OPINION: The world of finance is soaked in testosterone. At the highest level, Wall Street is basically a giant locker-room of blokes competing to outdo one another, complete with chest-bumps and terrible cologne.

If it’s mostly men who are drawn to the world of investing, people tend to assume that’s because they’re naturally better at it.

When multinational investment firm Fidelity asked millions of its clients how well they thought they’d done in the last year, only nine per cent of women reckoned they would have outperformed the blokes.


Women not only need to manage their own finances, they might well do a better job of it than their menfolk.