Merryn Somerset-Webb

Women and money make a perfect match

Merryn Somerset Webb wonders why the investment world is a sea of men in suits, when women are naturally so much better at the job

The City summer party season has begun. I kicked it off with a fifth-anniversary party for Neptune Investment Management last Thursday. I like Neptune: they’ve got good funds and a good business, and offering drinks after hours at the Wallace Collection is clearly a fine way to win fans. But the party had one faintly off-putting aspect: the statue garden where we were gulping champagne was a sea of suits.

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