Comments on: Would more women as traders make a difference? http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/06/19/would-more-women-as-traders-make-a-difference/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: SeaWa http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/06/19/would-more-women-as-traders-make-a-difference/#comment-47651 Wed, 20 Jun 2012 18:15:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=13223#comment-47651 Thank you. You put it well: Men and women may generally have different appetites in some arenas. Therefore, let’s stop trying to morph every job to fit a model of equal representation of the gender. We should encourage people to participate in activities that arouse their interests, passions, intellect, and aptitudes. The genders will not always be equally represented in every job, field, or activity. So let’s stop expecting it.

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By: clearance42 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/06/19/would-more-women-as-traders-make-a-difference/#comment-47624 Wed, 20 Jun 2012 16:01:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=13223#comment-47624 Interesting article, however you do a disservice to behavioral finance when you mention research showing women are more risk averse, then in the next sentence link womens’ superior investment returns to taking higher risk.

Women outperforming may have very little to do with taking additional risk – in many corners of academic finance, particularly behavioral finance, it’s now accepted that the efficient market hypothesis is incorrect and CAPM is not a suitable model for risk/return estimation in many situations. It may well be that women achieve superior returns AND are taking less risk. I would certainly be interested to see the results of such a study.

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