Gender lens investing, which includes equity and fixed income portfolios, first developed from evidence of superior measurable performance by companies with higher women-in-leadership (WIL) metrics. Beginning with 2007 research by Catalyst1, studies have demonstrated that companies with stronger levels of WIL outperform on a range of financial and share price measures. (For a history of WIL research and an overview of gender lens equity funds, see here.)[Read more…] about Q2 2019 Overview – Where are gender lens equity funds investing?
The outperformance of companies with higher women-in-leadership (WIL) metrics has led to the development of so-called gender lens investing. Within this emerging sector, total publicly available equity and fixed income offerings have grown to over $2.4 billion in assets under management (AUM). This paper summarizes the characteristics and recent performance of the publicly-traded equity funds within the sector.[Read more…] about Q1 2019 Overview – How are gender lens funds performing?