On 7th June, as part of FundForum International, AQMetrics launched the #WomenInFunds network. This year over 1,400 investment managers, intermediary investors and innovators attended Fund Forum International of which just 15% (approx 200) were women.
A recent Wall Street Journal article stated that only 9% of fund managers are women. And so, to help support and boost that figure, #WomenInFunds was born. The first event was held in the Waldorf Astoria hotel in Berlin on Tuesday 7th June 2016.
The cocktail reception was a huge success with 60 women from across the funds industry represented. They included global business heads, company founders, chief risk officers, portfolio managers, legal and compliance experts as well as industry consultants.
Geraldine Gibson, our CEO, introduced the event and Jenny Adam, Editor-in-chief of FundForum also said a few words. Claire Savage, our COO also attended.
New #WomenInFunds initiatives
FundForum and the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association (CAIA) each announced an initiative to support and help women succeed in fund management.
- FundForum #WomenInFunds Rising Star Fellowship
FundForum is kindly offering ten free places to FundForum 2017 to women under 30 showing original thinking about the future of fund management in any aspect of the business.
- CAIA #WomenInFunds scholarship
CAIA’s scholarship includes a waiver of the enrollment and registration fees for its Level I exams (worth USD $1,650) and will be offered to a woman professional in the asset management space. To apply contact Laura Merlini via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you want to help with the next #WomenInFunds event?
We want to ensure that #WomenInFunds meetings are held at future related events.
If you would like to be involved in the next network event which we aim to have at the US Funds Forum – Strategies for Asset Managers to respond successfully to disruption – from 25-27 October in Boston, please email email@example.com
We welcome all input from our #WomenInFunds colleagues. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Visit the Fund Forum International Flickr page for more photos
- Follow WomenInFunds on Twitter: https://twitter.com/WomenInFunds
- Hashtag #WomenInFunds
#WomenInFunds Berlin Photos