Blair DuQuesnay: ‘The Future of Finance Should Be Female’
December 18, 2019 by Jane Wollman Rusoff
“Consider Firing Your Male Broker.” That was the bold headline The New York Times gave a candid opinion piece penned by Blair DuQuesnay, investment advisor with Ritholtz Wealth Management, in January of this year. She argued that since an abundance of research found that women’s investment accounts outperform those of men, “the future of finance should be female.” The CFP and CFA discusses that angle of vision in an interview with ThinkAdvisor.
While the percentage of women in other fields, like medicine and law, has substantially increased, when it comes to financial advisors, the needle has barely moved in the last two decades, says DuQuesnay, who writes the popular investing blog The Belle Curve.
The financial planner, 37, who joined Ritholtz in 2018 and is a member of its five-person investment management team, serves a high-net-worth clientele from her one-person office in New Orleans.