A recent report by Oliver Wyman pointed out the link between poor investment performance and the industry's collective failure to employ a gender diverse pool of decision makers - just 15% of portfolio managers in December 2015 were women.

Elsewhere, a leading investment consultant has recently spoken of "hard-wiring (gender diversity) into the process of allocating money".  Across Europe, regulators and governance bodies alike are increasing their calls for funds to increase trustee board female representation, whilst the UK's Legal & General has publicly targeted '50:50 by 2020' as its target for its senior decision makers...