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UK leading the way for gender diversity, say private capital CFOs

New research from Intertrust, a provide of administration services to clients in over 30 jurisdictions, reveals that the UK that is leading the way for gender diversity within private funds, with 44 per cent of UK CFOs describing gender diversity as crucial to investment opportunities, compared to 35 per cent in the US, 20 per cent in China and just 15 per cent amongst the rest of Western Europe.

Featured in Intertrust Group’s new report, The future private capital CFO: Unleashing potential in the ESG era, the research found that almost four in five (79 per cent) of private capital CFOs globally consider gender equality to be a crucial or important consideration when assessing investment opportunities, while a similar amount (74 per cent) are now calling for daily, weekly or live data insights into Diversity and Inclusion.

As the world celebrates International Women’s Day on 8th March, Chitra Baskar, Chief Operating Officer and Global Head of Funds and Product at Intertrust Group, said: “The theme of this year’s IWD is #BreaktheBias; whether deliberate or unconscious, bias makes it difficult for women to move ahead, especially within the financial services sector.

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