Excluded no more: Combatting the taboo of disability in asset management

Support for disabled employees lagging behind

Lauren Mason
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A report by the charity Scope found more than a third of disabled people believe employers will not hire them because of their impairments
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A report by the charity Scope found more than a third of disabled people believe employers will not hire them because of their impairments

Disability needs to become a much bigger part of the diversity and inclusion discussion, according to leading investment professionals and members of the Diversity Project's Ability Workstream, who warned the industry is far behind the curve when it comes to catering for and supporting those with physical impairments.

This comes following a recent survey from disability charity Scope, which found that 20% of full-time employees with disabilities have hidden them from their places of work, while more than a third of disabled people believe employers will not hire them because of their impairments. Members of the asset management industry who either have disabilities, or who care for those with disabilities, believe there is not enough emphasis on finding tangible ways to improve on these figures, such as the provision of vocational training, better resources, awareness training and data. City Hive p...

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