Still the only woman at the conference? How to break up the club

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Turn on TV news market reports, flick to the financial commentary in the business pages, and more often than not those holding forth their views of the sector will be male.

The lack of visibility of women in financial services generally, and investment management in particular, is a phenomenon those working in it are all too familiar with, although steps are being taken in the right direction. Yet still in 2019 industry awards ceremonies, investment roundtables and conferences are often dominated by older, white men. Bad culture can thrive in this nearly homogeneous environment. Bella Caridade-Ferreira, chief executive of investment research firm Fundscape, recalls repeated, and recent, problems at events. "Men can be really inappropriate. They say th...

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