity
27 October 2018 | Report
The Diversity Project and New Financial have identified the the key barriers to greater diversity in portfolio management, topped off by the 'meritocracy myth'. The report highlights emerging good practice as diversity moves up the agenda, but calls for industry collaboration to set standards.
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Where are all the women CEOs?
Where are all the women CEOs?
27 October 2018 | Report
A 2018 IMF paper makes a critical call to action to integrate inclusion into macro policy and not just social policy approaches, setting out the positive contributions that gender inclusion has across financial markets. But is also shows a shocking absence of women in senior leadership and financial supervision.
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Finding your way
Finding your way
10 October 2018 | Report
Diversity is more than a buzzword, it’s embedded in workplace lexicon. Major studies have repeatedly shown that companies embracing the opportunities from diversity outperform. But the financial services industry has work to do.
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Will competitive boys increase the gender pay gap?
Will competitive boys increase the gender pay gap?
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Research by LSE has concluded that the gender pay gap could widen over time due to social factors that are ‘sorting’ women into lower paid ‘female’ professions and failing to advocate for higher male participation in those areas. In fact, the research found that boys were increasingly aspiring towards jobs with ‘significantly higher levels of competitiveness and larger incomes’.
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