Interestingly, according to research undertaken by Hargreaves Lansdown, 'women outperform men when it comes to investing over a three-year period'. The findings portray a correlation with women being more likely to hold diverse portfolios and less risky investments. This ignites questions such as - should women have a stronger self-belief and invest more than they do? Do women hold themselves back from investing because of needless concerns?
The research looked at investments between August 2014 and August 2017 and found the firm's female clients saw their investment rise by 0.81% more, on average, than men's investments over the three-year period.