Fewer than one in five frontline wealth managers are female, leaving the industry lagging the legal and medical professions.

The data, obtained from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) by Wealth Manager under the Freedom of Information act, revealed that just 17.9% of individuals with CF30 permissions to deal in investments identified themselves as female. This compares with 43% in medicine and 24% in law.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare since ever since.