Deputy Global Head of Equities
Portfolio Manager, European Equities
Portfolio Manager, UK Sustainable Equities
We are seeing a lot of positive steps in gender diversity, particularly with women on boards. The FTSE 100 and 250 have all seen increases in the number of women on boards and in leadership roles in the last five years. The FTSE 350 no longer has any all-male boards. However, there are only 17 female CEOs among the 350 in the FTSE index, and gender equality in corporate leadership is still far from a reality***. We know that it’s important to find the right leaders for the right role and we continue to support companies in their journeys of increased diversification.
Portfolio Manager, Fixed Income
While a lot has progressed towards more inclusion and diversity, and with International Women’s Day marking its 111th year, I believe more can be done. Gaps are still very notable in areas such as female labour participation and also in representation in politics. At the current pace (and before allowing for the material counter-productivity from the pandemic), the World Economic Forum forecast that global gender parity could take another 99 years.
Portfolio Manager, Asset Allocation