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Norwegian Fund and Asset Management Association: Almost half of new hires in fund industry are women

This also applies to hires within asset management, though it is important the industry does not ”rest on its laurels” says CEO of VFF Bernt Zakariassen. (Updated)

Bernt Zakariassen, CEO of VFF

The Norwegian Fund and Asset Management Association (VFF) has been monitoring the employee gender balance at its member companies for the past three years. The association reports that 47% of all new hires in the fund sector last year were women, having changed its practices to focus on new recruits.

The association reports that the gender balance has historically been most skewed towards men within asset management. However, in 2021, 45% of the recruited CIOs, managers and analysts were women.

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