Women In Private Equity And Hedge Funds

Women In Private Equity And Hedge Funds – February 2019

Analyzing the demographics of more than 280,000 industry professionals on our database, Preqin looks at the representation of women in hedge funds and at private equity firms* according to geography, seniority and role type.

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Women In Private Equity

Key Facts

Women In Private Equity And Hedge Funds

  • Women are primarily employed in investor relations and finance teams, comprising 53% and 39% of employees in those roles respectively (Fig. 3). However, at senior levels those proportions fall to 34% of investor relations staff and 25% of finance staff.
  • Across different regions, women account for broadly equal proportions of private equity employees, ranging from 19% in Europe to 17% in regions beyond North America, Europe and Asia (Fig. 2). Asia is the only region in which more than one in 10 senior employees are women.
  • Among the largest private equity hubs, women make up the greatest proportion of senior employees at firms in China (14.0%) and Hong Kong (13.8%, Fig. 4). Women make up just 3.7% of senior employees at South Korea-based firms.

Women In Private Equity And Hedge Funds

Women In Private Equity And Hedge Funds

Women In Private Equity And Hedge Funds

Women In Private Equity And Hedge Funds

Women In Hedge Funds

Key Facts

Women In Private Equity And Hedge Funds

  • Female representation in hedge funds varies significantly by seniority: women make up 29% of junior hedge fund employees, but just 11% of senior staff (Fig. 2).
  • Asia-based hedge funds have proportionally more female employees than any other region, and at all levels of seniority: 21% overall, compared with 19% in North America and 18% in Europe.
  • Investor relations teams have the largest proportion of female employees at 48% (Fig. 3). Women make up the smallest proportion of portfolio management teams, representing just 10% of employees.
  • Among major hubs for the industry, Hong Kong-based hedge funds have the highest representation of women among senior staff (17.8%, Fig. 4). In the US and UK women constitute 11.3% and 11.5% of senior employees respectively.

Women In Private Equity And Hedge Funds

Women In Private Equity And Hedge Funds

Women In Private Equity And Hedge Funds

Women In Private Equity And Hedge Funds

Article by Preqin


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