Reminder: Are Financial Markets Too Male?

Posted by mn251 at Apr 17, 2019 09:48 AM |
Join Professor Dan Ladley for the next Gin and Topic session - a discussion about how gender affects the state of global financial markets.

After the last financial crisis politicians, regulators and the media blamed the excessively masculine culture of financial trading. This environment - collectively referred to as 'Wolf of Wall Street' culture - was fuelled by testosterone, the hormone that affects our willingness to take risks.

Whilst it traditionally governs fight or flight response, for traders it determines willingness to speculate in the market. Higher levels of testosterone mean bigger gambles. And bigger gambles mean bigger losses, as discovered during the 2008 financial crisis.

The question of whether financial markets are too male-dominated will be the subject of the next Gin and Topic talk. Professor Dan Ladley will discuss whether changes in gender balance in the financial industry would ameliorate risks associated with trading - a pivotal topic given the role that speed and interconnectedness of financial transactions play within the global economy.

Date: Wednesday 24 April 2019

Time: 6.00pm-6.30pm

Venue: Tonne, 1-3 St Martins, Leicester LE1 5DG

Cost: Free to attend, however pre-booking is required.

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