Despite the growing body of research that shows women-led funds have the potential to outperform benchmarks, asset managers are still overwhelmingly led by men.
Stakeholders are placing increasing importance on gender equality on corporate boards, but institutionalised problems continue to limit career advancement for women in Asia Pacific, experts say.
The country's economic rebound and proposals to support more growth bode well for investment returns, but supers are unhappy the budget did not offer more support for women.
Asset owners can influence gender parity efforts in listed companies by engaging with companies or investing in passive indices.
A new study by Aima and EY says that Asian hedge funds are more diverse than their European counterparts, but that they still need to do more.
A pilot project to give young women the chance to apply for internships in India is to be taken as the basis for a wider global roll-out, backed by of some of the world’s largest asset owners.