Jane began her investment career in 1982 at London Business School where she marketed investment analysis tools. She moved to Russell in 1984 as their first full-time manager researcher before joining Watsons (now Willis Towers Watson) in 1992 to advise institutional investors on strategy, portfolio construction, manager selection and monitoring.
In recent years, the financial services sector has dramatically shifted its approach to diversity with a raft of proactive policies designed to create welcoming, modern and attractive workplaces for men and women from a variety of backgrounds.
Aviva investors launches maternity coaching programme to attract, retain and nurture talent.
Aviva Investors fully supports The Diversity Project’s efforts to promote greater inclusiveness in the investment industry. We believe that gender diversity is important for morale, productivity and performance across our business.
Wellington Management has 12 business networks with regional chapters across the globe. Our business networks are all inclusive, peer-led groups that are each sponsored by a partner of the firm. The networks offer their members ways to connect with, and add value to, the firm’s mission.
Legal & General is pleased to be involved with initiatives like the Diversity Project and the Women in Finance Charter and have set a target to increase the representation of women in middle to senior management roles from a level of 35% to 40% by the end of 2017.
Many reading this article will be mid‐career and may have reached an inflection point in their professional journey. You may be thinking of your next move or may have taken a career break and now wish to return to employment.
Companies in the investment management sector often use an interview process combined with numerous tests to determine a candidate’s suitability.
There are tests which examine both verbal and numerical reasoning. Investment businesses will review both the test result and the interview feedback and work hard to be as fair as possible to each candidate.