Women still rare in trading jobs

More than 90 per cent of mid-level and senior managers in commodities trading are male, according to new research out today from recruiter Astbury Marsden. And only six per cent of managing directors in the City are female. “There is still a glass ceiling,” said Astbury Marsden’s Mark Cameron. “While this is still a major issue there are positive signs of change on the horizon, with banks and hedge funds keen to address the gender imbalance.”