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The Role of Gender Diversity in Fund Returns

A recent study entitled “Diversity Matters: The Role of Gender Diversity on US Active Equity Fund Performance” undertaken by The Vanguard Group explores the role gender diversity of an investment team plays in terms of fund performance.

By analyzing information about the composition of investment teams for over 2,600 US active equity funds from 2008 to 2021, it could be concluded that an investment team’s gender diversity can affect fund performance, and is therefore important for active equity management.