LGBT+: IA proposes 12 ways the asset management industry can be more inclusive

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IA: How the asset management industry can do more to support LGBT+ employees

The Investment Association has made 12 suggestions that the asset management industry could adopt to support LGBT+ employees following a discussion with firms in June.

The trade body has released the report Bringing Our Whole Selves To Work: The LGBT+ experience in asset management, which found just 54% of asset management and investment banking staff had staff who felt senior leaders demonstrated a commitment to LGBT+ equality. The reason for the inclusivity, the report said, was research suggests a happy workforce can boost sales by 37%, productivity by 31%, and accuracy on tasks by 19%. The IA, supported by OUTstanding part of INvolve, a membership organisation championing diversity and inclusion in business, led discussions with 22 external atte...

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