This year’s “Women in Alternative Investments Report” (WAI Report) is about evolution and the potential for transformation.
It has been five years since the WAI Report launched, and, in many ways, it seems like there has not been much progress in terms of women’s advancement in alternatives. Yet, there are reasons to be hopeful.
The report incorporates insights from an online survey of 791 alternative investment professionals globally and from interviews with industry leaders. From our survey responses, key themes emerged:
While last year’s Report was about “The Path Forward” for women in alternatives, this year’s Report is about seizing the moment.
Change is upon us. It is up to investors to join the call and consider diversity of investment teams and underlying investments. It is up to firms to embark upon bold new initiatives that seek transformation. And it is up to women to seize this moment of opportunity.
The time is now.
- Lynne Doughtie, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, KPMG LLP