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Companies That Employ Most Women Get Best Returns

  • Morgan Stanley research finds outperformance in diverse firms
  • Trend seen in MSCI World stocks over the past eight years
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Employing more women brings a stock market boost, according to Morgan Stanley research on how diversity links to share prices.

Annual returns for businesses that employ the highest proportion of women were 2.8 percentage points above those for the least diverse firms over the past eight years, the report published Tuesday said.