Revealed: women make up 22% of fund leadership teams

24/03/2018
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Men occupy 78 per cent of management positions at Europe’s largest asset managers, revealing the scale of the problem facing firms under pressure to make their senior leadership teams more diverse.
Ignites Europe research shows that women represent just 22 per cent of senior management teams across 50 of Europe’s largest asset managers.
 
With 540 senior managers included in Ignites Europe’s analysis, the 50 firms would need to promote 43
women to senior positions – replacing men in these roles – in order to meet the 30 per cent threshold.
Each firm would have to appoint two women to senior roles if they are to push past 40 per cent.
Fiona Hathorn, managing director of Women on Boards UK, says fund houses are being hypocritical.

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