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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 build a more diverse profession. The objective of the research is to understand: Experience, qualifications, backgrounds and motivations of the people who work in the UK investment...

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 in 1984 as their first full-time manager researcher before joining Watsons (now Willis Towers Watson) in 1992 to advise institutional investors on strategy, portfolio...

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 efforts to promote greater inclusiveness in the investment industry. We believe that gender diversity is important for morale, productivity and...

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 graduates with degrees in maths and economics dominated the ranks. However diversity of ideas and different ways of thinking is what drives innovation and...

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 and have set a target to increase the representation of women in middle to senior management roles from a level of 35% to 40% by the end of 2017.

Advice for mid‐career interview

Many reading this article will be mid‐career and may have reached an inflection point in their professional journey. You may be thinking of your next move or may have taken a career break and now wish to return to employment. As Sheryl Sandberg, the COO of Facebook, wrote in her book Lean In,...

Succeeding at numeracy tests

Companies in the investment management sector often use an interview process combined with numerous tests to determine a candidate’s suitability. There are tests which examine both verbal and numerical reasoning. Investment businesses will review both the test result and the interview feedback and...

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