Closing the gender investment gap

In an exclusive new series developed in partnership with BlackRock, we present some of the financial industry’s most inspiring female executives, shedding light on the gender investing gap and the pivotal role women play in shaping their own financial destinies.

Leading ladies: are women under-represented at the top of large financial institutions?

Join Camilla Dahl Hansen, Saxo’s Chief Experience Officer, and Becci McKinley Rowe, Co-Head of Fundamental Equities, BlackRock. Together, they dive into the challenges and triumphs of women working at the top of large financial institutions.

  • Balancing career and family

    Do women have an edge when it comes to investing? Ewa Jackson, Head of Sustainable & Transition Client Solutions, EMEA, Blackrock and Althea Spinozzi, Saxo’s Senior Fixed Income Strategist, delve into the intricacies of work-life balance and how women can empower themselves to start investing.
  • Bridging the gender investing divide

    What's keeping the gender investing gap alive? Anaam Raza, UK Head of Marketing & PR, Saxo, sits down with Claire Lane, Chief Marketing Officer, EMEA, BlackRock to discuss why the gender investing gap persists today, the gender pay gap, and their own investing journeys in the quest for financial independence.

How women invest

Data shared by BlackRock

Women in Europe save more than they invest

Not being able to afford to take risks with money is the leading reason behind their reluctance to invest.

Source: J. P. Morgan, Women and Investing: Planning for the future, April 2021

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Why women want to invest

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Source: J. P. Morgan, Women and Investing: Planning for the future, April 2021

Perceived drawbacks on investing more

A global study revealed that 39% of women believe they won’t have enough money to maintain their desired lifestyle in retirement. These fears are underlined by a perceived lack of available funds and not knowing how to best save.

Source: Fidelity International, Global Women & Money Study 2021, May 2021

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Kickstart your investment journey with our hand-picked investment themes. From companies championing women leaders to those excelling in ESG and social responsibility, find inspiration to align your financial goals with your values.

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  • Equities

    Closing the investing and gender gap; while female investing interest soars

    Jessica Amir
    Market Strategist

    We are seeing more females invest than ever before, while data also suggests these trends will continue, with women’s wealth to grow by $5 trillion globally every year.

  • Equities

    Women in leadership: The Nordics are leading the transformation

    Peter Garnry
    Head of Equity Strategy

    March 8th is International Women’s Day, making it timely that we revisit our Women in Leadership investment theme. While there is a growing evidence that a higher share of female executives is good for long-term equity returns, our basket did not reflect that over the past year.

  • Thought Starters

    Four reasons: Why more women need to start investing

    Saxo Group

    Twice as many women entered the stock market during the corona pandemic in 2021 compared to 2020. This suggests a movement picking up momentum towards financial equality.

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