Online investment platforms could help tackle gender inequality in participation in equity markets, according to an investor study of diversity trends.

Research by SyndicateRoom into attitudes to investment found that online investment platforms had reduced inequality in male-female participation in equity markets by nearly 20 per cent.

Men were 17 per cent more likely to access the equity markets than women, but for those using online platforms, that gap was reduced by a fifth.

http://www.cityam.com/260422/online-investment-platforms-help-close-gender-participation