|Financial Mail 22 June 2007|
One of the most experienced women in fund management, on both the sell-side and the buy-side and now head of business development at RMB.
In the early 1980s it was still unusual for company management to deal with female analysts, especially pregnant ones. But Yates says that the various stockbrokers and fund managers she has worked for have always been supportive.
After a stint as a journalist at The Star she was persuaded to join stockbrokers Mathison & Hollidge, which was keen to build up its female analyst base.
" I was notionally working half days when my children were young, but was more productive than some colleagues who were working a full day."
Yates believes portfolio management, unlike some other jobs, does not lend itself to working from home.