According to Credit Suisse’s Gender 3000 report, at the end of 2013, women accounted for 12.9% of top management in 3000 companies across 40 countries. However, since 2009, companies with women as 25-50% of their management team returned 22-29%. If companies with women in management outperform so dramatically, what would happen if you invested in women-led companies? Karen Rubin will explore this question and share her findings after running a 12 year investment simulation.
Karen Rubin is the Director of Product at Quantopian, a crowd-sourced quantitative hedge fund that offers a free algorithmic trading platform. She is currently focused on a new IPython Research Platform that will allow quants to access curated financial data in an interactive research environment.
Before coming to Quantopian, Karen spent time working on the investing team at Matrix Partners where she helped evaluate potential investments and supported portfolio companies. She also spent 5 years on the product team at HubSpot, where she was responsible for building the first version of many of their inbound marketing tools.