Best investments & career paths: an interview with five female fund managers

Believe it or not, there are more fund managers called Dave, than there are female fund managers. In the spirit of encouraging diversity, FundCalibre speed dating event last month featured five of this rare breed: ‘ladies that invest’. We asked five female fund managers about how they got into fund management and found out their best investments.

Special thanks to:
– Abby Glennie, Aberdeen Standard Investments
– Alexandra Jackson, Rathbone Unit Trust Management
– Amanda Sillars, Jupiter Asset Management
– Claudia Calich, M&G Investments
– and Lucy Isles, Baillie Gifford

The views of the author and any people interviewed are their own and do not constitute financial advice. However the knowledge that professional analysts have analysed a fund or trust in depth before assigning them a rating can be a valuable additional filter for anyone looking to make their own decisions. Before you make any investment decision make sure you’re comfortable and fully understand the risks. If you invest in fund or trust make sure you know what specific risks they’re exposed to. Past performance is not a reliable guide to future returns. Remember all investments can fall in value as well as rise, so you could make a loss.