Investing has traditionally been considered a man’s game with most traders, fund managers and even retail investors belonging to that gender.

The scene in Singapore is not much different. Saxo Markets, an online trading and investment specialist notes that less than 30% of its clients in Singapore are women.

A key reason for this is that women here and in several other countries are more likely to give up their jobs to focus on being a homemaker, says Maria Jelen, regional head of relationship management and sales trading for APAC at Saxo Markets.

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