Wall Street has a gender gap in accountability, too

Female financial advisers are less likely than men to have a record of misconduct, but are punished more severely for it

Apr 18, 2017

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Among financial advisers, women are less likely than men to have a record of misconduct, but those who do are punished more severely than their male counterparts. Female advisers who commit misconduct are more likely to lose their jobs and to remain unemployed, even though misconduct by females is generally less costly than that by males, and females are less likely to be repeat offenders. Where does this gender gap not exist? In firms with significant female management.