Insight

Power or Peril?

Making flexibility work for women in asset management

Kelly Rau

Kelly Rau

Partner, Audit, Alternative Investments, KPMG US

+1 212-872-3455

Camille Asaro

Camille Asaro

KPMG Leader, WomenCorporateDirectors, KPMG US

Insights from 490+ industry respondents on the biggest changes and toughest challenges ahead

How are ways of working changing in asset management and what does that mean for the future of women in the industry?

Like all industries, asset management evolved significantly through COVID-19. A whole lot has changed, including when, where, and how people work. 

Drawing on key findings from the data and supplemented by interviews with industry executives and KPMG thought leaders, The 2021 Women in Asset Management Survey explores how ways of working are changing in asset management and the impact on women in the industry. The overall findings are remarkably consistent across asset classes and firm sizes. Our report:

  • Showcases the views of top female asset management professionals on the impact of COVID-19 on women in the industry
  • Analyzes perspectives on remote and flexible work and its effect on career advancement.
  • Provides recommendations for how firms can transform their work environment to better meet the unique goals and needs of female talent. 
  • Paints a clear picture of what the future for women in asset management could look like—if leaders act with purpose and vision today.

Productivity in the pandemic and expectations for the future of work

Asset Management firms have the opportunity to transform their work environments to include and support women in the industry. Watch here as members from the KPMG Women in Asset Management Leadership Council discuss this issue and reveal the most important findings from 'Power or peril? Making flexibility work for women in asset management. 


How can KPMG help you?

Let’s stay in touch. KPMG offers recommendations on best practices for increasing gender diversity and examining unique challenges and opportunities for women in the industry and more as part of KPMG’s ongoing commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives in asset management and beyond.

Together, we can shape the future of Women in Asset Management—now.

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Camille Asaro

Camille Asaro

KPMG Leader, WomenCorporateDirectors, KPMG US

Kelly Rau

Kelly Rau

Partner, Audit, Alternative Investments, KPMG US

+1 212-872-3455
Deirdre Fortune

Deirdre Fortune

National Tax Leader – Public Investment Management, KPMG US

+1 407-563-2230
Lindsey Freeman

Lindsey Freeman

Managing Director, Dept. of Professional Practice, KPMG US

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Denise A McNamee

Denise A McNamee

Partner, Audit Asset Management, KPMG LLP

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Elizabeth Ming

Elizabeth Ming

Partner, Audit, Audit Asset Management, KPMG LLP

+1 214-679-8368
Debra A Panzarella

Debra A Panzarella

Partner, Tax, BTS - Asset Management, KPMG LLP

+1 312-665-4902
Marina D Pedersen

Marina D Pedersen

Partner, Tax, BTS - Real Estate, KPMG LLP

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Shruti Shah

Shruti Shah

Principal, Internal Audit & Enterprise Risk, KPMG US

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Angela M Ty

Angela M Ty

Partner, Audit - AM, KPMG LLP

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Vesela D Yondova

Vesela D Yondova

Managing Director, Tax, BTS - NYFS Asset Management, KPMG LLP

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