As a society, we're making great progress when it comes to addressing issues around gender balance. However, financial inequality continues to be an issue for too many women. Despite recent progress, women are still earning less and there are fewer of them in senior positions. Now is the time to begin a conversation about how to get women invested in their financial futures.
The Fidelity Future Leaders Fund has won the Morningstar 2019 Australian Fund Manager of the Year Award- Domestic Equities Small Cap Category* for the second year in a row at the annual 2019 Morningstar Awards held in Sydney on 1 March 2019.
Amid the negative headlines dominating newspapers around the world, the obvious first question to ask is whether the data shows an imminent recession. This year, our survey says no. But more analysts are reporting slowdowns in their industries, while political volatility, increasing input costs, and rising funding prices are denting managerial confidence.
Diversification is a notion that the funds management industry knows all too well … except, sometimes, when it comes to its own workforce. in the wake of the royal commission now is the time talk about improving the gender balance in the industry.
Gender diversity advocates may have been looking for the glass ceiling in the wrong place. An analysis of female progression within Australian companies from the junior to senior ranks shows significant variance between sectors – just not in the way one might think.
China has sought to shore up its slowing domestic economy through aggressive tax cuts and increased spending. At the opening of the annual meeting of China’s parliament on Tuesday, Premier Li Keqiang announced a slightly lower GDP target range, adding that that monetary policy would remain “prudent” but fiscal policy would be “stronger”. We examine what these measures mean for Asia equities and fixed income investors.