A recent Bundesbank study has found that women make riskier bankers than men, casting doubt on the many calls for more female bank executives. Could this be true?
The Bundesbank conducted a study on women in banking and came up with the conclusion that women make riskier bankers. The study looked at board changes at banks which resulted in a higher proportion of female representation. In analyzing their findings it appeared that the women in the study tended to be significantly younger and less experienced than their male counterparts—and that translated into greater risk taking.