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Event: Action Not Words

#ACTIONNOTWORDS

Over 320 investment industry professionals attended this Diversity Project’s Industry Event, kindly sponsored by HSBC Global Asset Management and hosted by Aviva Investors at their offices on the 4th September 2018.

"The third Diversity Project seminar showed that we continue to push the boundaries – both within the investment and savings industry and beyond. It was exciting hearing from so many who are working on more targeted areas, such as neurodiversity and addressing the scarcity of black fund managers.

But there was also a recognition that many people in our industry are still thinking of diversity and inclusion as ‘special interest’ rather than core to business strategy.

Culture was cited by half the audience as the single biggest impediment to making faster progress – up from a third, two years ago. I came away very conscious that we need a more radical re-think if we are going to achieve the goal of creating a new diverse generation of professionals within the industry.

I believe we can do it – but it’s going to take a new approach and greater level of intensity." - Helena Morrissey - Head of Personal Investing LGIM and Chairwoman of the Diversity Project

"What excited me most about this year’s event was the clear message of #actionnotwords. We have moved on from defining the problem. This was very evident in the sessions we had during the evening.

What is also very clear is that there is a growing number of people right across the industry committed to maintaining momentum and being brave in confronting the status quo." - Andy Clark, CEO HSBC Global Asset Management

If you are interested in getting involved in the Diversity Project, or would like further information on how to move the diversity dial in your organisation please contact us at [email protected].

Event videos

Euan Munro

The Diversity Project - Welcome. Euan Munro, CEO, Aviva Investors

Helena Morrissey DBE

The Diversity Project: Update - Helena Morrissey DBE, Head of Personal Investing, LGIM

Helena Morrissey DBE

Diverse City: Update - Helena Morrissey DBE, Head of Personal Investing, LGIM

Jon Terry

The Gender Pay Gap - Jon Terry, Partner PwC

Jane Welsh

The Gender Pay Gap - Jane Welsh, Co-lead DP’s Gender Network

Yasmine Chinwala/Olivia Seddon-Daines

Diversity in portfolio management. Yasmine Chinwala, Partner, New Financial and Olivia Seddon-Daines, Diversity Research Analyst, New Financial

Gavin Lewis

ETHNICITY: #TalkAboutBlack - Gavin Lewis, Head of Institutional Distribution UK, Vanguard

Peter Slater

Disability: Mental Health - Peter Slater. Senior VP, GFS UK Client Service Delivery Management, Northern Trust

Meike Bliebenicht

Neurodiversity: Meike Bliebenicht, Senior Product Specialist – Multi-Asset, HSBC Global Asset Management

Andy Clark

Concluding remarks - Andy Clark, CEO HSBC Global Asset Management

Agenda

Timing Topic Speaker
4.30 – 4.40 pm Welcome Euan Munro, CEO, Aviva Investors
4.40 – 4.50 pm The Diversity Project

Helena Morrissey, Head of Personal Investing, LGIM

View 'The Diversity Project' presentation

4.50 – 5.10 pm The Diversity Delusion

Angie Peacock, Chair, The People Development Team

View 'Diversity Delusion' presentation

5.10 – 5.25 pm Gender Pay Gap

Jon Terry, Partner PwC

Jane Welsh, Co-lead DP’s Gender Network

View 'Gender Pay Gap' presentation

Related resources:

Report: Mandatory UK gender pay reporting - the story so far

Report: Why are there so few women in UK asset management?

Factsheet: Gender pay gap reporting Investment Management

Gender Equality – Guidance for Leaders

Gender Equality – Guidance for Managers

Gender Equality – Guidance for Organisations

5.25 – 5.50 pm Updates from the DP New Financial Research: Ethnicity, Disability & Neurodiversity

Yasmine Chinwala, Partner, New Financial

Olivia Seddon-Daines, Diversity Research Analyst, New Financial

View 'Diversity in Portfolio Management' presentation

Gavin Lewis, Head of Institutional Distribution UK, Vanguard

View 'Ethnicity Update' presentation

Peter Slater. Senior VP, GFS UK Client Service Delivery Management, Northern Trust

View 'Disability Update' presentation

Meike Bliebenicht, Senior Product Specialist – Multi-Asset, HSBC Global Asset Management

View 'Neurodiversity Update' presenatation

Related resources:

Now that I have your attention

So, Can We Talk? #Talkaboutblack

Case study: Northern Trust launches mental health campaign

Thriving at Work: a review of mental health and employers

SCOPE’s Inclusive Workplace Network

5.50 – 6.10 pm Asset Owner panel

Dawn Turner, CEO, Brunel Pension Partnership

Elizabeth Renshaw Ames, CEO, HSBC Trustee Co

David Rix, CEO , BP Pension Trustees Limited 

Chris Hitchen, Chair, Border to Coast Pensions Partnership

Moderator: Peter Smith, FTfm editor

6.10 – 6.20 pm Concluding remarks Andy Clark, CEO HSBC Global Asset Management

Press

Investment Week article

Quotes

"Great event with a platform for each strand of diversity. Well organised with good speakers, fantastic insight from the panel and great networking!"

"Crisp and focused. Good breadth and depth among the speakers."

"Very informative and well presented by all."

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