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Author Carr, Ellen (Portfolio manager), author.

Title Undiversified : the big gender short in investment management / Ellen Carr and Katrina Dudley
Published New York : Columbia University Press, [2021]
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents Introduction : a reading roadmap based on your background -- An overview of the active investment management industry -- What is a portfolio manager and why would anyone want to become one? -- Representation of women in investment management -- Why don't women choose investing careers? The undergraduate pipeline -- Why don't women choose investing careers? The MBA pipeline : Columbia Business School as a case study -- Looking inside investment management to identify barriers to women's advancement -- Your portfolio is balanced : your life can be, too! Debunking the work-life balance myth in IM -- The constellation : discussions with successful women in investment management -- Why did we succeed in investment management? our different paths to successful IM careers -- Solutions : widening the IM on-ramp -- Solutions : retaining and promoting women in IM -- Solutions : the role of allocators -- Conclusion: Our money management manifesto
Summary "Diversification is a core principle of investing. Yet money managers have not applied it to their own ranks. Only around 10 percent of portfolio managers-the people most directly responsible for investing your money-are female, and the numbers are even worse at the ownership level. What are the causes of this underrepresentation, and what are its consequences-including for firms' and clients' bottom lines? In Undiversified, experienced practitioners Ellen Carr and Katrina Dudley examine the lack of women in investment management and propose solutions to improve the imbalance. They explore the barriers that subtly but effectively discourage women from entering and staying in the industry at each point in the pipeline. At the entry level, the lack of visible role models discourages students from considering the field, and those who do embark on an investment management career face many obstacles to retention and promotion. Carr and Dudley highlight the importance of informal knowledge about how to navigate career tracks, without which women are left at a disadvantage in an industry that lionizes confidence. They showcase a diverse constellation of successful female portfolio managers to demystify the profession. Drawing on wide-ranging research, interviews with prospective, current, and former industry practitioners, and the authors' own experiences, Undiversified makes a compelling case that increasing the number of women could help transform active investment management at a time when it is under threat from passive strategies and technological innovation"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on September 09, 2021)
Subject Financial services industry -- Vocational guidance
Investment advisors.
Portfolio management -- Social aspects
Portfolio managers.
Sex discrimination in employment.
Women in finance.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Women in Business
Financial services industry -- Vocational guidance.
Investment advisors.
Portfolio managers.
Sex discrimination in employment.
Women in finance.
Form Electronic book
Author Dudley, Katrina, author.
LC no. 2020052040
ISBN 0231551533