What is a gender lens investing?
A body of research has demonstrated that companies with relatively stronger women-in-leadership (WIL) metrics have superior measurable performance in several areas, including higher returns on capital, better productivity, and higher stock price performance. This evidence has led to the development of public and private investment vehicles known as gender lens investing.
The performance table highlights the primary publicly-traded gender lens equity funds available to individual investors. These portfolios include mutual funds, ETFs, SICAVs, one ETN, and one unit trust. Some provide several share classes and multiple exchange listings. All are multi-cap or larger-cap in style. The funds are first listed by geographical asset class, global equity and regional/country equity. Each segment is then listed by assets under management.