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.

Fund managers balance the gender portfolio

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.

 

08 March 2019 | Fidelity International
Gender diversity champions are not who you think they are

Gender diversity champions are not who you think they are

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.

08 March 2019 | Fidelity International
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.

05 March 2019 | Fidelity International
'My timing could not have been better'

'My timing could not have been better'

Alva has been Managing Director for Australia for 12 months.  In this candid interview, she discusses why she’s enjoying having her hands at the wheel, what’s she’s learnt in past careers and her ambitions ahead for the business.

05 November 2017 | Alva Devoy
Five minutes with Kate Howitt

Five minutes with Kate Howitt

What makes Kate Howitt tick? Meet our rising star and what made her want to be a portfolio manager. 

15 November 2016 | Kate Howitt
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