Of the 221 appointments Industry Moves reported on in the first quarter of 2018, just 56 (25%) were awarded to women. When broken down into executive and board appointments, there's a whole different story, with 48% of board appointments going to women, compared to just 22% of executive roles. So, while we are seeing a distinct improvement in gender diversity on boards, there seems to be a decline in the number of women who are landing the industry's leading roles.
In a recent Q&A with Industry Moves, former long-standing country head of Franklin Templeton Australia, Maria Wilton said on the issue of gender diversity in the industry: "There are no good reasons why a man would be better than a woman at the roles I have tackled, so I am mystified and disappointed at the statistics".
Below we give a snapshot of statistics for the quarter, and also highlight the move, Q&A, insight piece and product launch that most grabbed your attention.
And, just a heads up that our research data, dating back to July 2012, will soon be available in an improved searchable format. So watch this space!
Snapshot January - March 2018
107………..Organisations with appointments
22%............Awarded to females
48%............Awarded to females
Most viewed pages for the first quarter of 2018
Most viewed Move
Investment Manager appointed at CareSuper
Frank Russo's appointment, to the newly-created role of investment manager with CareSuper, was the most read move of the quarter with well over 1,000 views. Frank joined the $14 billion fund, together with two other new hires for the investment team, in February 2018. Read more.
Most viewed Q&A
Emerging Leaders: Q&A with Goldman Sachs Asset Management's Sophie Dodson
We were delighted to see the interest from our readers in Sophie Dodson's Q&A, as part of our emerging leading series. The many hundreds that clicked through found out a little more about what makes Sophie tick, and also gained insight into her handy tips for working the room at industry events. Read more
Most viewed Insight piece
Celebrating with the industry's influential women for International Women's Day
To mark the 104th International Women's Day, we spoke to some of the industry's most influential women - including ANZ's Alexis George, OneVue's Connie McKeage and Madison FG's Annick Donat - and asked them to pay tribute to the women in their lives who have made a difference.
Most viewed Product Launch
L1 Capital Long Short - IPO
The L1 Capital Long Short IPO, which aimed to raise $500 million for a new listed investment company, proved to be the most popular of the 16 new products and services that were highlighted by Industry Moves for the first quarter of the year. Ahead of the successful listing on the ASX, co-founder Mark Landau gave us some insight into why the listing was necessary for the growth of the fund and accessibility for investors.
Did You Know....
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