This initiative aims to improve investor outcomes by encouraging gender diversity in the investment management profession.
In the last year, CFA Institute, along with
many professional organizations, began
to look more closely at the composition
of its membership. We found a surprising
number: Women represent less than one
in five CFA® charterholders.
To uncover some of the underlying causes of gender disparity in investment management, we developed a survey in consultation with finance scholars Renée Adams, Brad Barber, and Terrance Odean. This executive summary highlights some of the findings.