“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].
This event was kindly sponsored by HSBC Global Asset Management, and hosted at the Aviva Investors offices.
|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|
|4.50 – 5.10 pm||The Diversity Delusion||Angie Peacock, Chair, The People Development Team|
|5.10 – 5.25 pm||Gender Pay Gap||Jon Terry, Partner PwC|
Jane Welsh, Co-lead DP’s Gender Network
|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
Gavin Lewis, Head of Institutional Distribution UK, Vanguard
Peter Slater. Senior VP, GFS UK Client Service Delivery Management, Northern Trust
Meike Bliebenicht, Senior Product Specialist – Multi-Asset, HSBC Global Asset Management
|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|