Dave’s World: The results of applying a gender filter to our Responsible Ratings Index

Last Word Research analyses the performance of the funds in the RRI run by all-male, mixed gender and all-female teams

In the UK, there are still more fund managers called David or Dave than there are female equivalents. According to March 2021 Morningstar research, there are just 45 women fund managers in the UK, running just 95 funds between them – equating to just 7.7% of the UK-domiciled funds.

Frustratingly, it is unlikely these figures will be changing any time soon.
During the past two years, there has been only a 0.5% increase in the number of female fund managers in the UK.

Fund nameFund groupRRIAUM
Nordea 1 - Global Climate & EnvirNordea58301484487.5728
Schroder ISF AsianSchroders54635450799.4426
Jupiter EuropeanJupiter54618643216
Comgest Growth EuropeComgest54051630214.4326
Royal London SustainableRoyal London53446465038
Royal London Sustainable LeadersRoyal London53143380821
RobecoSAM Smart Energy EqsRobecoSAM53019170638.3152
Liontrust Sust Fut Mgd Liontrust53009506489
Royal London Sustainable WorldRoyal London53000171604
Sarasin EndowmentSarasin52251327504
Janus Henderson Global Sust EqJanus Henderson51797109232
Allianz Euroland Equity GrowthAllianz51773069243.4719
BGF Euro-Markets A2BGF51613309428.1211
Allianz Europe EquityAllianz51291572175.6214
Liontrust Sust Fut DefesvLiontrust51128568623
Liontrust Sust Fut CauLiontrust51031373315
Allianz German EquityAllianz5863402247.68086
Montanaro UK Income STGMontanaro5863332609

To read the full article please view the ESG Clarity March 2021 digital magazine here.


Natalie Kenway

Natalie is editor in chief at MA Financial covering ESG Clarity, Portfolio Adviser and International Adviser. She was previously global head of ESG insight for ESG Clarity and has been an investment journalist...