Katrina Dudley, CFA, CAIA, the Senior Vice President, Portfolio Manager, and Investment Strategist at Franklin Templeton Investments, has confirmed her appointment as a Global Advisory Board member of the Women in Finance and Investment Network (WIFIN).
WIFIN is a network for women by women where the main focus is to address the underrepresentation of women in the financial sector with the hope to evolve the public perception of what female experts in these fields of expertise look like. With a growing membership base, WIFIN is contributing to broadening conversations around diversity and inclusion at the workplace to motivate the next generation of talent to aspire to these roles.
Katrina is one of the world’s largest asset managers, where she co-manages the Franklin Mutual Global Discovery and Franklin Mutual European Funds. She joined the Mutual Series investment team in November 2002.
On her appointment to the WIFIN’s Advisory Board, Ms Dudley expresses her passion for advocating for women in finance and business. She has mentored many up-and-coming female investment professionals, speaking at industry events encouraging more women to enter the investment management industry, and helping female executives increase their familiarity with Wall Street. Ms Dudley is a frequent market commentator on Bloomberg and CNBC.
She is also the author of the introduction to the Vault Career Guide to Mutual Funds and is co-author with Columbia Business School Adjunct Professor Carr, “Undiversified: The Big Gender Short in Investment Management”.
“We have clearly stated in the book that ‘Men are our allies and not our enemies. We need to start here and move forward and not look back. We need to look at ‘equalising the Ps’ and we have three P’s here – the Pay, Performance and Promotion” – explains Katrina.
On her appointment, Katrina shares – “I am happy to be part of the Advisory Board. I am very supportive of WIFIN, and it aligns very well with our corporate initiative and corporate goals within Franklin, of raising awareness and presence of women in emerging markets”.
Ms Dudley earned an M.B.A. from New York University’s Stern School of Business, a Law degree (with first-class honours) and a Commerce degree from Bond University (Australia), and an Associate of Science degree (Computer Science) from the University of the People. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder and a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA).
Within her community, she is a board member of the CFA Society of New York, Vice-Chair of the Board of The Children’s Village, a member of the AEI Leadership Network, an Adjunct Professor at Rutgers University, a Guest Lecturer at the Columbia Business School and the NYU Stern School of Business, and a member of the Management Advisory Committee of the NYU Michael Price Student Investment Fund.
Visit www.wifinglobal.org to find more about the Network and the membership benefits offered by the Women in Finance and Investment Network.