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Simon Rusling

As a Partner and the Head of Marketing at Barnett Waddingham, Simon has overall responsibility for the planning, creation and ...

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Faye Clark

I am a white, British, Mum of one. I grew up in Liverpool and went to the local all-girls Catholic ...

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Menopause Toolkit

Make the change – a menopause toolkit for Member Firms and the wider Investment and Savings Industry...

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Military Veterans Case Study – Jonny Shingles

Military Veterans case study – Jonny Shingles In this case study, ‘Flying high – from tornado pilot to financial advice entrepreneur’, Jonny ...

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Alexandra Telfer

I am white British, born in Cyprus where I lived for several years before moving to Dubai for the majority ...

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Diversity Project’s #FishOutOfWater event

We are delighted to invite you to the Diversity Project’s #FishOutOfWater event hosted by EY at 25 Churchill Place E14 5...

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#TalkAboutBlack – Black History Month Event: Black History, Black Present, Black Future

To get to a better tomorrow, we can’t just focus on the past. Join the #TalkAboutBlack community of professionals ...

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#embRACEyourcareer

The #embRACEyourcareer campaign launched by the Race and Ethnicity workstream features an insightful series of eight impactful conversations regarding Career ...

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Black Women In Asset Management 2022 Conference

We are delighted to be partnering with Black Women in Asset Management on its inaugural annual conference taking place on 14 ...

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Understanding the experience of neurodivergent employees in the investment and savings industry

During the summer, the Diversity Project conducted a survey of neurodivergent individuals working in the investment and savings industry. The ...

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The Fund HR, Talent & Inclusion Forum

The Fund HR, Talent & Inclusion Forum takes place in London on 17th November as part of the wider Fund ...

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Wealth and asset management chapter

Home > Search results for "" Wealth and asset management chapter #INCLUDEDAWM #includedAWM is an industry group operating within Wealth and Asset ...

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Chapters

Home > Search results for "" Chapters North America Details of the North American chapter of the Diversity Project can be found ...

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Diversity Project Book

To assist organisations to achieve inclusive work cultures and harness the power of diversity and inclusion, Steve Butler, CEO of ...

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2021 Virtual Career Fair Recordings

Last year we partnered with over 40 firms across September and October to give an insight into their firms, their roles, ...

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Virtual Career Fair

This is your opportunity to meet industry professionals, understanding more about each firm, how they recruit and how you can ...

Best Practice

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Diversity Project Menopause Pledge 2022 – Make the Change

According to the Standard Chartered and Financial Services Skills Commission report last year, 128,000 women, or 1 in 10 employees, working in the ...

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The Diversity Project’s Menopause Pledge

The Diversity Project is very pleased to launch it’s Menopause Pledge on World Menopause Day. This is a best ...

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#ImpactThruInclusion: The Diversity Project’s Annual Event

We will be focusing on creating more impact through our collective efforts to create a more inclusive industry. With nearly 100 ...

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Potential Over polish Speaker Series

We are very pleased to announce the launch of our #PotentialOverpolish speaker series. Over the next few months we will ...

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National Inclusion Week 2022 – Allyship in Practice

For National Inclusion Week 2022 we talked about allyship in practice and #ThePowerOfNow, the power of taking action in your workplace ...

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The Halsey Keetch Book Club – special session: Mental Health in the workplace, with guest Peter Slater #1

In this special edition of the popular The Halsey Keetch* Book Club, they focused on the topic of Mental Wellbeing ...

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50 Plus

‘Age is about as totally unrelated to job performance as any measure can be,’ Shmidt and Hunter. The purpose of ...

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Menopause

We are the newest Diversity Project dimension of DEI, with approximately 130,000 women (according to the ONS) in financial services dealing ...

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Military Veterans

Our industry is not capitalising on the opportunity to hire talented and committed veterans. Our aim is to help employers ...

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#TalkAboutBlack

Our purpose is to build a pipeline of cross-industry Black leaders. We utilise a combination of mentoring, education, though leadership ...

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Returners

We define returners as individuals who have taken a career break of at least 18 months. Whilst career returners are not ...

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Race and Ethnicity

Our Mission Our mission is to challenge the industry status quo so that people of different races, ethnicities and religions ...

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Neurodiversity

Neurodiversity refers to the diversity of human brains and considers differences of how our brains are ‘wired’ as simply another ...

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LGBTQ+

The LGBT+ Workstream is an umbrella group made up of LGBT Great and InterInvest. The workstream is co-chaired by Matt ...

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Early Careers

Our workstream aims to increase young people’s access to and awareness of career paths in the UK Investment & ...

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Social Mobility

A disproportionate number of senior roles in our industry are occupied by those from wealthy backgrounds.  The Bridge Group’s ...

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Working Families

Working families encompasses employees who have parental or carer responsibilities, and the scope of this workstream covers a broad range ...

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SMART working

There are many forms of SMART working – it can describe a place of work, for example working from home, or ...

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Disability

An inclusive culture that supports and celebrates disabled employees will lead to happier and more productive employees, who will thrive ...

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Gender Equality

The goal of the gender equality workstream is to promote cultural and behavioural initiatives that help create an environment in ...

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A father’s story

Michael Blighe from our Disability workstream shares a story about being a parent of a child with additional needs and ...

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Diversity Project Veterans Workstream – Leadership Event

Have you recently been promoted to manager of a team? Do you aspire to a leadership position and want to ...

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Congenital Hip Dysplasia Story

Jenni says, “At first, I seemed like an ordinary baby with no issues and then as I became a toddler ...

Case Study

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Working Families Case Study – Back up care – Mercer

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Diversity Project roles and responsibilities 2022

Outlining the remit and roles of the Advisory Council, Steering Group and Workstreams....

Case Study

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Working Families Case Study – Enhanced Paternity Leave – Julius Bär

Julius Bär’s case study on enhanced paternity leave....

eNewsletter

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Twelfth E-Newsletter

The Diversity Project has an ambitious, multi-faceted aim: to create a more diverse and inclusive investment and savings industry. That ...

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Webinar: Navigating the challenges of managing hybrid teams in a post Covid world

The Diversity Project in partnership with How Do You Do It and Remote Kontrol launched a practical guide for managers ...

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Mental Health

Purpose: The purpose of the mental health workstream is to accelerate progress towards an inclusive culture around mental health within ...

Video

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Neurodiversity: The time is now – webinar

Neurodiversity provides access to a new set of skills and perspectives and often comes with very distinct talents. When companies ...

Case Study

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Working Families Case Study – Male Allyship/Paternity Leave – E2W

E2W’s case study on male allyship and paternity leave....

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#embRACEyourcareer

The #embRACEyourcareer series consists of eight videos, where highly accomplished ethnically diverse senior investment leaders share their insights and thoughts ...

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Diversity Project – Aims And Objectives 2022

The Diversity Project’s aims and objectives for 2022....

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Men in Menopause Webinar

Looking at the menopause from a man’s perspective, whether it be their partners, work colleagues, friends or family. It’...

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Mental Health, Nutrition and Exercise in Menopause webinar

Our experienced panellists discuss how non-HRT therapies, including exercise and nutrition, can help you manage your menopause journey. Watch the ...

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Men in Menopause Webinar

Watch this webinar where we looked at the menopause from a man’s perspective, whether it be their partners, work ...

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Menopause for Line Managers Webinar

Approximately 130,000 women* in financial services dealing with the menopause transition at any one time, this is a workplace issue and ...

Case Study

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Working Families Case Study – Family Care Leave – Fidelity International

In March 2021, Fidelity International launched a company-wide Family Care Leave Policy meaning that all employees across the globe will have ...

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Mental Health, Nutrition and Exercise in Menopause

On the 15th of July, the Diversity Project held a Mental Health, Nutrition and Exercise in Menopause webinar. Our experienced ...

News

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Investment Week: Talking about race and ethnicity can be difficult, but do it anyway

Dimple Mistry and Kelly Tran of the Diversity Project have had an article published in Investment Week. Please follow the ...

Best Practice

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Working Families: the ‘Gold Standard’ Best Practice Guide

With 13 million working parents in the UK and 1 in 8 adults having caring responsibilities, working families make up a significant proportion ...

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Best Practice Guide for Working Families Webinar

The Diversity Project in partnership with How Do You Do It launched it’s Best Practice Guide for Working Families. ...

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Types of Menopause

Types of Menopause – covering menopause in all types of people, not just women of a certain age. It covers: Typical ...

Ambassadors

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Danny Wallace

I am white British. I live in Manchester. I went to a comprehensive school followed by college and work. I ...

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Philip Fielding

I joined MacKay Shields UK LLP in December 2021 as Senior Managing Director and Co-Head of the Emerging Markets Debt team. ...

Article

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Investment Week: Talking about race and ethnicity can be difficult, but do it anyway

Dimple Mistry and Kelly Tran of the Diversity Project have had an article published in Investment Week. Investment Week: Talking ...

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Hybrid Working – A practical guide for managers: making hybrid working work

This guide is designed to offer practical answers to some of the questions we’ve heard raised by managers from ...

Blog

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‘Has anyone told you that you have MS?’

‘Has anyone told you that you have MS?’ was the first time I have had to personally think about Multiple ...

Blog

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Epilepsy Story

Jenni’s sister has epilepsy. It was diagnosed later in her life. There were subtle signs, but her family were ...

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Social mobility, inequality and fairness: An interview with Dr Louise Ashley

Dr Louise Ashley never set out to become an expert and academic on social class. After completing a PhD on ...

Campaigns

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#WeAre

We have launched the #WeAre campaign to de-stigmatise the perception of disability by putting faces to lived experience. Our role ...

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Webinar: Different types of menopause and menopause like symptoms

The Diversity Project held a short educational session followed by a panel event, with a Q&A session for ...

Ambassadors

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Rowena Wisniewska Sethi

I started my career in private legal practice back in 1999 before joining the Treasury Solicitor/Government Legal Department for a ...

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Allied Together: IDAHOBIT 2022 Virtual Event

LGBT Great, ​in partnership with Citi​, were delighted to invite you to our IDAHOBIT 2022 Virtual Event, Allied Together. This engaging ...

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Skills workshop 2022

Interested in a career in investment and savings but not sure how to apply or what knowledge is needed? Our ...

Ambassadors

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Nicole Howard

I was born and grew up in Essex, educated at a local comprehensive school – I was lucky to have a ...

Ambassadors

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Alison Lee

I am a third generation Scottish Hong Konger, my grandparents immigrated from Hong Kong to Scotland to escape poverty in ...

Ambassadors

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Maria Long

I am of Irish heritage but born and raised in Britain. I have been in the alternative investment industry for ...

Steering group

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Hannah Goodyear

Hannah is the Diversity and Inclusion Programme Associate at Natixis Investment Managers. Her role focuses on the delivery and implementation ...

Ambassadors

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Larissa Machiels

I was born in the US, but grew up in London to European parents. I studied Human Geography at university, ...

Ambassadors

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Edwin Luther

I have been working in financial services for over 10 years, I am currently a Wealth Manager for Templar European Investment ...

Ambassadors

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Daniel May

As Programme Manager, Regulatory at Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) I lead complex programmes to meet mandatory obligations across regimes (...

Ambassadors

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Valentina Herrera

I was born in a small town in Ukraine, so grew up with an aspiration to get myself an education & ...

Ambassadors

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Simran Delfino

I am a legal professional with over 15 years experience providing legal, regulatory and compliance advice within the financial services industry ...

Advisory Council

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Alex Castle

I am a white British male, born and raised in London. I studied Chemistry, Industrial Economics and Technology at the ...

Steering group

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Mark Horne

I was born in Essex, England and joined the finance industry at the ripe old age of 16. I worked through ...

Steering group

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Maria Cobbe

I joined Stanhope Capital in 2019 and focus on advising institutional non-profits and Middle Eastern family investors. I also chair Stanhope’...

Advisory Council

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Vicki Foster

Vicki is Divisional Director for Responsible Business at SJP. In this role she leads the groups approach to being a ...

Steering group

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Maria Spooner

My career has taken me from A&E nursing in Whitechapel to Occupational Health Advising, mainly in the drinks industry ...

Advisory Council

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Joe Davidson

I grew up in South east London and went to a state school before going to university at Warwick to ...

Advisory Council

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Ian Shea

Ian joined the firm 2016 and is Managing Director of Acadian Asset Management (U.K.) Limited. Prior to his current role, ...

Steering group

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Oliver Close

Oliver joined Acadian Asset Management (U.K.) Limited in 2015 and is the Director of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) ...

Advisory Council

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Georgina Fogo

Georgina Fogo is Chief Risk Officer at Janus Henderson Investors, a position she has held since joining the firm in 2018. ...

Advisory Council

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Tord Stallvik

I am Chief Executive Officer of Redwheel and have been with the company since 2015. My mission at Redwheel is to ...

Steering group

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Roxy Kennedy

I joined Redwheel as Head of Human Resources in May 2021. I have 20 years’ HR & Recruiting experience within various financial services ...

Ambassadors

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Charlotte Francis

When I was 15, I lost half of my hearing overnight. With the help of the fantastic National Health Service and ...

Steering group

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Ula McDonnell

I am white British with Irish parents. I went to an all-girls catholic school in Enfield in North London and ...

Steering group

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Kirsty Martey

I am a working-class woman from various North London council estates (lifelong Arsenal fan!). I attended a state all-girls Catholic ...

Advisory Council

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Andrew Benton

Andrew Benton is Head of Northern Europe and MENA at Natixis Investment Managers. Based in London, he manages all institutional ...

Steering group

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Natalie Maidment

I have worked in financial services since graduating in 2006. The majority of my career has been within Human Resources as ...

Steering group

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Georgina Hammond

Georgina Hammond joined Willis Towers Watson (WTW) in 2007, following a career break to take care of her son. She is ...

Advisory Council

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Nathan Adams

Nathan is a member of the Aviva Investors Executive Committee and is responsible for delivering our people agenda to drive ...

Advisory Council

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Peter Sanderson

Pete Sanderson is group chief executive officer of GAM Holding. Before joining GAM, Peter was a managing director at BlackRock, ...

Ambassadors

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Robert Baker

I have been a passionate supporter of diversity, equity and inclusion throughout my 40 year consulting career at Mercer. I helped ...

Ambassadors

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Avni-Thakrar-Neeliah

I am a British Asian woman and have been in the financial services industry for over 16 years. I am currently ...

Advisory Council

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Mike Weston

I am a middle aged, balding and bespectacled white male, but I am also the son of a decorator and ...

Steering group

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Kelly Tran

I am originally from Vietnam and was fortunate to have won academic scholarships to study in the UK.I am ...

Ambassadors

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Berfin Siyirtmac

I was born and raised in the UK, but I am originally of Turkish descent. I have a degree in ...

Advisory Council

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Darren Johnson

Darren Johnson is Executive Director and Global Chief Operating Officer at Impax Asset Management and sits on the Executive Committee. ...

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Disability: the last big taboo for businesses

Whilst many organisations are prioritising DEI, fewer are actively working on disability. We wanted to raise awareness and change attitudes ...

Ambassadors

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Jennifer Matthews

I am a white British autistic woman from Kent. I have 20 years’ experience in Financial Services, starting my career in ...

Steering group

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Kirsty Beasley

I am white British, went to a mixed comprehensive school in Berkshire before studying economics at Birmingham University. I have ...

Advisory Council

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Helen Prior

Helen is a senior leader in Cardano’s client team, delivering advice and solutions across the UK client base. She ...

Steering group

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Katie Moran

Katie is white British and grew up in Devon. She attended a single-sex state grammar school and from there, went ...

Advisory Council

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Marina Lund

Marina is CEO and Head of Institutional Clients, Partner, of Longview Partners LLP.  She has spent her entire career ...

Event

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Know your value – How to benchmark and negotiate for equal pay

This Cross-Company Mentee online event “Know your value – How to benchmark and negotiate for equal pay”, was held on Thursday 24...

Guide

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Male Allies Guide

Male Allies: An untapped and powerful resource as we strive for Gender Equality. A guide for leaders to know where ...

Resource

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First-of-its-kind ‘Future Female Fund Managers Programme’ set to move the dial on diversity

The Diversity Project is launching a first-of-its-kind Future Female Fund Managers Programme – an industry wide effort to address the under-representation ...

News

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International Women’s Day: The Diversity Project’s Three Point Plan to Reach Our 2026 Gender Targets.

As we celebrate International Women’s Day 2022 – and in the UK, there is much cause for celebration; women are now ...

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Fish out of Water

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Nabeel Mughal

I am an equity fund manager with over 20 years’ experience in the asset management industry having worked in numerous firms ...

Guide

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IWD 2022 Diversity Project Menopause webinar

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Guide

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The Diversity Project launches new Inclusive Culture Guide for CEOs

The Diversity Project has set out practical steps to achieving an inclusive culture in a new guide aimed at CEOs ...

Guide

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CEO Inclusive Culture Guide: Summary

An inclusive culture is a better place to work for everyone. It is associated with higher engagement, productivity, and profitability, ...

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CEO Inclusive Culture Guide Part 3: Recap and resources

Part 3: recaps the key points and provides checklists and resources. Part three provides a recap, checklists, and materials to support ...

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CEO Inclusive Culture Guide Part 2: Digging deeper – if you want to

Part 2: digs deeper if you want to. Part two provides more options and looks at some of the complexities around ...

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CEO Inclusive Culture Guide Part 1: Deciding what steps to take

Part 1: takes you through deciding the steps to take now. Part one is designed to help CEOs determine where their ...

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Nest Case Study: Successfully Recruiting Diverse Talent

The Nest Summer Internship program 2021. Christina Finlay, Director of Data & Analytics at Nest, has always been acutely aware of ...

Case Study

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HSBC Asset Management Case Study: Social Mobility

At HSBC Asset Management we believe passionately in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I). We have a vision to ...

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CEO Inclusive Culture Guide

The CEO Inclusive Culture Guide provides up to date, pragmatic yet insightful advice, tool kits and experiences in one helpful ...

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Diversity Project’s Inclusive Culture Guide for CEOs

Curious about what shifts the inclusion dial? This webinar discussed the practical steps that are being taken to level the ...

Blog

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Why Project Management is like attacking a hill*

So people often ask me the similarities between my old job as an Officer in the Parachute Regiment in the ...

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Diversity Project’s International Women’s Day webinar series

The #DiversityProject’s International Women’s Day webinar series on the 8th of March: #BreakingTheBias. We held three consecutive interactive ...

Ambassadors

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Veronique Botton

I come from a family of Engineers and wine makers. Born on the French Riviera I was nevertheless always referred ...

Ambassadors

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Sinitta Callman

I was born in Nigeria and moved to the UK when I was 4 years old. My childhood was exposed to ...

Ambassadors

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Katie Dix

While my career may not have followed the most direct path so far, I do believe there is a thread ...

Event

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LGBT History Month

LGBT Great, a Partner and supporter of the Diversity Project, invited you to their History Month webinar in partnership with ...

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Adriana Weber

I am Latin American born in Mexico. I studied Industrial and Systems Engineering in university, where I first experienced being ...

Blog

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10 things I wish I knew before I left the Armed Forces

As a leaving present, I was given recruitment forms for fast food joints that the Wardroom had collected on their ...

Article

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Wider take-up of shared parental leave would reduce the impact Of maternity leave on the gender pensions gap by 60%

This International Men’s Day, new research by NOW: Pensions and the Diversity Project is putting a spotlight on the ...

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Working families – 5-year plan

The Diversity Project’s Working Families 5 year plan....

Ambassadors

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Miren-Edurne De Frutos

I am Spanish born but have spent my adult life studying and working abroad, notably in France, Germany, Italy, UK, ...

Ambassadors

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Edward Tinwell

Having studied Human Biology at the University of Birmingham, it was not necessarily a given that I would establish my ...

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Lucy Brown

I am white British although my paternal grandmother was German. I was born in the North West of England, moving ...

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Kerry Burgess

I have been Practice Manager with First Wealth for five years. In that time, we have made a lot of ...

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Phoebe Ellis

I was born in Surrey and my mother’s family are originally from the Caribbean.  I studied American Studies ...

eNewsletter

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Eleventh E-Newsletter

What a busy year it has been! Thank you everyone for your hard work – it’s been so important as ...

Advisory Council

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Guy Matthews

I am white British and Managing Partner of Sarasin & Partners LLP.  I have worked at Sarasin for over 27 ...

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Katherine Hussein

I am Vietnamese by ethnicity, British by nationality, and Muslim by faith. I was born in London and grew up ...

Event

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Why Hiring Veterans Makes Good Business Sense

This was in person event was an opportunity for employers to hire quality, committed and talented veterans of the armed ...

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Social mobility and its discontents: An interview with Lee Elliot-Major

Social mobility refers to the upward (and downward) movement of individuals through the rungs of social class. Socioeconomic diversity, on ...

Guide

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New guide for “Supporting Working Carers”

The How Do You Do It organisation has put together this great guide Supporting Working Carers. With over 5 million carers ...

Advisory Council

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Julia Hobart

I am white, British and female, and consider myself a Londoner having lived here most of my life. And, although ...

Steering group

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Richard Berke

Richard is the Global Head of Recruitment within Pantheon’s HR team. He is also a member of Pantheon’s ...

Ambassadors

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Nimisha Sodha

I am a British Indian woman born and raised in the UK by my mother and father who are originally ...

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DP and HSBC Asset Management Extended Leave Research Findings

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International Day of Persons with Disabilities

The 3rd December marks ‘International Day of Persons with Disabilities’ – a day for celebration, learning and action. The theme for ...

Ambassadors

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Eleanor Daplyn

I had a fairly peripatetic early upbringing, moving between the UK and more far-flung locations due to my parents’ work ...

Ambassadors

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Loretta Lau

I am passionate about female empowerment and developing young talents. Being Hong Kong Chinese raised in Hong Kong, I attended ...

Event

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Spotlight on Women in Investments – Career Progression

Many believe that professionals know where they want to go and how to get there. But in reality, most of ...

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Video: Ask Me Anything: Returners – how to access a diverse talent pool

This Q+A session will demystify the common misconceptions and challenges around hiring returners and discuss how you can leverage ...

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Returners – An Untapped Source Of Talent

Returner initiatives aim to create a supported route back to a professional level role for individuals who have taken an ...

Ambassadors

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Zoe Campbell

I am a British White woman born in Beaconsfield and went to school in Worcestershire.  Having dyslexia made me ...

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David Aujla

I am state school educated and was largely raised by a single parent. My background is working class and I’...

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Gareth Miller

I am white, British and went to a state comprehensive school before studying history at university. I then qualified as ...

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#Reset4Inclusion: Diversity Project Annual Event

Our fifth annual Diversity Project Industry Wide Event, was held in London at Aviva Investors, and virtually on Wednesday 24 November 2021. ...

Article

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Menopause in the Workplace: Impact on Women in Financial Services

128,000 women or 1 in 10 employees working in our industry are currently going through the menopause. Read the report from the Fawcett ...

Case Study

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Gender Balance by Design

This compendium is a live document show casing case studies of firms that are leading the way towards gender balance ...

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Talent Leader Exchange webinar September 2021

What can I do to help my organisation become more inclusive? The NeuroLeadership Institute and the Diversity Project held a ...

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Debbie Dalzell

Debbie was previously at BlackRock, and formerly Merrill Lynch Investment Management, for 16 years, where she held a number of senior ...

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Claire Skinner

Claire has over 20 years of experience within the pensions and investment industry and is currently a member of the UK ...

Advisory Council

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Helen Watson

Helen is CEO of Rothschild & Co Wealth Management UK and Co-Head of the global Wealth Management business at Rothschild &...

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Diversity Project and LGBT Great Response to the UK Regulators ‘Diversity and inclusion in the financial sector – working together to drive change’.

We welcome the regulators’ Discussion Paper, which signals an increased focus on creating a more diverse and inclusive investment and ...

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Disability webpage launched

Disability webpage launched with lots of useful resources and information. Take a look at our new disability webpage....

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I Before D, That’s The Way It’s Meant To Be

Caroline Keetch, the co-Founder of Halsey Keetch and a Diversity Project Ambassador, explores what inclusion in the workplace means and ...

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Webinar: Ask Me Anything: Returners – How to access a diverse talent pool

This Q+A session demystified the common misconceptions and challenges around hiring returners and discussed how you can leverage untapped ...

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Fish out of Water

The Fish out of Water Campaign is based on real life stories of individuals within our industry who have often ...

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‘Changing words into actions’ #TALKABOUTBLACK

In the summer of 2020 thousands of people supported the #IAM campaign in support of racial fairness and over 1,600 professionals in ...

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Spotlight on Women in Investments – Mentors

What difference can a mentor make? Does it matter if a mentor is a man or a woman? Should it ...

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Priyal Kanabar

I am a London-born woman of Indian heritage, my father was born in Malawi, and my mother in India. I ...

Advisory Council

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Richard Lockwood

I am white British and hail from the south, my family from Tottenham and Holloway in north London. I attended ...

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I before D, that’s the way it’s meant to be – what does inclusion actually mean?

Inclusion is central to creating diverse and healthy workplaces. This webinar explored Caroline Keetch’s, a Diversity Project’s Ambassador, ...

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Marcia Fray

I was born in Portsmouth to a white mother, and a Jamaican father. My father’s family moved to the ...

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Andrea Oman

I am white, Irish and was educated in a state school. I am a member of the ACCA. I have ...

Advisory Council

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Andrew Kehoe

I am an Irish American raised in Boston, Massachusetts. I studied at both public and private schools and received a ...

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Zandile Nkhata

Zandile Nkhata is Head of Belonging, Inclusion and Diversity at Investec Group. In this role, Zandi is responsible for driving ...

Advisory Council

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Ben Gold

I am a white British male from a Jewish background although I am not religious at all. I grew up ...

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The class ceiling: An interview with Sam Friedman

Few people in the UK have thought more about social mobility and equality than sociologist Sam Friedman. In this wide-ranging ...

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Kristina Ingate

Kristina Ingate is currently Director for Governance and Company Secretary at London CIV which manages assets for 32 London Local Authority ...

eNewsletter

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Tenth E-Newsletter

The Diversity Project is 5 years old! As we celebrated the milestone in June (brief recap and information about a new ...

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Amanda Latham

I’m white Australian and went to state and private schools. I studied Law, Politics and Sociology at universities in ...

Advisory Council

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Antje Hensel-Roth

Having joined ICG in 2018 as a Partner, Antje was promoted to Chief People and External Affairs Officer in 2020, with ownership ...

Event

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The science behind what I can do to help my organisation become more inclusive

We partnered with the NeuroLeadership Institute, a leader in behavioural science, to bring you this informative and interactive taster session ...

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Asset Owner Diversity Charter Launched

A group of UK asset owners are today inviting others to sign a new Diversity Charter to tackle a lack ...

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Asset Owner Diversity Charter

This is a commitment by signatory firms to work together to build an investment industry which represents a more balanced ...

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Asset Owner Diversity Charter Toolkit

This document supports signatories in their commitment to the implementation of the Asset Owner Diversity Charter....

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Asset Owner Diversity Charter – FAQs

Frequently asked questions on the Asset Owner Diversity Charter....

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Asset Owner Diversity & Inclusion Questionnaire

A Excel Spreadsheet diversity and inclusion questionnaire for Asset Managers....

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Asset Owner Diversity Charter

Home > Search results for "" Diversity for asset managers is at a critical tipping point, as asset owners we have a ...

Ambassadors

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Jo Roy

I studied Business and Finance at City University which was well known for attracting students from all over the world ...

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Ross Marder

I am white British, born in London and lived in Essex most of my life. I attended a mixed state ...

Advisory Council

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Asa Norrie

Åsa is a Swedish name and I am a Swedish speaking Finn awarded an Erasmus scholarship to the UK in ...

Case Study

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Intermediate Capital Group & The Return Hub Case Study

A inclusive recruitment initiative case study....

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Race and Ethnicity Workstream 5 Year Plan

The five year plan for the Diversity Project’s Race and Ethnicity Workstream....

Advisory Council

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Ian Simm

I went to a state school in Yorkshire, where I became fascinated by science, so I studied physics at Cambridge ...

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Carly Magee

I am white British and went to school in Hampshire before studying Pharmacology at the University of Bristol.     ...

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Alison Dayton

I am Australian with a mixed ethnicity background. According to a DNA test I am 45.3% Indian, 20.3% North/West European, 9.4% Irish/...

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Video: Inclusive marketing and digital access webinar

We in the Investment and Savings industry can do more to make our marketing more inclusive, find out in this ...

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Accelerating Black Inclusion Panel Event

The Covid 19 pandemic and the murder of George Floyd have exposed racial inequity, catapulted Black inclusion up the corporate agenda, ...

Advisory Council

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Matthew Spencer

Matthew is a highly effective leader of business development teams with unique experience of managing external and internal growth strategies ...

Case Study

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Video: New Ways of Working with Fidelity International

The Diversity Project’s SMART Working workstream is pleased to launch a case study series on New Ways of Working ...

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The Diversity Project’s 5 year goals

The Diversity Project celebrates its 5th anniversary and sets out ambitious new targets to accelerate progress towards a more inclusive ...

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Diversity Project – 5 Year Anniversary

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Find out more about our focus for the next five years

Marking its fifth anniversary, the Diversity Project reflects on progress and sets out new targets for the next five years....

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Steve Butler on the launch of ‘The Diversity Project’ book

I’m a white, middle-aged man, with nothing that would count as a disability. I’m not an obvious champion ...

Advisory Council

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Alexandra Altinger

Alexandra Altinger is Chief Executive Officer of J O Hambro Capital Management UK, Europe and Asia.  She previously spent ...

D&I Data

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Video: Masterclass in Ethnicity Pay Gap Reporting

A report released in April from LGBT Great, EY and the Diversity Project found that while 80% of investment industry leaders ...

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Disrupting class: An interview with Sophie Pender, founder of the 93% Club

Sophie Pender kindly agreed to take a break from her high-pressured (and billable) work schedule as a lawyer to discuss ...

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Neurodiversity – Tips from the Experts

Neurodiversity is the only scientifically proven way of increasing diversity of thought. It is also one of the most complex ...

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New Ways of Working with Square

The Diversity Project’s SMART Working workstream launched a case study series on New Ways of Working where financial services ...

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Spotlight on Women in Investments : Calling all those with tech transferable skills – the Investment industry needs you!

It’s a myth that you need to have done a maths or economics degree to get a job in ...

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LGBT Great: Pride 2021: Global Top 100 Executive Allies & Awards

We were delighted to invite you to LGBT Great’s virtual event: Pride 2021: Global Top 100 Executive Allies & Awards. This ...

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The Challenge of Mental Health in the Workplace

The Diversity Project advocates Mental Health First Aid training as a standard for member firms. However, there are a number ...

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New Ways of Working with Fidelity International

The Diversity Project’s SMART Working workstream launched a case study series on New Ways of Working where financial services ...

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Diversity Project 5-year anniversary and book launch

On the 21st of June 2021 at 2pm – 3pm we celebrated the Diversity Project’s fifth anniversary and book launch! We ...

Video

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Video: ‘How to Neurodiversity’ Webinar

The Diversity Project’s Neurodiversity Workstream is proud to present ‘How to Neurodiversity’. Neurodiversity refers to the diversity of human ...

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Leaving Covid Behind – Putting Neuroinclusion Ahead

Our COVID-19 working experience has helped us recognise that there is more than one way to get things done. Successful ...

Ambassadors

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Ammaar Lateef

I am third generation Northern Irish, with heritage from the Indian subcontinent. I attended Campbell College where I was one ...

Ambassadors

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Suhaila Harji

I am currently Chief of Staff at PGIM Investments, where I work closely with the board and senior management to ...

Advisory Council

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Daniel Melley

Dan is a Partner and the UK Head of Mercer’s Investment business, where we help institutional asset owners achieve ...

Video

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Video: Battlefield Surgery and Mental Resilience Webinar

Battlefield Surgery and Mental Resilience - a conversation with Surgeon Captain Kate Prior....

Ambassadors

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Lindsey Bass

I am a white, cis-gendered mother to two girls, and have been blind in one eye since the age of 5. ...

Case Study

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Redington Case Study: Line Management

The Diversity Project has identified the important role that line or people managers can play in creating an inclusive culture. ...

Event

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“How to Neurodiversity”: An introduction to successful neuroinclusion

The Diversity Project’s Neurodiversity Workstream was proud to present ‘How to Neurodiversity’. Neurodiversity refers to the diversity of human ...

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Video: Inclusive Line Management Webinar

Having effective line managers is key to ensuring that the working environment is inclusive....

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Video: New Ways of Working webinar with Aberdeen Standard

Part of our SMART working webinar series: New Ways of Working with Aberdeen Standard....

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Masterclass in Ethnicity Pay Gap Reporting

A report released in April from LGBT Great, EY and the Diversity Project found that while 80% of investment industry leaders ...

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Catherine Schaefer

I joined Nuveen in 2018 and lead the people strategy across all of our International offices, including culture, inclusion equity and ...

eNewsletter

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Ninth E-Newsletter

It’s been another busy quarter for the Diversity Project as we started our efforts towards 2021’s objectives with more ...

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Diversity trends in leadership and ESG investing

This event was organised by CFA UK’s Black Professionals Working Group and is free to attend. The release of ...

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Video: Hybrid Working webinar

With hybrid working becoming the norm, it is important that employers and employees know how to get it right. We ...

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Melisa Fung

I am from Hong Kong and have been in the UK for over 10 years. I studied Law for my undergraduate ...

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Kerry Amies

Kerry Amies is International Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Manager at T. Rowe Price, a global asset management firm headquartered in ...

Blog

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How can men be better allies to women at work?

What’s men’s role in creating gender equality at work? This was the stirring topic covered in the webinar, ‘...

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Spotlight on Women in Investments: Driving Change – Diversity and inclusion in the Investments Industry

Whilst there is still much to do in this space, the industry is actively working on becoming more diverse and ...

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The Bright Side of Mental Health

The Diversity Project’s Mental Health Workstream was proud to present ‘The Bright Side of Mental Health’. Kay Tear and ...

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Digital Access and Inclusion in the Investment and Savings Industry

The webinar on Digital Access and Inclusion in the Investment and Savings Industry, held on 20th of May 2021 at 2pm, ...

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InterInvest Ally Training

Allies play a vital role in the diversity and inclusion process through all aspects of our lives – personal and professional. ...

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New Ways of Working with Aberdeen Standard

The Diversity Project’s SMART Working workstream was pleased to launch a case study series on New Ways of Working ...

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Kiran Inamdar

I am a British Indian born and raised in Leeds where I attended a mixed state school. After completing my ...

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Louise Fernandes

I am first-generation born in the UK and live in South West London with my husband and two dogs. I ...

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Joanne Jones

Joanne Jones is currently serving as a Programme Manager where she is overseeing several workstreams across Europe. She was the ...

Ambassadors

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Carine Packer

Being a British Caribbean woman with a degree in Law and South East Asian Law, I never thought I would ...

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Holding up the mirror

This report seeks to build a case for how we can achieve collective success by looking at the current state ...

Guide

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The IA launches its Diversity Data Guide

The IA has launched its Diversity Data Guide, produced in partnership with PwC. The Diversity Data Guide comes from the ...

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Video: Holding up the mirror Webinar

Our Webinar on the Holding up the Mirror report, held on the 22nd April 2021. "It's vital that we do make ...

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Launch of ‘Holding Up the Mirror’ confronts the challenges of diversity data collection

LGBT Great, EY, the Diversity Project and Nicsa launch ‘Holding Up the Mirror: Diversity Data in the Investment, Wealth Management ...

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Raniyah Qureshi

I joined Polar Capital in 2018 as an investment analyst in the European Income team. As a result, I spend a ...

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Diversity Project – Goals and Objectives 2021

The Diversity Project’s Goals and Objectives for 2021....

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Spotlight on Women in Investments – In business EQ eats IQ for breakfast

What’s the difference between EQ and IQ? Is emotional intelligence misunderstood? Is it confused with ‘being emotional’ and are ...

Advisory Council

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Gavin Rochussen

Gavin Rochussen, Chief Executive, joined Polar Capital in July 2017 and was previously Group Chief Executive at J O Hambro Capital ...

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Devvya Sharma

I am an Indian, born and raised in Mumbai. I’m an engineer by background, with over 14 years of programming ...

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Ashley Fagan

I was born and raised in Canada but have lived in London for over 15 years and proud to also be ...

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Chloe Burnett

I am a white British female and was raised in Oxford. I studied Geography at the University of Southampton and ...

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Maria Di Napoli

I am originally from Italy and currently live in London with my son and our black labrador. I graduated from ...

Video

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Video: Male Allies for Gender Equality

View this video for practical ways men can become better allies. Featuring; Jon Terry, Kathleen Hughes, Mitesh Sheth, Sarai Jacob-Whelan ...

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Janus Henderson Case Study: Recruiting Diverse Talent

All investment companies search for a competitive advantage. Janus Henderson already knew that the diversity of its people and the ...

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Social Mobility web page launched

Our Social Mobility web page has now been added to The Diversity Project’s website. Please visit this page for ...

Event

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Battlefield Surgery and Mental Resilience – a conversation with Surgeon Captain Kate Prior

The Veterans’ and Gender Equality workstreams of the Diversity Project invited you to a Q&A with Surgeon Captain ...

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Diversity Data: What is at stake? Business, Reputation and Talent

You were invited to attend the launch of the “Holding up the mirror: diversity data in the investment, wealth management ...

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James Whiteman

I am white British, raised by a single parent and educated at a state comprehensive school in Devon. I have ...

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Oliver Wyman: Making the Invisible Visible

Companies recognize that diverse executive teams drive more innovation and better business outcomes, and in acknowledgment of that have been ...

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A Government’s perspective on gender equality

From Moving Ahead's Gender Balance Summit, Baroness Helena Morrissey DBE, the Diversity Project's Chair interviews the Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss ...

Blog

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Beyond what you see: Lynne Connolly meets Anjli Shah

In this regular series of interviews, Lynne Connolly, Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion, speaks to colleagues and guests about ...

Ambassadors

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Mona Patel

I was born and brought up in Scotland in the 70s, quite an experience as an Indian child. I was ...

Event

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Spotlight on Women in Investments – Celebrating our Differences

In celebration of International Women’s Day 2021, we are proud of being women in the Investment and Savings Industry. Listen ...

Event

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Diversity Project Marketing and Press Collaboration Webinar

The Diversity Project hosted a special session for marketing and communications teams from our member firms. It was an opportunity ...

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Webinar, 28th January 2021: Making the investment industry more accessible for people with disabilities

Our Ability workstream presents a panel featuring Ability workstream members who will share their unique experiences of how they've personally ...

Advisory Council

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David Durlacher

David is chief executive of Julius Baer International Limited, responsible for Julius Baer’s business in the UK and Guernsey. ...

Ambassadors

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Jessica Swindon

I was born in South Africa before immigrating to Australia in 2003 at the age of 10 and subsequently moving to London ...

Resource

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CityHive Mentoring Scheme 2021

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Webinar, 24 February 2021: The UK Military Response To COVID

In this session, you will hear from serving officers about how they have responded to the challenge of COVID and ...

Event

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Inclusive line management: Why line management is critical to creating an inclusive culture

Many organisations are frustrated that, despite having diversity and inclusion programmes in place, they are making very little progress. Attracting ...

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What makes an inclusive leader? Lessons from leading figures during COVID-19

Inclusive leadership is key to creating an inclusive culture in which diverse talent can thrive and contribute to business success. ...

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Male allyship – how men can become better allies to women

Over the last few years many investment and savings firms have stepped up their focus on tackling gender inequalities and ...

Event

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Continuing to close the gender gap

The financial services industry has been making progress on gender balance in the workforce and this progress is beginning to ...

Event

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Neuroinclusion Roundtable: What are your superpowers?

Neurodiversity can come with very distinct strengths. However, in the workplace, the focus can more often be on highlighting areas ...

Ambassadors

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Chantelle Kelly

I was born and raised in east London from parents who migrated to England as part of the Windrush generation. ...

Ambassadors

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Samantha Seaton

I’m Australian and moved to the UK soon after completing my computer science degree many years ago.  I ...

Video

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Acknowledging and Managing Anxiety Webinar 12 Feb 2021

It is estimated that close to 20% of adults suffer from anxiety in any one year. It is likely that we ...

Advisory Council

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Stephen Welton

I was born in Johannesburg and came to England when I was 11.  Instead of ending up as a game ...

Advisory Council

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Ted Duffy

I joined Wellington in 2007 and moved to London with my family in August of 2019 to take over as the head ...

Event

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Spotlight on Women in Investments – Imposter Phenomenon

A discussion on the Imposter Phenomenon, and find practical tips to help manage it effectively. Gillian Hepburn of Schroders is ...

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Inclusion and Diversity at Schroders: a new approach to flexible working

At Schroders, we’re committed to creating an inclusive workplace where our people feel empowered to be themselves with a ...

Event

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City Hive / #Talk About Black 2021 Mentoring Scheme Sponsor

The Diversity Project partnered with City Hive and #TAB on a bold and ambitious initiative that is crucial in encouraging, ...

Ambassadors

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Arun Kelshiker

I am a British Asian, born and brought up in London, who genuinely feels like a global citizen, having spent ...

Video

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Video: Why you are missing out on diverse returning talent

Rachel Harris, Chair of the Diversity Project's returners workstream, leads a discussion on why you are missing out on diverse ...

Ambassadors

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Stephanie Slade

Stephanie is white British and grew up in Surrey. Stephanie gave up a university place to join the investment industry ...

Ambassadors

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Celina Nowak

I am Polish/British. I began my education in Poland where I was born, before moving to Wales to start ...

Blog

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My experience with anxiety

I have probably suffered from anxiety from a young age. I remember being prescribed a short course of tranquilisers when ...

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Charlene Sagoe

Charlene Sagoe was born in Liberia, West Africa, and spent her early years in Romania where her father served as ...

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Richard Stephens

I am white British, was born in Scotland and went to school in multicultural Leicester. I studied finance before joining ...

Event

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Insights Webinar: LGBT History Month & Insights Research Launch

LGBT Great and Investment Week are pleased to hold our virtual LGBT History Month event in partnership with St James’ ...

Event

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The UK Military Response to COVID

We have all responded to the COVID pandemic by adjusting our business models and working practices to support our clients, ...

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The Women in Asset Management virtual summit 2021

The Transatlantic edition of the virtual summit welcomed distinguished speakers to deep dive into perspectives, opportunities, strategies and thought leadership ...

Video

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The urgent need to focus on the gender agenda amidst the pandemic

During a webinar on 3rd February attended by over 200, the Diversity Project’s CEO gender subgroup and the co-leads of ...

Ambassadors

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Henry Hodges

I am white British, born and raised in Essex where I attended Colchester Royal Grammar School. I studied French with ...

Resource

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Scope Get Inclusive: Access to Work

There has been lots of research from Scope and other organisations on the extra costs of living and working for ...

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Scope Get Inclusive: Interview Toolkit

Scope research shows disabled jobseekers apply for 60% more roles than non-disabled people. Introducing a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled people ...

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Scope Get Inclusive: Policies and Procedures

Scope research shows that 53% of disabled people have experienced bullying or harassment at work. 58% have felt at risk of losing ...

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Scope Get Inclusive: Recruitment Toolkit

Scope research shows that gap between the employment rates of disabled and non-disabled people has remained at 30% for the last ...

Educational Programmes

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City Hive and #Talkaboutblack Cross-Company Mentoring Scheme 2021

Following their successful inaugural scheme, in 2021, #Talkaboutblack is proud to be collaborating with City Hive, a network for change that ...

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Sachin Bhatia

I am a Londoner born and bred with Indian parents. I am privately educated and watched my first-generation immigrant parents ...

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Socioeconomic Diversity in the Investment and Savings Industry

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Event

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Acknowledging and Managing Anxiety

It is estimated that close to 20% of adults suffer from anxiety in any one year. It is likely that we ...

Event

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Executive diversity in Investment Management

You were invited to join a webinar, run by Instant Impact, to do a deeper dive into how Investment Management ...

Event

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Myth-busting with Iona and Saanvi – Women Flying in Financial Services

Gillian Hepburn of Schroders was joined by Iona Bain, the founder of Young Money Blog, and Saanvi Vasudevan, a final ...

Ambassadors

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Dimple Mistry

Born in the UK, my parents are from East Africa and my heritage is Indian.    I have worked ...

Case Study

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Diversity Project: Cross-Company Returner Programme 2020

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Mitesh Sheth

I am a proud British Indian, a practicing Hindu, a Vegan and I don’t drink alcohol. Growing up my ...

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Returners – a great way to solve your Diversity gap

You were invited to join a virtual strategic round table discussion for people leaders. You would have heard from Rachel ...

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Panel discussing the urgent need to focus on women in the industry during the pandemic

The disproportionate impact of the pandemic on women’s lives and the potential setback for gender equality was widely discussed, ...

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Making the investment industry more accessible for people with disabilities

The Diversity Project’s Ability workstream presented a panel featuring Ability workstream members who shared their unique experiences of how ...

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Victoria Clarke

Victoria Clarke joined Triple Point Investment Management in 2017 where she is Head of HR. Victoria has over 15 years’ of varied ...

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Sarah Kaiser

Sarah Kaiser is Head of Employee Experience at Fidelity International with responsibility for driving Fidelity’s strategic agendas around Diversity &...

D&I Data

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‘Return to Work’ Survey – Three Key Takeaways

The Diversity Project’s SMART Working workstream in partnership with Qlearsite surveyed over 500 participants in the savings and investment industry ...

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Ilona Sediha

I grew up in Latvia, a small country of 2 million people, so it was quite a shock moving to London ...

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Zahra Sheikh

Zahra joined Pictet Asset Management in London in 2016 and is a Senior Talent and Development Manager within the Global HR ...

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Damian Reid

Damian joined Allianz Global Investors in November 2019 as UK HR Lead, which means providing HR leadership to the UK business, ...

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Liana Young

Liana Young joined Capital Group in 2002 and is a Senior Manager within the Human Resources department in London.   She ...

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Claire Black

I am a white British female, born and raised in Bristol and educated at a local comprehensive school. Unable to ...

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Timothy Roberts

I am white British and was born deaf.  I attended both mainstream and a school for the deaf in ...

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Lucy Bond

I am white British, born and raised in South East London where I went to a co-ed comprehensive school. I ...

Advisory Council

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Robyn Grew

I am white British, born in London and grew up in Essex [where I went to grammar school that was ...

eNewsletter

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Eighth E-Newsletter

As we all know, it’s been a very difficult year so it’s been really wonderful to see an ...

Case Study

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Cross-Company Returner Programme 2020 Case Study

Women Returners partnered with the Diversity Project to launch a new pilot cross-company returnship programme within the Investment and Savings ...

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Jenny Segal

I was brought up in Middlesex, amidst a family of doctors and dentists.  My grandparents were second generation immigrants ...

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Lessons from the New Normal: A Zoom-roundtable aimed at neurodivergent employees

COVID19 required enhanced flexibility from employees and employers alike. It has been widely recognised that there is more than one ...

Case Study

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Newton Investment Management – Case Study – November 2020

With a focus on improving social mobility, eight years ago we started a recruitment programme to give bright, determined, but ...

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Faisal Javaid

I am a financial professional, a son of Pakistani immigrants, a failed engineer, a family man, a Muslim, an amateur ...

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Diversity Project Achievements 2020

The achievements to date of the Diversity Project in 2020....

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Diversity Project Why Line Management is Critical Short version

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Rita Bajaj

I was born and grew up in London. Watching my parents rebuild, retrain, and adapt to a new home, life ...

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The role of line managers in creating an inclusive culture

Research from Harvard, Gallup and a multitude of HR consulting firms demonstrates a clear link between employee engagement and business ...

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Why line management is critical to creating an inclusive culture

Many organisations are frustrated that, despite having diversity and inclusion programmes in place, they are making very little progress. Attracting ...

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Return to work survey findings

The Diversity Project’s SMART Working workstream has recently run a survey in partnership with Qlearsite with over 500 participants in ...

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Konstantina Kapetanidi

Having left my beautiful home country, Greece, at the age of 18, I consider myself an explorer, having lived in Barcelona, ...

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Juan Grana

I was born in Spain and moved to the UK as child growing up in a very diverse community in ...

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Diversity Data – The challenges of data collection and developing a culture of self-reporting

With the anticipation of mandatory ethnicity pay gap reporting, and an increased focus on race prompted by the Black Lives ...

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The Future of Work: Lessons from a pandemic

KPMG and the Financial Services Skills Commission have launched a report ‘The Future of Work: Lessons from a pandemic’. The ...

Advisory Council

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Susan Martin

Susan is on the Board of LGPS Central Limited and champions its diversity initiatives. She is also on the ...

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Harjinder Kaur

I have worked in human resources for over 25 years, qualifying as a Fellow with the CIPD just over 10 years ago. ...

Case Study

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Wellington Management Case Study: Reverse Mentoring Pilot

The aim was to increase their awareness of how women can experience the work place, by pairing them with a ...

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Julie Dickson

I’m originally from France, have dual British/French nationality, and have lived 20 years in the US, but not all ...

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Juliet Marber

I am British and was born in London. I attended Oxford University where I read Human Sciences and then joined ...

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#talkaboutblack Allyship

What can you do as individuals?...

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#Talkaboutblack launches pilot after-school program targeting socio-economically disadvantaged areas

#Talkaboutblack has launched a pilot after-school program targeting pupils attending schools located in socio-economically disadvantaged areas, in collaboration with The ...

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A key part to mental health awareness is sharing stories. This is ours.

In financial advisory we don’t tend to see, or expect, the ravages of mental health. The candidates we put ...

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Helena Coles

I am Hong Kong Chinese and grew with my mother and English stepfather, straddling two cultures. I have lived in ...

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Join us for our Virtual Annual Event 2020

The Diversity Project are delighted to announce the Diversity Project’s Virtual Annual Event. Our theme this year is Time4...

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Matthew & Rachel Fowler

Matt was brought up in Somerset and attended Bristol Grammar School, before going onto study Maths, Operational Research, Statistics & ...

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#Time4Inclusion – BuildBackBetter: Diversity Project Annual Event

The theme for the Diversity Project’s 2020 Virtual Annual Event was #Time4Inclusion – Build Back Better. The coronavirus pandemic has ...

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Beyond what you see

In looking back over the blogs I have shared, they have one thing in common – they’re my perspective. In ...

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SMART working webinar to launch new report

The Diversity Project are delighted to invite you to the launch of a new report by Timewise and The Centre ...

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Webinar – How to implement flexible working for a thriving, age inclusive workforce

The Diversity Project was delighted to launch a new report by Timewise and The Centre for Ageing Better on how ...

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Annabel Brodie-Smith

I grew up near Cardiff and went to school there. My Welsh heritage speaks out loud and clear when Wales ...

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Martina Jersakova

I am originally from Prague in the Czech Republic. From a young age, I have lived an international life which ...

eNewsletter

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Seventh E-Newsletter

It’s been another very productive three months for the Diversity Project; the coronavirus pandemic has taken its toll on ...

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Flexible Working Practices at Punter Southall Aspire: A SMART Working Case Study

Since the outbreak what ‘new ways of working’ has the organisation adapted and to what extent will the way you ...

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Flexible Working Practices at Redington: A SMART Working Case Study

Since the outbreak what ‘new ways of working’ has Redington adapted and to what extent will the way you work ...

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Remote Working Practices at Carval Investors – Unexpected Necessity Yields Business Benefits: A SMART Working Case Study

CarVal Investors is an established global alternative investment manager focused on distressed and credit-intensive assets and market inefficiencies. Prior to ...

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Flexible Working Practices at Fidelity International: A SMART Working Case Study

Fidelity International was one of four Smart Working Pioneers who worked with Timewise and The Diversity Project to explore and ...

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Irene Sirawa

My career has centred within Pensions and Investment management, having worked as an accountant at the Environment Agency Pension Fund ...

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Tim Benjamin

I grew up in Worcestershire England, attending my local village comprehensive school before going to Oxford to study Engineering Science ...

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Marina Ebrubah

Marina is a Londoner, state school educated, professional with over 10 years of experience in financial services. Marina joined Man Group ...

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Martina Ashley

I was the first person in my family to go to University and started my career at Goldman Sachs before ...

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Working From Home in lockdown

Working From Home or WFH’ing (Woofing) as my family likes to call it, is something I did occasionally and ...

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Jacqueline Amy Jackson

I am Head of Responsible Investment at London CIV and an independent Conceptual Artist. I am committed to supporting the ...

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Kyle Fraser-Allen

I am Black-British, London-born to Jamaican and Guyanese parents. However, I feel just as at home walking through the hustle ...

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Saira Farooq

I am a British Asian woman born and raised in the UK. I read Law and Criminology at University, then ...

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Ahmed Mohamoud

I am a black first generation immigrant and sports enthusiast with a penchant for baking – often at the detriment of ...

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Marilyn Swinney

I am a Sri Lankan-Chinese mixed race Christian from Malaysia. I was born with a genetic disorder called Stargardt’s ...

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Ian Iceton

I was born and brought up in Middlesbrough, in the North-East of England. My first degree was Business Studies, from ...

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Diversity Project sets new ambitious targets for women in asset management as part of commitments to Build Back Better

The Diversity Project is relaunching its gender efforts and announcing a new scale of ambition for women in asset management, ...

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4 Things CEOs Can Do Right Now To Start Tackling Racism

Steve Butler has published an article in CEO Today, highlighting 4 things CEO’s can do to start tackling racism. To ...

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Catalyst After School Program

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5 point CEO Action Plan

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Terry Mellish

I am a white British man, born, raised and still living in Essex. I was brought up in a one ...

Case Study

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Artemis SMART Working Case Study

Since the outbreak, what ‘new ways of working’ has your organisation adapted? To what extent will the way we work ...

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Sally Haran

I am white British and grew up in Norfolk. I went to a local comprehensive school and after finishing my ...

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Akua Brako-Raja

I have a pretty mixed background and spent my early childhood in Ghana, Germany and the UK, having settled permanently ...

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Why I asked my firm sign the Armed Forces Covenant and why my ‘side of desk’ job is a pursuit of passion

Before joining the universe of assets and securities, multiple computer screens, fast-paced teamwork, and fabulous shoes that is the financial ...

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An employees perspective on moving from a career in the Armed Forces to joining SJP

After leaving the Army six years ago I found several challenges transitioning from military to civilian/corporate life. When looking ...

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Why Schroders has won the MOD Employer Engagement Gold award

Our journey to gold. It is important to note that there was progression; Bronze (2017), Silver (2018) to Gold (2019), our journey was ...

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Avni Thakrar-Neeliah

I am a British Asian woman and have been in the financial services industry for 14 years. I am currently a ...

Advisory Council

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Gill Tait

I am white British and grew up in Edinburgh.  I studied biology at Edinburgh University before starting my HR ...

Advisory Council

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Sarah McMullen

I am white British, privately educated heterosexual, who has lived primarily in the UK, with short stints in India and ...

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Emma Adair

I am a white British heterosexual, Mum of three. I was born in Wales but grew up in Northern Ireland ...

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Build Back Better

Providing leaders with a broad perspective on inclusion and diversity for ‘New World’ playbooks. Whilst the outlook remains unclear and ...

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Laura Brown

I am white British (growing up in the middle of the countryside in Warwickshire), and studied English Literature at university ...

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James Von Simson

Having worked in politics in Westminster and Investment Banking in London and Frankfurt, I entered the investment management industry in 2011. ...

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Tingting Peng

I was born in China and was raised just outside of Boston, Massachusetts.  I graduated from MIT with a ...

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A Smart Working Manifesto for change for the investment and saving industry

Industry informed by the findings from our research, this Manifesto for Change presents a challenge to the investment and savings ...

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Shehzad H Abbasi

Born in South Yorkshire to Pakistani parents who were civil servants, Shehzad went to Liverpool for his undergraduate degree, and ...

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Timewise | How to negotiate flexible working for the long-term: A toolkit for employees

There’s no question that we’re living through a challenging time. Covid-19 has ripped up the rulebook on what ...

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Timewise | Redesigning the workplace: A line manager’s guide to supporting flexible working in your team

Covid-19 has ripped up the rulebook on what normal work looks like. Whole organisations and sectors, including those previously resistant ...

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Helen Price

Helen leads on stewardship, engagement and voting at Brunel Pension Partnership (Brunel). She draws on knowledge built from her BA (...

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Mark Freed

I am English, born in Birmingham I moved to London at the age of 5. I am dyslexic and with little ...

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Joe Parkin

I was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and spent the early years of my life there before moving to ...

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Jennifer McGovern

Jennifer McGovern joined Pictet Asset Management Ltd. in 2008 and is a Senior HR Business Partner based in London. Jennifer has ...

Event

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Webinar: New Ways of Working in the New Normal

The case for diversity and inclusion has been ongoing and as we face an uncertain world, we need to think ...

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#talkaboutblack What actions can your company take to drive real change?

Racism continues to exist because people don’t speak up when they see it or when they hear it. We ...

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#talkaboutblack What actions can you, as an individual, take to drive real change?

Racism continues to exist because people don’t speak up when they see it or when they hear it. We ...

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#talkaboutblack Overview

The UK is the world’s second largest savings market after the United States totalling £7.7trn. The industry employs 100,000 individuals ...

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#TALKABOUTBLACK event and petition

A new petition has been launched to Introduce Mandatory Ethnicity Pay Gap Reporting and #TALKABOUTBLACK is hosting a virtual event ...

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Join the movement #IAMTALKINGABOUTBLACK

We faced widespread unrest and anguish across the US and beyond, following the death of George Floyd. This was preceded ...

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Will White

I grew up in suburban South Africa in an English and Afrikaans-speaking household. My career in financial services started not ...

Article

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DP Tips for working parents Covid-19

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eNewsletter

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Sixth e-Newsletter

It’s been a busy few months for the Diversity Project, with the Covid-19 crisis creating both risk and opportunity ...

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Diversity Project – Goals and 2020 Priorities

The Diversity Project’s Goals and Priorities for 2020....

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Sarai Jacob-Whelan

Growing up, the ethos at home and at school was that girls could do anything.  At home, my mother ...

Guide

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Timewise and Diversity Project Insight Summary

The Diversity Project and Timewise project looking at Smart working within the Savings and Investment Industry has made three recommendations ...

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Why our savings and investments project is more critical now than ever

The Diversity Project and Timewise are partnering to increase flexible working across the savings and investments industry. And as we ...

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Subira Jones

I am The Corporate Hippie, my mission is to redefine employee wellbeing and Make Invisible Talent Visible in the Investment &...

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FAQs from the Working Families session: 9th April 2020

FAQs from the Working Families webinar on the 9th April 2020....

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Timewise: Participant guide to successful Zoom meetings & workshops

Guidance from Timewise on participating in successful zoom meetings & workshops....

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Jenny Fenton

I am white British, born and brought up in Somerset. My parents were dairy farmers, and my brother now runs ...

Event

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SMART Working amid COVID-19 and Beyond

The Diversity Project has partnered with Timewise on a one year programme to catalyse action on flexible working within the ...

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FAQs from the Gender Ask Me Anything session: 24th April 2020

FAQs from the Gender Ask Me Anything session on the 24th April 2020....

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LGBT Great launches Project 1000, Pride 2020 Campaign

A briefing note on the launch of the LGBT Great Project 1000, Pride 2020 Campaign. #YouMeUsWe...

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Impact of the coronavirus pandemic on domestic violence

Add another public health crisis to the toll of the new coronavirus: Mounting data suggests that domestic abuse is acting ...

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Domestic violence resources

A selection of resources on Domestic Abuse during the Coronavirus crisis....

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Survivor Story – Domestic Abuse

The story of a survivor of Domestic Abuse....

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Why hiring veterans makes good business sense

The skills and characteristics of people leaving the Armed Forces tend to be a very good fit for financial institutions…...

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Armed Forces Covenant Pledge Your Support

We would like to introduce you to the Armed Forces Covenant. This covenant means that organisations demonstrate and publically promise ...

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Military Terms

Here are some military acronyms that you may come across when liaising with ex-Armed Forces....

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FAQs from the Mental Health Ask Me Anything Webinar: 17th April 2020

The Potential signs of deteriorating mental health, from Mental Health Q&As webinar on the 17th April 2020....

Advisory Council

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Steve Butler

I grew up in the New Forest in a happy middle-class family in the 1970s, I spent my teenage years ...

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The Trustee Diversity Guide

Pension schemes take note: The Pensions Regulator – the main regulator for trust-based schemes -has now announced that diversity will, alongside ...

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New COVID-9 response resources page

Check out the DP’s new COVID-9 response resources page, with lots of practical resources during this time of crisis. ...

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Working remotely during the COVID19 lockdown – Top 10 Tips for neurodivergent colleagues

Working remotely during the COVID19 lockdown – Top 10 Tips for neurodivergent colleagues by Meike Bliebenicht, DP NeuroInclusion Workstream Lead – April 2020....

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Arfan Akhtar

I was born in Newcastle Upon Tyne, coming from an ethnic background. After studying at King’s College London, I ...

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Guinevere Taylor

I am a Northerner at heart who was born in Singapore and spent my early years growing up in my ...

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Amera Otaifa

I am originally from the Middle East and I grew up in London where I still live. I have worked ...

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PLSA: Diversity & Inclusion Made Simple Guide

There is robust and extensive evidence showing that teams which are more diverse and inclusive make better decisions and achieve ...

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A mum’s top 10 tips to help a child with ASD to get through the formative years of childhood

With a seemingly ever-increasing number of ASD diagnosis’ amongst children and young people, it is no wonder that school SENCo ...

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Erin Sarret

I am a white American now French citizen who grew up in California before moving to Paris in 2001 with my ...

Article

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SMART Working ask me anything session FAQs – 3rd April 2020

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FAQs from the Mental Health Ask Me Anything Session

FAQs from the Mental Health Ask Me Anything webinar on the 27th March 2020....

Advisory Council

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Stuart White

Stuart is the Chief Executive Officer and Board Director of the c. USD130 billion AuM HSBC Global Asset Management (UK) ...

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Gender Pay Gap deadline suspended for the year

The Gender Pay Gap reporting deadline has been suspended for the year. While companies are understandably focused on Covid19 right ...

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Top 10 tips for Mental Health whilst working from home

The COVID 19 outbreak is an unprecedented crisis impacting the entire global community. Whilst governments are racing to find medical and ...

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Oliver Wyman Report: Women in financial services 2020

The financial services industry is finally making progress on gender balance in the workforce. Mindsets are shifting and, as a ...

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Top Inclusivity Myths to Stop Believing

Top Inclusivity Myths to Stop Believing A study cited by the Inc showed that organizations with inclusive workplaces are two ...

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Elena Koycheva

Bulgarian by nationality, I was raised with ambition and passion at heart and have worked hard against adversity and disbelief ...

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Top 12 SMART Working Tips for Employees

SMART Working has become the new norm. As companies mobilise and transition to a 100% remote work force, employees and managers ...

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What is behind MS Amlin’s social mobility programme?

Jayne Styles talks to Rebecca Johnson, Assistant Underwriter and Tanya Moody, Investment Management Engagement and Governance Manager......

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Investment & Pensions Europe feature on gender equality

The Investment & Pensions Europe website has a guest viewpoint by Ric van Weelden looking at the problems with Gender ...

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Chinmayee Thadakamalla

Chinmayee started her career at J.P Morgan Chase on the CEM Exotics desk and then went on to work ...

News

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Jane Welsh: Fund consultants and ratings agencies must step up to improve diversity

The Diversity Project’s Jane Welsh speaks to Investment Week about the need to break down barriers in portfolio management. ...

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How Fidelity International is successfully embedding diversity and inclusion

Jayne Styles talks to Sarah Kaiser, Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion, about how Fidelity International’s D&I ...

Ambassadors

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Tali Shlomo

I started my career in HR 25 years ago and have for many years embedded the principles of diversity, inclusion and ...

News

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Our NeuroInclusion team speak to the FT

The DP’s NeuroInclusion team spoke to the FT, please read this interesting article – shame about the title! Why asset ...

Advisory Council

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Andrew Croft

I am white British and have worked with St James’s Place Wealth Management since 1993, was Chief Financial Officer between 2004 – 2017, ...

Ambassadors

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Gian Luca Giurlani

I was brought up in South America (Argentina, Uruguay and Peru) by Italian parents. For my university studies, relocated to ...

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Michael Gentry

I am white and European and attended a mixed comprehensive school in East London.  As a mature student I ...

Event

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NeuroInclusion – Neurodiversity in the Investment Industry

A quarterly roundtable event aimed at neurodivergent employees. This quarter’s topic is: Getting (and staying!) organised The standard approach ...

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Tory Hyndman

I am White Canadian/British. I was born and raised in Vancouver where I attended an all-girls independent school. I ...

Educational Programmes

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Cross-Company Returner Programme

The DP is partnering with Women Returners to launch the Diversity Project: Cross-Company Returner Programme, an exciting new returnship in ...

eNewsletter

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Fifth e-Newsletter

2019 was the biggest year yet for the Diversity Project – more members (over seventy), more events and most importantly more actions ...

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Videos from ‘Challenges Disabled People Face In The Workplace’ event

An event report’s page has been added for the DP Disability event held on the 15th of ...

Educational Programmes

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Returners workstream blog

As another year draws to a close, it is time to reflect on 2019 achievements and look forward to 2020’s aspirations. ...

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Rachel Weallans

I am mixed race (Chinese and white British) and grew up in Stockton-on-Tees. I studied History at the University of ...

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Camelia Ram

I help teams build resilience and flexibility by being curious about the world around them to reframe situations and design ...

Podcast

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Leaders with Babies podcast

Dame Helena Morrissey opens up to Verena about her story of combining a leadership career with a large family, how ...

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International Men’s Day: Films to share with your colleagues

Women Ahead / Moving Ahead have recently hosted their first International Men’s Day event. The event explored key themes relating ...

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Diversity Project Achievements 2019

The achievements to date of the Diversity Project in 2019....

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Daniel Edmund

Daniel was born in London to St. Lucian parents and, as the son of a Royal Green Jacket, he ...

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Upasna Bhadhal

Upasna has been in the industry for over 12 years and is the founder of Career Collective – a platform that&...

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Kathryn Graham

Studying maths at university meant I was one of only a few women in the room and working in derivatives ...

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Neurodiversity – Diverse Minds at Work

The Diversity Project NeuroInclusion Workstream is hosting an event for Diversity Project member firms. Neurodiversity refers to the diversity of ...

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SMART Working: Let’s Get ‘Smarter’ with Technology

SMART Working workstream has formulated industry recommendations on how organisations can use technology to help overcome both the cultural and ...

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Understanding D_I in the Investment Management Industry

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Trustee diversity

Pension schemes have often been at the forefront of investor initiatives to encourage more diversity on the boards of the ...

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How Redington successfully embedded diversity and inclusion

Mitesh and Lee share their experiences, learning and thoughts on improving diversity and inclusion (D&I) and are keen ...

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Mitesh Sheth discusses embracing diversity

Check out Mitesh Sheth, CEO of Redington discussing building sustainable cultures, empowering young leaders and embracing diversity with CFA UK. #...

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Claire Glennon

I have worked in the asset management industry for over 20 years now, although my degree is in Media Studies. I ...

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Media spotlight on our new report and #Time2Deliver event

Following the launch of our new analysis showing the gender pay gap in the investment management sector has deteriorated, there ...

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Time to get serious: If diversity is a business imperative, treat it like one

A report by PwC, in association with the Diversity Project, on diversity and inclusion in investment management. Gender pay reporting ...

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Mind the gap: Investment management community needs to apply more than just lip service to pay equality

New analysis shows the gender pay gap in the investment management sector has deteriorated, leading to the second worst performance ...

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Addressing barriers to Diversity in portfolio management: Performance continuity and turnover

The loss of performance continuity through leave of absence and the impact of low team turnover on diverse talent of ...

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Case studies: advancing diversity in portfolio management: performance continuity & turnover

Case studies to demonstrate good examples supporting the initiative – advancing diversity in portfolio management: performance continuity & turnover. Featuring case ...

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Natasha Silva

I’m British Asian (mix of Sri Lankan and Mauritian heritage) and have lived and been educated in both Sri ...

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Diversity Project and Timewise – Promoting flexible working in the investment and savings industry

The Diversity Project and Timewise introduced our one year programme to catalyse action on flexible working within the investments and ...

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Challenges Disabled People Face in the Workplace

The Disability Working Group of the Diversity Project invite you to a panel discussion on Tuesday 15 October at HSBC to ...

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Aviva – Welcoming talent back to the workforce

We know that more work needs to be done to improve the number of women in senior roles in Finance. ...

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Shared Parental Leave

When I had originally joined my company I was not married and had not paid much thought to the parental ...

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How to attract and retain LGBTQ+ talent

Why is having a diverse workforce important in the investment management industry? While most people would agree it’s simply ...

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‘Hear from the Returners’ Video

The Diversity Project has created a new video on Returners....

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Herman Brodie’s letter of motivation

All would-be Ambassadors must submit a letter of motivation to our Ambassador board. With his encouragement, we have decided to ...

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Sarah Melvin

Sarah Melvin, Managing Director, is Head of BlackRock’s UK Business.  In this role, Ms. Melvin is responsible for ...

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Stephanie Niven

I am white British, went to a both a comprehensive and grammar state school, then onto Oxford University where I ...

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#TalkAboutBlack presents: An Insight into Asset Management

What? A full day event which provided the opportunity to meet, ask questions and develop contacts within asset management. Who? ...

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#Time2Deliver: Diversity Project Annual Event

Over 330 investment industry professionals attended this Diversity Project’s Industry Event, kindly hosted by Willis Towers Watson on the 1st ...

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Fourth e-Newsletter

Hello and I hope you’re having a great summer! We’re now roughly half-way through our initial (self-imposed) five ...

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NeuroInclusion – Neurodiversity in the Investment Industry

A quarterly roundtable event held on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 8:30 – 10:00am, aimed at neurodivergent employees. This quarter’s topic was on: Parenting ...

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Early career attraction: our survey findings and key recommendations

In April 2019, the Diversity Project surveyed 21 members firms to ask about their approach to finding, interviewing and on-boarding diverse new ...

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Early career attraction survey – factsheet

The findings and resulting recommendations from Diversity Project’s survey on early career attraction....

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Kelly Mullane

I am white British, went to school in Ivybridge, Devon, before reading Arabic & Middle Eastern Studies at Exeter University. ...

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Antonia Stirling

I am white British, went to a girls school in Manchester, then to Oxford where I read Human Sciences at ...

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Rosanna Burcheri

I am Italian, brought up and educated in Italy at a Scientific High School and then at Bocconi University where ...

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Who do you think you are? To find out, always read the label

At a summer party in the City late June, I found myself with an alternative identity. It took a while ...

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Herman Brodie

I am Black-British, London-born to Jamaican parents. But go back another generation or two and you’ll find some Nigerian ...

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Diversity Project roles and responsibilities 2021

Outlining the remit and roles of the Advisory Council, Steering Group and Workstreams....

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Michael Price

Michael was born in Malaysia to a Malaysian (Bumiputra) mother and English (County Durham) father. He was brought-up overseas in ...

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Neurodiversity is my superpower

City Hive founder Bev Shah: “Neurodiversity is my superpower”. Read the founder and CEO of campaigner City Hive on diversity ...

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The Gender Pensions Gap – can it be closed?

Women in their late 50s have around 50% less pension savings than men according to a report from the Pensions Policy ...

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LGBT Great launch #50For50 campaign

LGBT Great have announced their #50For50 campaign to mark the fifty years since the Stonewall movement began and to encourage ...

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Sherilee Mace

Sherilee joined Insight in November 2011 as an Institutional Business Development Director, educating on diversified assets and providing solutions to public ...

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Doug Sharp

I am a white Canadian who has lived in the Middle East, US and since 2012, the UK where I relocated ...

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Lee Georgs

I am a white, American, working mother of three boys.  I spent my childhood in the U.S. and ...

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Promise progress or failure to prioritise gender pay – May 2019

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Third e-Newsletter

Welcome to the third Diversity Project e-newsletter, now being published quarterly. The range of our activities – and our membership – continues ...

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Neurodiversity glossary

Neurodiversity is a relatively new aspect of overall workplace diversity. Therefore, definitions around the topic may evolve over time. The ...

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What is neurodiversity?

It is well documented that a diverse workforce is crucial to driving business growth and innovative thinking....

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Neurodiversity Top 10 Tips

To attract neurodivergent candidates and to be able to fully benefit from the neurodiverse make-up of their workforce, investment management ...

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Neurodiversity versus other areas of diversity

Neurodiversity is often confused or mixed up with other definitions and areas of diversity. This document may provides some guidance....

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Aiming for Great – New download from LGBT Great on leadership and talent

LGBT Great have published a new study: Aiming For Great: Why it pays to invest in LGBT+ leadership and talent ...

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Diversity Project – Goals And 2019 Priorities

Find out what the Diversity Project’s workstreams’ goals and aims for 2019 are....

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Gabrielle J. Gourgey

I am British of Iraqi origin. I was born and educated in London, then attended Bristol University and London Business ...

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Sisieta Owen

I am of Nigerian origin, born in the uk and raised by Nigerian parents alongside my five siblings and as ...

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Diversity and culture – Analysis of the differences and similarities in how companies approach diversity and culture and why it matters

New Financial have created this report on diversity and culture. The report analyses the differences and similarities in how companies ...

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Dinesha Mendis

Dinésha Mendis joined the asset management industry in 2001 and has since acquired a wide range of experience in marketing ...

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Ellen Clarke

Ellen works at Insight Investment as a Learning and Development Advisor, heavily involved in their graduate programme and training for ...

Guide

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Taking the right approach to ethnicity pay gap reporting – PWC March 2019

There are few things more important to an organisation than its reputation, culture and people. And there are few issues ...

Guide

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Diversity Project School Engagement

A look at some of the great projects currently engaging with schools....

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Closing the Gap: Addressing the Gender Pay Gap – The Investment Association

The purpose of the report is to showcase how member firms are proactively addressing their gender pay gaps through the ...

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Oliver Morley

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Dana Grey

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Returners Workstream Breakfast Event 13th June – An Untapped Source of Talent. 

The Diversity Project’s Returners Workstream is hosting a breakfast event at Aviva Investors on the 13th June. The ...

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Employer Breakfast – Returners: An Untapped Source Of Talent

The Diversity Project Returners Workstream hosted a free breakfast event for Employers: Returners – An Untapped Source of Talent. This event ...

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NeuroInclusion roundtable event 9th May 2019 – Improving Inclusion

The Diversity Project’s Neurodiversity Workstream is running roundtable discussion on neurodiversity at HSBC’s Head Office on the 9...

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NeuroInclusion – Neurodiversity in the Investment Industry

This quarterly roundtable event was aimed at neurodivergent employees. Improving inclusion – How can we enhance understanding of the benefits of ...

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Practical Recommendations on Smart Working

The Diversity Project has published new guidance with recommendations on smart working. The guidance gives practical advice on a number ...

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SMART working: Practical recommendations

Presentation with practical guidance and recommendations on smart working at three different levels: Organisational Level Management & Team Level Individual ...

Workstream Leads

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Rachel Green

I grew up on a farm on the Caribbean island of Dominica and came to the UK when I was 17. ...

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Sean Taylor

Sean has worked in the financial services industry for 19 years.  He currently leads a team of Finance specialists ...

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Vision is the art of seeing things invisible

Back in early 2016 I was offered a complimentary place on a Women In Leadership course in London. It was a ...

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Sarah Bates

I am a white middle class girl from Manchester. Arsenal supporter and Islington resident. My mother was a medical librarian ...

Podcast

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DiverCity Podcast: Driving Greater Inclusivity and Collaboration

The latest edition of the DiverCity Podcast is now available:   Jane Welsh, Senior Investment Consultant and Project Manager for ...

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Solving the Problem of the Lack of Gender Diversity in Asset Management

In a recent FT interview, Legal and General’s Helena Morrissey said the impetus to get more women to the ...

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Diversity Project achievements to the end of 2018 – Poster

A poster highlighting what the Diversity Project has achieved to the end of 2018....

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Lee Dodds

I am white British and went to a co-ed comprehensive school in the Midlands, before going to university and subsequently ...

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New video features gender equality role models

The Diversity Project has launched a new video, featuring role models for gender equality....

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Jane Welsh highlights the need for Cognitive Diversity in Viewpoint magazine

The Diversity Project’s Jane Welsh has had an article published in Viewpoint magazine highlighting the need for greater Cognitive ...

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Godliman Sector Overview – Women in Asset Management, Fixed Income overview

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Does asset management have a purpose?

Does asset management have a purpose or is it, in Lord Turner’s terms, “socially useless”? Sitting in front of ...

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Sinead Canavan

I am Irish and educated in my home county of Limerick, Ireland where I graduated from Mary Immaculate in 2014 with ...

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Reducing the gender pay gap and improving gender equality in organisations: Evidence-based actions for employers

Employers have asked us which actions are likely to improve recruitment and progression of women and reduce the gender pay ...

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Spotlight on Women in Asset Management (Fixed Income) – Godliman Partners

Our Fixed Income research consists of 5871 Investment professionals, across Credit, Rates, Macro and Private Debt, from Heads of teams to ...

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Clay Lambiotte

I am white American, growing up in a small town in Virginia.  I attended various local schools before studying ...

Event

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NeuroInclusion – Neurodiversity in the Investment Industry

A roundtable event aimed at neurodivergent employees. The Diversity Project’s Neurodiversity workstream held this roundtable discussion on neurodiversity in ...

Ambassadors

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Rebecca Bilek-Chee

I am British and of mixed ethnicity (Malaysian Chinese and Austrian Czech). I was privately educated in London, and went ...

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Gender balance at Standard Life Aberdeen October 2018

We aim for an inclusive workplace where everyone feels they can be themselves and are valued for what they bring. ...

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Mandatory Gender Pay Gap Reporting 30 September 2018 update

With the first year of gender pay reporting now behind us a number of organisations are starting to disclose their ...

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Aviva Equal Parenting Leave Programme: Removing the barriers to career progression

We believe that unconscious bias in hiring and promotions is inevitable in any system that treats men and women differently ...

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Aviva Parent Coaching Programme: Supporting parents for a more diverse industry

We know how important it is for our employees to feel supported — especially when it comes to having a child. ...

Case Study

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Aviva Women in Leadership Programme: Accelerating Leadership from the Inside Out

The Aviva Group launched their global Accelerating Leadership from the Inside Out Talent Programme in 2017 to develop more female leaders, ...

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From madness to inspiration

From madness to inspiration1: What my year out of industry taught me about the importance of cognitive diversity. There’s ...

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Video: #DiverseCity initiative is recognised as a major charity drive for the UK!

We are thrilled that our #DiverseCity initiative is recognised as a major charity drive for the UK! Over 2 years we ...

Ambassadors

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Naomi Haynes

I have over 20 years’ experience in Financial Services, 14 years of which were at Fidelity International.   I was a bond ...

Ambassadors

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Don Scott

With over 10 years regulatory consulting experience at the Big-4, Don has a breadth of experience and expertise in investment management, ...

Article

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Overview of the issues that triggered the diversity project

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Article

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Bridging the Gap

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Article

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Smart Working FAQs

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Guide

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HIF Remote Working Survey Results 2020

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Guide

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Diversity Inclusion Report 2020

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Will Goodhart

As a white British man and a product of public school and a Russell Group university, I am evidence of ...

Ambassadors

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Victoria Nye

30 years in the investment sector shows that you can enjoy a stimulating career and make time for your family. ...

Advisory Council

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Tim Giles

I am white British male with an elder sister and younger brother. I’ve now been married for almost 20 years ...

Advisory Council

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Teresa Parker

I am a white American who grew up in the Midwest.  My mother was a nurse and my father ...

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Rachel Harris

As a privately-educated white British heterosexual my only diversity credential is that I am a woman and I took an 8...

Advisory Council

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Peter Harrison

I joined Schroders in 2013 and I am the Group Chief Executive, based in London. I currently Chair the Investment Association, ...

Advisory Council

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Paul Feeney

I am white British. I grew up in inner city Manchester and also spent some of my schooldays in India ...

Ambassadors

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Nicki Williams

I am white British, originally from Wales although moved to Cornwall in my mid-teens where I attended a typical nineteen-seventies ...

Ambassadors

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Nick Spencer

I am a passionate believer in the value of diversity, and have been supporting social and diversity initiatives for 30 years. ...

Ambassadors

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Natasha Braginsky Mounier

I am Russian and my primary education was in Kiev, which was then the USSR. My family immigrated to America, ...

Ambassadors

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Nadia Manzoor

Nadia is a Partner of boutique investment management firm, S. W. Mitchell Capital. She leads the Business Development team and ...

Ambassadors

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Monica Gogna

Passionate about increasing awareness and encouraging the sharing of stories regarding our collective experiences related to race and sex whilst ...

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Matt Cameron

Matt Cameron (he/him/his) – Global Managing Director at LGBT Great, Board Member of the Diversity Project I am a ...

Ambassadors

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Masami Johnstone

I am originally from Tokyo, Japan, married to a Scots man, and have been working in The City in the ...

Ambassadors

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Lucy Macdonald

Lucy is CIO Global Equities for AllianzGI. She joined in 2001 to head up the Global Equity Fund Management team, which ...

Steering group

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Lindsay Hudson

I am white British, went to a state co-ed comprehensive school and then studied Law at University. I have 25 years’ ...

Steering group

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Linda Russheim

I am white Dutch and obtained my international baccalaureate from international school in Hilversum in the Netherlands before studying Economics ...

Ambassadors

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Kate Jones

I grew up in the Midlands, went to state school and had no obvious connections to financial services or indeed ...

Steering group

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Karis Stander

I am white British and moved to London in 2000 from my native South Africa. I went to independent and state ...

Advisory Council

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Jon Terry

I am white British, brought up in multicultural London, went to a grammar school before going on to the University ...

Advisory Council

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Joe Linhares

I was born in San Francisco, California USA and I am of Irish, German and Portuguese descent. I grew up ...

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Joanne Segars OBE

I grew up in Basildon and went to a co-ed comprehensive school there. I went to Liverpool Polytechnic (now John ...

Ambassadors

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Joanna Lancaster

I started my career at an Investment Bank in the mid 1980s and was given my first job as an ...

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Jihan Diolosa

I am Malaysian and have lived in the UK for the last 20 years.  I am a fully qualified actuary, ...

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Jayne Styles

Jayne has a wealth of financial services experience.  From 2002 until 2019 she headed up MS Amlin’s investment business, where, ...

Ambassadors

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Jane Welsh

I am white British (and from Yorkshire) and attended a co-ed comprehensive school in Rotherham. I went to Oxford to ...

Ambassadors

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Jane Fuller

Jane Fuller is co-director of the Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation, an independent think-tank, and author of CSFI ...

Ambassadors

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Isabell Moessler

Diversity is in my blood – my Mum is German, my Dad is Austrian, I’m married to an English man, ...

Ambassadors

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Honor Solomon

Honor runs the EMEA Retail business at Legal and General Investment Management (LGIM). She was previously at BlackRock and Merrill ...

Advisory Council

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Helena Morrissey DBE

I am white British, went to a co-ed comprehensive school and then to Cambridge University, where I read Philosophy. I ...

Ambassadors

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George Kershaw

George was head of global institutional sales at BZW before moving to head the CSFB investment trust team from 1996 to 2000. ...

Ambassadors

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Faith Ward

My career has been dedicated to integrating and reporting on environmental, social and governance risks in finance and investment. I ...

Ambassadors

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Dr. Christine Chow

Upon returning to the UK in 2000, I did an experiment – I sent out two CVs to executive search firms with ...

Steering group

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Dipak Patel

I am a Yorkshireman with Indian parents. I attended a mixed comprehensive school in Leeds then went to Middlesex Polytechnic ...

Ambassadors

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Denise Le Gal

I was born in Canada and grew up in a rural farming community where residents were mainly second and third ...

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Dawid Konotey-Ahulu

I grew up in Accra, Ghana, the son of a black Ghanaian doctor and a white English nurse. Until ...

Ambassadors

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David Gamble

I am white British and a Northerner .Educated at Leeds University a long time ago when all the economics Lecturers ...

Ambassadors

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Chris Ralph

Chris has worked in the Financial Services Industry for more than 35 years. His experience covers investment banking, fund management and ...

Advisory Council

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Chris Cummings

I am a white Yorkshireman – born and bred! I attended a “bog standard” comprehensive school and then went to Newcastle ...

Ambassadors

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Catherine Shimmin

I am a Consultant Relations Director at Invesco.  I started my career in 2005 at Lehman Brothers on their Capital ...

Ambassadors

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Caroline Keetch

Caroline is a founding director and co-CEO of Halsey Keetch, a long-established, specialist executive search firm, focused exclusively on hiring ...

Ambassadors

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Caroline Bradshaw

I was born in Kent (UK), went to an all-girls Grammar school in Kent, then to Durham University where I ...

Ambassadors

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Ashok Gupta

I was born in Northern Ireland of Indian parents and grew up as one of the only two coloured males ...

Ambassadors

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Apiramy Jeyarajah

Apiramy Jeyarajah is Head of Financial Institutions UK and joined HSBC Global Asset Management in Dec 2013. She joined from RBS ...

Ambassadors

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Anne Marie Fleurbaaij

I started my career as an auditor with Deloitte & Touche in California where my graduate intake was roughly 50:50 men:...

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Anna Strillacci

As a multilingual Italian (now also British), brought up and educated in Luxembourg, France, the US and the UK, I ...

Ambassadors

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Alexandra Faye

I am a Black French-Senegalese, born in Senegal and grew up in the multicultural Paris suburbs from age 6. There is ...

Ambassadors

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Abbie Llewellyn-Waters

I am white British (born and raised in Wales). Educated at University College, London (UCL) – the spiritual home of Jeremy ...

Event

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#ActionNotWords: Diversity Project Annual Event

Over 320 investment industry professionals attended this Diversity Project’s Industry Event, kindly sponsored by HSBC Global Asset Management and hosted ...

Guide

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Diversity in Portfolio Management

Read the new Diversity in Portfolio Management by New Financial, in collaboration with the Diversity Project....

Blog

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Everyday Inclusion

Last week was National Inclusion Week – an opportunity to raise awareness of inclusion in the workplace. At Standard Life Aberdeen ...

eNewsletter

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Second e-Newsletter

Welcome to the second issue of The Diversity Project e­newsletter, a bi­annual update on the work we’re ...

Blog

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Veteran-now-City mum, read Kelly Mullane’s story

Before joining the universe of corporate policies and multiple computer screens, I was in the Army. I served for 7 years ...

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Why are there so few women in UK asset management?

Consultations conducted between March and June 2018 with senior women and minority men in UK asset management about the potential causes ...

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Mandatory UK gender pay reporting – the story so far

Following the introduction of Mandatory UK gender pay reporting, this report by PWC looks at the story so far....

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Gender pay gap reporting Investment Management

The 5th of April 2018 marks the end of the first year of disclosures under the new UK gender pay gap ...

Guide

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Gender Equality – Guidance for Leaders

Leaders set the tone in an organisation and, therefore, if diverse talent is going to join and thrive in your ...

Guide

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Gender Equality – Guidance for Managers

Managers play a critical role in achieving an inclusive culture in organisations. It is they who run meetings, determine work ...

Guide

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Gender Equality – Guidance for Organisations

Organisational structures, processes and culture may all, inadvertently, disadvantage some groups and privilege others. There are a number of organisational ...

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Now that I have your attention

By Gavin Lewis, Head of UK Institutional Distribution at Vanguard. Member of Diversity Project’s Steering Committee and Co-lead of ...

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A Returners’ Story – Verity Ballantyne-Cook

When I started maternity leave I had no idea when I would want to return to work. I was a ...

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Diversity is the solution, not a problem to solve

Fostering inclusive and more diverse workplaces can play an important role in addressing some of the most important business issues, ...

eNewsletter

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Inaugural e-Newsletter

Welcome to the first issue of The Diversity Project enewsletter, a bi­annual update on some of the work we’...

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Overview of the issues that triggered the diversity project

The Diversity Project, run by and for the savings and investment industry, seeks to raise awareness on issues related to ...

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So, can we talk? #talkaboutblack

Imagine watering your parched lawn, hosepipe in hand on a scorching hot summer’s day, when suddenly the flowing water ...

Guide

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Mind the gap – the gender pay Gap in the investment industry

What is the gender pay gap? The gender pay gap reporting requirements require all organisations employing more than 250 to report ...

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Top tips for returners

The Returners Workstream recently hosted a webinar offering CV advice to people seeking new roles after a career break. This ...

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Diversity Project – goals and 2018 priorities

Find out what the Diversity Project’s workstreams’ goals and aims for 2018 are....

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So, can we talk? #talkaboutblack

So, can we talk? #talkaboutblack. If we want to see more black professionals rising to the top of our industries, ...

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Mind The Gap – The Gender Pay Gap In The Investment Industry

Mind The Gap – The Gender Pay Gap in the Investment Industry. Find out innovative ways to address your company’s ...

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Top Tips For Returners

Returners – top tips! Are you seeking a new role after a career break? Read our top tips....

Case Study

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Case study: Northern Trust launches mental health campaign

Northern trust launches mental health campaign to educate and support our staff. Northern Trust is committed to The Diversity Project’...

Guide

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The Diversity Project Benchmarking Study is now open for 2018! Find out how to participate here.

With strong participation in 2017 we are calling for all investment management firms to get behind this initiative and share this ...

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Video: The Diversity Project Manifesto

The Diversity Project Manifesto, it’s about the issues that matter most to you…...

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What advice I would give my younger self – for International Women’s Day 2018

A flyer with advice from Diversity Project Ambassadors – “what advice I would give my younger self”. Complied for International Women’...

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Standard Life Aberdeen’s inclusion vision

Standard Life Aberdeen felt it was important to be transparent and vocal about the efforts they are putting in place ...

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Outrage is right, but do you want to help solve the Presidents Club problem?

What happened at the Presidents Club quite rightly generated a howl of outrage from the real City, the proper City. ...

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Diversity from an Investor’s perspective

Diversity from an Investor’s perspective. Find out why and how the most forward looking asset owners are addressing diversity ...

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Any definition of diversity should include disability

What do you think about if you are asked about diversity? Gender, ethnicity and sexuality always spring to mind but, ...

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Progressing gender diversity at Standard Life Aberdeen

Aberdeen Asset Management plc and Standard Life plc were delighted to be among the first signatories to the HM Treasury ...

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Video: Shared parental leave at Columbia Threadneedle Investments

A new video from Columbia Threadneedle Investments highlighting shared parental leave at the company. ...

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Gender Pay – Mind the Gap

It’s rare that a week goes by without there being something in the news about gender pay. From the ...

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Sign up to the Diversity Project’s Diversity 10 point action plan!

Check out the video below about the Diversity Project's Diversity 10 point action plan....

D&I Data

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Diversity in investment management benchmarking study

The purpose of this study: Understand the level of diversity in the investment and savings industry in the UK, primarily ...

Event

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#BuildingMomentum: Diversity Project Annual Event

#BUILDINGMOMENTUM Over 300 investment industry professionals attended this Diversity Project’s Industry Event, kindly hosted by Aviva at their offices on ...

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UK investment and savings industry commits to diversity and inclusion

London, Monday 18th September 2017, Almost a year since launching, the Diversity Project has today provided an update on its progress ...

D&I Data

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DP Mercer – benchmarking Study leaflet

This landmark study seeks to understand why and how the industry needs to evolve to build a more diverse profession....

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The Diversity Project/Mercer Benchmarking Study

This landmark study sponsored by the Diversity Project seeks to understand why and how the industry needs to evolve to ...

Podcast

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Diversity and inclusion Podcast

In the wake of yet more diversity issues hitting mainstream media, it seems poignant to introduce our podcast based on “...

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In Conversation with Jane Welsh

Jane began her investment career in 1982 at London Business School where she marketed investment analysis tools. She moved to Russell ...

News

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Diversity also helps asset managers to win business as consultants and pension funds increasingly seek out diverse teams.

As evidence mounts to prove that diverse investment teams achieve better risk-adjusted returns, asset managers are recognising the need to ...

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The curious case of diversity dividend – How diversity links to performance

In June 2017, the Women in Governance Roundtable, the only all-female annual governance meeting that brings together female board directors of ...

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Why is Diversity Important?

Good decision-making in any organisation rests upon good governance. In other words, it’s about ensuring the right people are ...

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How Diversity Impacts Manager Research Ratings

In this video by Mercer, Lushan Sun, Investment Consultant, and Michael Kinney, Senior Research Specialist in Mercer’s Equity Boutique, ...

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Outnumbered but not outpaced: why it matters that there are so few female fund managers

In recent years, the financial services sector has dramatically shifted its approach to diversity with a raft of proactive policies ...

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Getting on our collective diversity bicycles

What will continue to make our industry successful? Henderson’s Andrew Formica sees clearly that a revolution in recruitment thinking ...

Case Study

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Aviva Investors launches maternity coaching programme

Aviva investors launches maternity coaching programme to attract, retain and nurture talent. Aviva Investors fully supports The Diversity Project’s ...

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Wellington Management: Business networks and diversity working groups

Wellington Management has 12 business networks with regional chapters across the globe. Our business networks are all inclusive, peer-led groups that ...

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Asset management industry launches five-year initiative to increase diversity

The UK investment and savings industry has today pledged its commitment to attracting, developing and retaining new and diverse talent ...

Case Study

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Investment 2020’s winning formula

Investment2020 arose from the concern shared by a handful of industry heads that recruits were looking increasingly homogeneous. Top flight ...

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The need for Diversity

If we are to understand the world around us, to make reliable financial decisions for our clients and to do ...

Case Study

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Schroders Diversity and Inclusion

At Schroders, we believe that cognitive diversity and an inclusive workplace are vital for creating a positive environment for our ...

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Industry unites to solve diversity levels ‘once and for all’

A group of the investment and savings industries’ biggest institutions has come together to launch a new project aimed at ...

Case Study

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Women in Finance at Legal & General

Legal & General is pleased to be involved with initiatives like the Diversity Project and the Women in Finance Charter ...