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The City | Women miss out on top jobs

Just one in five mid to senior-level jobs in the City are filled by women and only 6 per cent of managing directors are female, research has found.

The survey by Astbury Marsden, a financial services recruiter, suggests women still face a glass ceiling despite efforts by banks and hedge funds to address the gender imbalance.

Women were rarest in commodity trading and stockbroking, in which 91 per cent and 84 per cent respectively of mid and senior-level staff were men.

Rating agencies and regulatory agencies had the highest proportion of mid-level and senior female employees.

“Some financial services businesses are already very progressive employers with a high proportion of women at the top – some score less well,” said Mark Cameron, Astbury Marsden’s chief operating officer…

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via Women miss out on top City jobs – FT.com.

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