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Informed Choice Radio Personal Finance Podcast

Sep 30, 2019

We hear a lot about the gender pay gap, but what about the gender pension gap?

My guest on the show today is Dame Helena Morrissey, Head of Personal Investing at Legal & General Investment Management.

Helena joined LGIM in 2017 from Newton where she held the title of CEO for fifteen years, before becoming non-executive Chairman.

During her tenure, Newton’s assets under management grew from £20 billion to £50 billion, and under her leadership the firm developed a number of market-leading strategies in absolute return, equity income and global equities.

Prior to becoming CEO she was a Head of Fixed Income at Newton. She started her career as a global fixed income analyst at Schroders in New York.

Helena founded the 30% Club in 2010; a cross-business initiative aimed at achieving better gender balanced boards through voluntary, business-led change. She is also Chair of the Diversity Project.

As you'll hear in this episode, the proportion of women on UK company boards more than doubled over the following five years and there are now fourteen 30% Clubs throughout the world.

Helena was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2012 New Year’s Honours List and promoted Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in the 2017 Birthday Honours for services to diversity in financial services.

Here's my conversation with Helena Morrissey, in episode 458 of Informed Choice Radio.