Female Stock Analysts Compete In Beauty Pageant-esque Ranking System

Institutional Investor’s All-America Research Team ranks stock analysts annually. Many dismiss the ranking system as a popularity contest, but it has been known to make or break careers on Wall Street. 4,000 investment professionals are asked each year to rank their favorite equity analysts and research providers on Wall Street. A recent study analyzed whether there was gender bias and whether analysts were rewarded or penalized for their good looks. The findings reveal a pronounced gender bias based on beauty