Almost one in five top-performing retail funds are managed by a woman, double the overall proportion of women in the industry, according to an analysis by online investment platform rplan.co.uk.
Nine, or 18 percent, of the top performing 50 actively-managed retail funds in the U.K. are led by women. While this may not seem particularly high, other data suggests that in total, only 9 percent of retail fund managers in the U.K. are female.
In fact, the top performing fund in rplan.co.uk's data was managed by a woman, the AXA Framlington Biotech Fund. The second female-led fund, the AXA Framlington Health Fund, was placed sixth.
But, there were no other female-managed funds in the top 20.
The total figure is based on estimates by Tilney Bestinvest, who in June 2016 slated female fund managers at 8.5 percent, whilst in May this year, Citywire placed the proportion at 9 percent.