• From The Telegraph:

    Katherine Garrett-Cox – dubbed “Katherine the Great” – made headlines again this week after being appointed chief executive of the £2.6bn investment trust company, Alliance Trust.
    Despite this, her name is often linked with other high-flying women such as Nicola Horlick, who have created waves, – and £1m plus pay-packets – in the male-dominated investment world.
    There has, however, been a reasonable amount of research on the differences between men and women when it comes to investment. Apparently, male investors tend to take a more aggressive approach to share dealing, trading more regularly and following stock market fads and trends.
    Although no one is yet prepared to say so on the record, the mutterings from many of the main banks is that the worst may be over – at least when it comes to mortgage pricing. The cost of fixed and tracker-rate mortgages has been heading south in recent weeks. Since the start of July, our biggest lenders have…

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