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Damion Rallis

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Articles by Damion Rallis

    Women on Boards and Financial Performance

    Research Report | Dec 13, 2016 | Meggin Eastman , Gaia Mazzucchelli , Damion Rallis

    msci woman on boards 2016 A growing body of research shows that having three women on a corporate board represents a “tipping point” in terms of influence, which is reflected in financial performance. U.S. companies that began the 2011-2016 period with at least three women on the board experienced median gains in Return on Equity (ROE) of 10 percentage points and Earnings Per Share (EPS) of 37%. In contrast, companies that began the period with no female directors experienced median changes...

    Women on Boards: Global Trends in Gender Diversity

    Research Report | Nov 30, 2015 | Matt Moscardi , Ric Marshall , Damion Rallis

    Many institutional investors are increasingly focused on the gender composition of company boards. Our latest research shows that companies in the MSCI World Index with strong female leadership generated a Return on Equity of 10.1% per year versus 7.4% for those without, as of September 9, 2015, though we could not establish causality. We found that companies lacking board diversity suffered more governance-related controversies than average. Global asset owners are promoting a 30% global...