International Women's Day 2018

| March 08, 2018
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In support of all of the wonderful women, including my wife and daughter, I thought I would post an interesting note on women in finance.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) recently compiled data on this topic. And what they found should not be a surprise.

Over the past seven years, S&P 500 companies where at least 25% of executives were female generated higher one-year returns on equity than the overall index.

The report also noting that women make up just 22% of S&P 500 boards right now.

BAML also cites a McKinsey study from 2015 that found a "statistically significant relationship between diversity of leadership teams and financial performance."

According to the study, companies in the top quartile for gender diversity were 15% more likely to see their operating income surpass the industry median.

Further, BAML finds that companies with more female executives have historically experienced less stock price and earnings volatility.

Progress has been made but more is required.


Stay Tuned, Disciplined & Patient! {TJM}

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