It always tickles me how the actual findings seem to be manipulated by those with a political gender biased intent !
The FT says ;
"A paper by the University of Leicester suggests that female traders outperform males on average, …"
Whereas the cited “paper” actually finds ;
"female traders outperform male traders more frequently. However, when male traders makehigher profits than females, they outperform female traders by a large amount. This is whythe average profit of male traders is greater than that of female traders…"
NOTE “Outperform” does NOT neccessarily imply that they actually make a profit
[EDIT - This is exactly the result one would expect from the findings of Evolutionary Psychology ! - Where the female would be responsible for child-rearing and animal husbandry (Minimise loss) - whereas the male would be responsible for hunting (Maximise additional food capture) - Thus acting as a team or “family unit” - the skills and psychologies of both sexes would optimise the net benefit to the “team” ]