Aspiring women in finance are set to benefit from the partnership of two fund managers, Plato Investment Management and Pinnacle Investment Management, and the University of Queensland under which they will provide nine $5,000 scholarships and nine internships to support exceptional undergraduate students in 2019.
The move was driven by significant need for change to address a considerable underrepresentation of women in the sector.
“Investment management is a global industry, and the diversity of our people, ideas and experiences is just as important for success as the diversity of our funds,” Plato’s managing director, Don Hamson, said.
“There are nowhere near as many women in finance ad there ought to be, which means we need to do more and quickly.
“A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers.”
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