Women are investing more than ever before in male-dominated sectors such as the tech sector and finance, but there is one area where they are taking a step back and considering investing more in men.
Key points:Fidelity Investments has taken a stand against discrimination in the investment spaceWomen are spending $2.5 billion on investments for the first timeThe Australian Institute of Directors said the gender gap is the biggest in the world”I think we should invest in the best women,” said Lisa, an Australian based financial adviser.
“We are doing that now because it’s a great opportunity.
I don’t think we are missing out on anything.”
Lisa’s investment has seen her fund her first funds in three years, and she said she believes there are women out there who are looking to invest in male dominated sectors like finance.
“There are a lot of women out in the investing world who are investing in a lot more than they are investing into other men,” she said.
“I do believe there are more women than men in the financial world.”
Ms Hildebrand said she was inspired by a recent article in the New York Times about the gender pay gap in the tech industry.
“A lot of the research has been done by women, so it’s just a really interesting thing to see,” she told ABC News.
The gender gap in investment is estimated to be at least as large as the wage gap between men and women.”
It’s about who is investing, who is the best and most experienced.”
The gender gap in investment is estimated to be at least as large as the wage gap between men and women.
Fidelity’s move to address the gender wage gap comes at a time when investors have also begun to look at investing in women.
The Federal Government announced last year it was putting in place new rules to close the gender disparity in capital markets and other investment sectors.
“Women are the future of finance and investment, but for many in Australia it is still very difficult to find the right woman to invest,” Finance Minister Mathias Cormann said at the time.
“As the market is becoming more gender-balanced and more diversified, it is imperative that investors look beyond the gender of their manager, to understand the women who are currently investing in their portfolio and are ready to make the investment.”
Fidelity has recently been working with its partners to identify and support more women in the finance industry.
A spokeswoman said: “We are committed to investing in the women and underrepresented groups who are in the workforce.”
Fidelity does this by recruiting and training top-tier women in our investment management, technology, investment advisory and consulting communities.
“She said the investment firm would continue to invest as it has in the last three years.”
Since 2014 we have been working to hire more women to our global investment team and in our local investment teams,” she added.”
The women who have been hired by us over the past three years are highly experienced, driven, motivated, and we are confident they will continue to make our investment teams even stronger.
“Ms Farrar said the lack of diversity in investment was important because it helps women to understand what is possible.”
One of the most powerful things that women can do in investing is to look outside the box,” she explained.”
They can do it by looking at the women that are already in the industry and saying ‘What could be more diverse?’
“Ferraro Securities is committed to diversity and inclusion, and will continue working with partners to ensure all employees are represented in their workplace.