Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Executive search consultants, Odgers Berndtson, has researched the role of women in hedge funds, working with over 100
senior alternative investment management
women from 100 Women in Hedge Funds
(the 10,000-strong global association for
women in alternative investment) to study
their potential for corporate board.
research was conducted in two stages: firstly
a survey in which 104 women responded to
25 questions: secondly, interviews with one
fifth of respondents (interviewees) to explore
in-depth their experience, background and
working style. The respondents expressed
their views on the potential of women from
the world of alternatives for corporate
boards. The research was conducted over a three month period.
According to Odgers Berndtson research, some 48% of the world’s top 23 alternatives
managers have zero women at executive management level and only a fifth of top hedge
funds have 40% female representation in their executive committee. Some 9% have between 29 and 33% women in the uppermost echelon of management. The researchers says: "This is at odds with the performance of women in the industry. Research has proven
that alternatives funds managed by women outperformed by 72% those managed by men
over a 10 year period. Similar research proved that hedge funds managed b......................
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