The gender confidence gap and the impact of advice

When women seek advice the confidence gap closes significantly

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Jackie Leiper looks at the data from Embark's latest investor confidence barometer which revealed lingering gender confidence issues linked to retirement planning

One of the biggest themes relevant to all of us working in financial services is the gender pay gap. In recent years it has rightly dominated conversations across the whole sector. However, despite good progress, gender divides still permeate most areas of society. Our latest investor confidence barometer shows this is especially true for retirement planning. One of the insights from the report was that women are less confident than men about their ability to retire due to structural factors including the lifetime income gap and consequent pension wealth deficit. However, when wome...

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