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The time is now

The report showcases the investment insights of women in alternatives while fostering a conversation about the unique issues facing women in the industry. The report also shows there is reason for hope. There are new trends, new initiatives, new voices and new opportunities for women in alternatives.


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Although much has changed within alternatives since the WAI Report was first launched in 2011, women remain underrepresented in the industry. Looking atthe statistics, including those in this year’s Report, one might think there hasn’tbeen much progress for women.

And yet, as this year’s WAI Report shows, there is reason for hope. There are new trends, new initiatives and new opportunities for women in alternatives.Firms, investors, and organizations are taking bold new steps to help truly move the needle.

Given these efforts, it is fitting that this year’s survey reached a global audience. A record number—nearly 800—of alternative investment professionals fromnearly every major geographic region and sector within alternatives— hedgefunds, private equity, venture capital, and real estate responded. They sharedtheir aspirations for women’s advancement, their views on mandates, and theirbeliefs regarding which regions offer the greatest opportunities for women inthe industry.

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