The average female investor invested about 58 per cent less than her male counterpart last year, according to a survey by Irish Life.
The review of lump sum investments by more than 25,000 customers of Irish Life in 2007 showed that the average invested was €44,915. Men invested €52,000 on average, while the average investment by female clients was just over €33,000.
A regional difference in investment levels was also detected.
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