(Still) More Funds Run by Daves than Women

There are still more funds run by men called Dave in the UK than there are female managers in total. But what about the rest of Europe? 

Holly Black 8 March, 2021 | 10:03AM

Men and women

There are still more funds run by men called Dave than there are female managers in total, Morningstar analysis shows. Some 68 funds are run by men called Dave or David, but there is only a total of 45 female managers in the UK.

Ruli Viljoen, head of manager selection at Morningstar, says: “If 2020 is remembered as the year of a global pandemic, it might also be remembered as the year in which the rights of minority groups were brought to the fore. Gender equality is by no means a new topic and over the years we have seen many initiatives to level the playing field. But as a group, woman remain woefully underrepresented in the field of fund management.”

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Holly Black  is Senior Editor, Morningstar.co.uk

 

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