Helena Morrissey remembers her worst moment as a woman in the City, London’s financial district. It was almost 20 years ago, when she was the only female on a team with 16 male bond fund traders at Schroders Investment Management. Her young family’s breadwinner, she’d just returned from her first maternity leave and her boss passed her over for a promotion, saying he doubted her job commitment.
They shape economies, move markets, do deals -- and change the world. They hold sway by virtue of the money they manage, the companies they control, the policies they enact and the ideas they propound. The people on the third annual 50 Most Influential list, to be published in the October issue of Bloomberg Markets magazine, command attention as masters of the global financial system.
U.K. Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg made a mistake by not ordering an official investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct made by women in his party against a senior lawmaker, an inquiry found.
Newton Investment Management Ltd. Chief Executive Officer Helena Morrissey will head an independent inquiry into the U.K. Liberal Democrats, the junior partners in Prime Minister David Cameron’s coalition government.
When defender Casey Stoney joined the Arsenal women’s soccer team from Chelsea in 2000, she had to take a part-time job to support herself. Working in the club’s laundry, she washed the uniforms of the men’s team, whose players included Dutch star Dennis Bergkamp.
Anne Mulcahy, the former Xerox Corp. chairman and chief executive officer and a director at Johnson & Johnson, Target Corp. and Washington Post Co., said limiting the terms of company directors would help seat more women on U.S. boards.
Charles Manby, a senior partner at Goldman Sachs Group Inc., will lead a 100 million-pound ($152 million) fundraising campaign for the Francis Crick Institute, which will be Europe’s largest biomedical research center.