Swiss Re's Topcuoglu: We must share experiences without fear of retaliation

Breaking barriers and fostering unity through openness

Lauren Mason
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Lale Topcuoglu of Swiss Re
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Lale Topcuoglu of Swiss Re

Investment Week's Lauren Mason speaks to Lale Topcuoglu, managing director and head of credit at Swiss Re, about her experiences as a gay woman in the asset management industry, the power of sharing personal experiences, and how asset managers can begin "walking the talk" when it comes to diversity and inclusion.

"Sometimes people seem less fearful that they could make a bad market call and lose a lot of money, than potentially saying the wrong thing when it comes to discussing inclusion and diversity," Lale Topcuoglu told Investment Week. Topcuoglu, who was previously the head of credit at J O Hambro Capital Management before joining Swiss Re earlier this year, is a passionate advocate of empowering members of the asset management industry to bring their 'whole selves' to work. Breaking down the 'A' in BAME: Greater focus needed on contribution of British Asians In order for this to happen...

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