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Women & Money

Our Women and Money section offers perspectives on investing and retirement for women.

Our research shows that a lack of time and confidence, and fears about the risks, are all obstacles that are stopping women from believing that investing is for them.  We found that women tend to focus more on goals rather than financial gain; having enough money to provide for their families, paying off their mortgage and having enough money for the lifestyle they want in retirement all rank as top priorities.

Our goal is to make investing more accessible for women, to help them achieve their long-term goals.

Pathway to women's financial independence

One in three women don’t have enough money saved to allow them to make significant life decisions like changing jobs or changing relationship status, according to new Fidelity research. The study, 'Pathway to women’s financial independence', found that many women feel trapped by their financial situation, and lack the confidence or knowledge to break out of their circumstances.

The good news is that women are highly motivated to achieve financial independence, and financial advice has an overall positive impact on their lives.

11 March 2022 | Fidelity International
The female economy: Reflections for International Women's Day

The female economy: Reflections for International Women's Day

As a market, women represent an opportunity larger than the economies of China and the US controlling roughly US$31.8 trillion in annual consumer spending. They lead some of the world's strongest brands, and yet there is still a way to go when it comes to equality. 

10 March 2022 | Aneta Wynimko
Congratulations Kate Howitt!

Congratulations Kate Howitt!

For the fourth consecutive year Kate Howitt has been named in Citywire’s list of the top 30 female fund managers in the world, ranking 29th out of 1,932 female active managers and scoring 240 points.

16 September 2021 | Kate Howitt
The financial power of women: Our state-of-the-nation report

The financial power of women: Our state-of-the-nation report

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.

01 February 2021 | Fidelity International
Podcast: Kate Howitt on 'finding diamonds'

Podcast: Kate Howitt on 'finding diamonds'

It's been another exceptional year for Australian equities with the ASX 200 delivering over 18% calendar year-to-date. Kate Howitt looks at why Australian shares continue to offer compelling value and where she's looking for growth in a slowing economy.

25 October 2019 | Kate Howitt
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