Women in Investment Management InitiativeBuilding the business case for diversity in our profession

This initiative aims to improve investor outcomes by encouraging diversity in the investment management profession.

Why Gender vs. Other Types of Diversity?

  • Women are a minority in investment management across global markets, making them the “universal diversifier”
  • We believe an initial focus on gender diversity will yield lessons applicable to other dimensions of diversity

Goals of the Initiative

  • Increase the number of women who join the profession and earn the CFA® charter
  • Retain women in the profession and influence culture from within
  • Create demand for diversity as an industry imperative

How You Can Take Action


Key Research on Diversity

There is a clear link between greater board and managerial diversity and business performance.

Diverse Asset Management Project Firm Assessment

Harvard Business School and Bella Research Group, 2017

Women in the Workplace 2016

Lean In and McKinsey & Company, 2016

Women and the Workplace

Articles on implementing diversity in organizations.

Upcoming Events

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A Woman's View from the Frontline: Markets, Investments, and Career

PIMCO women panel covering the topic of "Women in Investment Management: Markets, Investments, and Career."

The Longevity Challenge: Preserving Health, Income, and Standard of Living Throughout Retirement

Diane Garnick will be sharing the latest research on longevity and retirement. Hear surprising research on the gender gap in retirement needs and planning.

An Afternoon with America’s Top Female Portfolio Managers

Per CNBC, only 10% of the 15,000 global portfolio managers tracked by Citywire are women. For this exciting event, we’re bringing together some of the top-ranked female portfolio managers in the US, who are managing an array of investment strategies and investment professionals.

Collective Intelligence: Three Factors for Building Smarter Teams

What leads to smart teams? What is it that makes one team “smarter” than another — not in the sense of the average of all the IQs, but rather in terms of effectiveness?

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