About Women of The Street: Why Female Money Managers Generate Higher Returns (and How You Can Too)
Why would an investor care whether a money manager wears Louboutins or loafers? Because money–how to keep it and how to make more of it–is on everyone’s mind. And research shows it pays to invest with or like a woman.
Study after study shows that women invest differently than men. From less overconfidence, overtrading, and testosterone to a greater tolerance for market noise and a more consistent application of investment strategy, there are a number reasons why women approach investing in a unique way. Women create both cognitive and behavioral “alpha” with their investment style which contributes over the long-run to outsized investment returns. Women of The Street: Why Female Money Managers Generate Higher Returns (And How You Can Too) looks at behavioral and biological investment research to explore how women think about investing, and to determine why women may have a money management edge. The book then identifies and interviews 11 top female “market wizards” in hedge funds, private equity, venture capital, and other asset classes to see how women’s innate investing characteristics translate in different strategies and markets into significant profits. The conversations provide market wisdom that can enhance your portfolio, regardless of your gender. It also provides interesting “insider information” on the financial industry. And finally, Women of The Street provides role models for the next generation of female money managers.
Meredith A. Jones is an internationally-recognized researcher, writer, speaker and expert in the alternative investment industry. Over the past 17 years, she has presented her original research and insights to industry participants around the world. She is a frequent speaker on the international conference circuit and has had her findings published in books and major media outlets, including the Economist, the New York Times, CNBC, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, the Journal of Investing, and others. She began her alternative investment career at Van Hedge Fund Advisors International where she was Director of Research. She continued her research at PerTrac Financial Solutions and Barclays Capital, Inc., producing groundbreaking reports on emerging managers and diversity investing, before becoming Director of the Rothstein Kass Institute, an alternative investment think tank. As founder of MJ Alternative Investment Research, Meredith continues to provide timely research, education and actionable insights to the alternative investment community.