“Seeing women represented at these levels, especially for the coveted senior investment roles, is unique in hedge funds and in finance more broadly,” said Claude Schwab, the founder of HFObserver. By contrast, women occupy only 11.5% of senior leadership positions at hedge funds and 10% of staff, according to Preqin’s Women in Alternative Assets report.
Do you need to know about Enviromental Social and Governance (ESG) issues to get a job in the ever-expanding area of ESG in financial services? No, you do not.
Women accounted for almost half of ESG-related hedge fund jobs in the last two years, far exceeding the industry’s overall female hiring rate.
Nearly half of ESG specialists hired by hedge funds globally — 49.6% — were women over the two years ended Dec. 31, a study from consulting and recruitment firm Kronor Group showed.
Hedge funds are upping their diversity games. As we reported in September, various big funds have been hiring people especially to diversify their workforces. They need to: hedge funds are pretty homogenous right now.
The global hedge fund industry remains a bastion of white male employees, said a new report about diversity, equity and inclusion.
A year-long study of hedge fund personnel moves in the U.S., Europe/U.K. and Asia by HFObserver and Solomon Page shows evidence that hedge funds are failing to measure up when it comes to diversity hiring.