Women are often said to be better long-term investors then men, whereas when it comes to confidence in trading, men tend to dominate as they are less worried about taking risk. While generalizations can be risky, and sometimes wrong, they do help us to understand better the traits that may improve investor performance. Financial institutions such as Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Vanguard Group, and Blackrock are among those which have invested in researching gender difference in investing and as more comes to light it’s perhaps no wonder that company diversity is playing an increasingly important role in portfolio construction and the pursuit of alpha. So where are some of Australia’s top female investment minds putting their money and why? In this article, Livewire teams up with women’s money website Financy to interview 4D Infrastructure’s Sarah Shaw, Altius Asset Management’s Vanessa Thomson, and Blackrock’s Joanna Nash.