reboot.: Access in finance remains limited for ethnic minorities

Discrimination still too high

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Shekhar Karia is a reboot. ambassador
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Shekhar Karia is a reboot. ambassador

As the youngest child of immigrant parents who left Uganda following the dictator Idi Amin’s decision to expel all Asians, I was never brought up with any sort of 'victim' status.

My late mother worked the night shift in the local jam factory to ensure we had the best education and her work ethic inspired me to try and achieve the highest grades academically to give me the best chance of success. The opportunity to work on the trading floor arrived through a family connection who introduced me to the relatively secret world of interdealer broking. This is very much how the industry has always worked. To many people, the trading floor conjures up images of loud brash men shouting at each other surrounded by screens and waving at each other in some secret medieval s...

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