The power of female participation

Diversity plays an important role in every area of our business. And for Peter Dalgliesh, Managing Director of Parmenion Investment Management, building a team of investment specialists that is diverse in age, experience and gender is critical to success.

His team supports advisers with a choice of investment solutions, all built within a consistent risk graded framework, that helps build value and increase efficiency in the adviser’s business.

By embracing a range of opinions in their market, regulatory and fund analysis, the team form strong, substantiated views on a wide range of investment matters – essential for any professional investment management team considering asset allocation, fund selection and risk profiling.

“Women are known to view risk from a different perspective – often with a calmer eye and level-headedness”

So as Parmenion celebrate the appointment of another female investment manager (more news on that to come), we asked Peter how he feels that women, in particular, add power to his team.

“In my experience, the success of an investment team is never down to a single individual.

When you are in pursuit of good client outcomes, the more diverse views you bring to your scrutiny and focus, the better.

Bringing together people with different backgrounds, qualifications, maturity and experiences reduces the possibility of succumbing to ‘group think’.

And one thing that really helps debate, challenge and behaviour is female participation. Men and women are wired differently. To enrich our discussions and decision making, it is essential that we avoid solely male teams.

Women are known to view risk from a different perspective – often with a calmer eye and level-headedness that helps to identify balanced opportunity as much as sensible caution.

Having an investment team with a healthy proportion of female representation, as well as rich in professional qualifications and experience, puts us in a better position to make prudent yet pragmatic decisions for our investment solutions.

And that helps ensure that the Parmenion Investment Team continue to deliver the attractive risk adjusted returns we are renowned for.”

If you would like to know more about Parmenion Investment Management and our range of investment solutions, please contact Client Services on 0117 204 7678.

This article is for financial professionals only. Any information contained within is of a general nature and should not be construed as a form of personal recommendation or financial advice. Nor is the information to be considered an offer or solicitation to deal in any financial instrument or to engage in any investment service or activity. Parmenion accepts no duty of care or liability for loss arising from any person acting, or refraining from acting, as a result of any information contained within this article. All investment carries risk. The value of investments, and the income from them, can go down as well as up and investors may get back less than they put in. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future returns.  

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