Our Fixed Income research consists of 5871 Investment professionals, across Credit, Rates, Macro and Private Debt, from Heads of teams to Portfolio Managers, Analysts, Economists and Traders. It also includes Product Specialists/ Managers. We have found that only 17% of the Fixed Income market are female.
Thus, it is clear there is an issue with underrepresentation of women in the Fixed Income space, symptomatic of the wider diversity issue in Asset Management as an industry.
From our direct conversations with women in Asset Management, in the Fixed Income space, women on average rate their firm as only 5/10 on diversity.