How will the asset management industry ever achieve a truly diverse workforce?

Latest findings from Incisive Works research

Hardeep  Tawakley
Why are some firms slow to embrace changes regarding diversity?

Why are some firms slow to embrace changes regarding diversity?

In an ideal world, an asset management firm would take steps to increase the levels of diversity among its employees simply because it is the right thing to do: talented people, regardless of their gender, ethnicity, and social class should be given the opportunity to compete on equal terms for roles they are qualified for.

And while it would be unfair to define financial markets as an industry where an investment portfolio is, at times, more diversified than the team or firm managing it, the Diversity in Asset Management report produced by Incisive Works, the commercial content arm of Investment Week's owners Incisive Media, lays bare some unflattering figures for the industry as a whole. Drawing on interviews with more than 230 financial intermediaries and leading asset managers from across the industry, the report provides an interesting statistical analysis of the current make-up of the asset management...

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