IW's 25th anniversary: Accelerating the pace of change

What progress has been made in the industry since 1995?

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The past few years have seen growing awareness towards diversity and inclusion
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The past few years have seen growing awareness towards diversity and inclusion

Our industry has always aspired to be inclusive regarding ethnicity, sexuality and gender, but it is only in more recent years that active steps have really been taken to pursue that agenda.

"I had never been so aware of my male, pale and staleness until about five years ago, now I think about it all the time," was a rather poignant comment by Wellian Investment Solutions' chief investment officer, Richard Philbin. Having joined the industry in 1994, Philbin said he has worked alongside a long list of highly impressive women throughout his career and approaching conversations from different perspectives has enriched his team's depth and quality of analysis. "The eight years I worked with Anna [O'Donoghue, during their time at Architas] was absolutely brilliant. We bounced...

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