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Women in Alternative Assets

Gender balance in alternative assets continues to be uneven

The proportion of women working in the industry has increased to 20.9% from 20.3% a year earlier, although this drops substantially in senior positions, where just 12.9% of the jobs are held by women.

Nevertheless, there are many trailblazers in the industry who are using their skills, knowledge, and experience to support diversity in the industry and combat the leaky pipeline from entry-level position to board member.

Shifra Ansonoff

EVP, Global Head of Research & Data Operations

"The businesses who recognize the benefits of gender-balanced workforces are supporting their employees, empowering both men and women by offering parental leave."

Jaclyn Bouchard

Head of ESG

"With our ESG products we deliver data that empowers investors to integrate environmental and social - including diversity - considerations into their investment decisions."

Discover our Women in Alternative Assets report

Find out which regions and asset classes are making the most progress, and discover how different organizations are tackling the issue and improving their gender diversity.

Discover the webinar

Our panel of industry experts unpacked how the COVID-19 pandemic has shaped gender diversity in the private equity industry, the fundraising environment for women in venture capital, what fund managers could learn from institutional investors on gender diversity, and how diversity & inclusion policies are developing in the industry.

Inspirational women in business

As we celebrate International Women’s Day on 8 March, our female leaders share their stories and advice, and shed light on how they have navigated their different career paths. Read the piece to find out from Michelle Gaines what makes a brilliant CMO while Kalusha Yap shares her key tips on how to succeed in a sales role. Jaclyn Bouchard talks about the importance of diversity, and Geetanjali Bhalotia shares her proudest career moments.

To learn more about our company culture and open roles, explore our Careers page.

Hear more on Women in Alternatives with Australian Investment Council

Georgina Varley, Chair of the Australian Investment Council’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee and Director of Adamantem Capital and Lucinda Bradshaw, Investment Manager at the Australian Business Growth Fund, join Preqin’s Laura Messchendorp to discuss the 2022 Women in Alternatives Report.

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Careers in alternatives

Female leaders from around the world share their paths to success. Explore their career insights to learn more about the many career opportunities in the private markets.

ESG in alternatives

ESG factors are a key consideration for alternatives professionals, decision-makers and business leaders globally, and it's crucial that all understand the potentials – and pitfalls – and prepare accordingly.

Preqin Roundtable: ESG & the Middle Market

Investment firms are increasingly finding that LPs expect them to have ESG policies in place with clear, measurable KPIs to track progress. But implementing ESG can seem daunting for middle-market firms just starting out on their ESG journey. In this roundtable, an all-women panel of four industry experts share their top tips and define a roadmap for success, from setting KPIs to tackling challenges along the way.

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