PIMFA is the trade association for the wealth management, investment services and financial advice sector. One of its roles is to promote talent, diversity and inclusion within this space, highlight best practice and develop initiatives to help build an industry which better reflects its increasingly diverse customer base.
There are many instances of good practice which remain hidden or unrecognised. Businesses both large and small will have examples of innovation aimed at improving their inclusivity and performance, which in turn drives positive change across the industry.
Further, there is a stream of exceptional, diverse talent coming up through the ranks in our industry that is changing businesses for the better, engendering greater support for diverse communities and clients, and helping to develop and lead innovation.
We have launched the PIMFA D&I Awards to celebrate this.
The Awards are FREE to enter and open to all firms and stakeholders in the sector – you do not have to be a PIMFA member to enter.
If you have any questions about entering the awards, or you would like to book your table for the 2022 Awards ceremony, please contact PIMFA’s Events Team on firstname.lastname@example.org.
At Royal London, we believe in the value of professional financial advice. That’s why we actively champion the role you play – and invest in new tools and systems to help you deliver your services more efficiently, while helping to reduce costs and risks for your business. We want to have a close working relationship with your business, to help your clients enjoy positive outcomes and experiences. Visit adviser.royallondon.com to find out more.
interactive investor is an award-winning investment platform that puts you in control of your financial future.
We’ve been helping investors for over 25 years. We’ve seen market highs and lows and been resilient throughout. We’re now the UK’s number one flat-fee investment platform, with assets under administration approaching £55 billion and over 400,000 customers.
For a simple, flat monthly fee we provide a secure home for your pensions, ISAs and investments. We offer a wide choice of over 40,000 UK and international investment options, including shares, funds, trusts and ETFs.
We also bring you impartial, expert content from our award-winning financial journalists, highly engaged community of investors, and daily newsletters and insights.
Raymond James Investment Services Limited has operated in the UK since 2001; we provide unique wealth management solutions for wealth managers and their clients. Our parent company, Raymond James Financial, Inc. has been doing the same in the US for over 50 years.
Raymond James services and supports entrepreneurial investment managers and investment focused financial planners in the UK, who run growth-oriented practices with a strong management and compliance culture. These wealth managers service high net worth investors with complex financial needs and in some cases, also service mandates for institutional clients like charities and pension funds. As part of the core Private Client Group of Raymond James Financial, Inc., we are part of a well-established, profitable and diversified financial services firm.
Morningstar is a leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The Company offers an extensive line of products and services for individual investors, financial advisors, asset managers, retirement plan providers and sponsors, and institutional investors in the debt and private capital markets. Morningstar provides data and research insights on a wide range of investment offerings, including managed investment products, publicly listed companies, private capital markets, debt securities, and real-time global market data. Morningstar also offers investment management services through its investment advisory subsidiaries, with approximately $215 billion in assets under advisement and management as of Sept. 30, 2020. The Company has operations in 29 countries. For more information, visit www.morningstar.com/en-uk/company and www.morningstar.co.uk Follow Morningstar on Twitter @MorningstarInc.
SEI is a leading global provider of investment management, investment processing and investment operations solutions, listed on NASDAQ as SEIC. With over 50 years’ experience, we service a broad range of client types of all sizes and complexity. As of the 30th of June 2021, SEI's clients include 10 of the top 20 US banks and 49 of the top 100 investment managers worldwide. The SEI Wealth Platform is an outsourcing solution for wealth managers encompassing wealth processing services and wealth management programs, combined with business process expertise. With the Platform, SEI provides wealth management organisations with the infrastructure, operations, and administrative support necessary to capitalise on their strategic objectives in a constantly shifting market. We are headquartered in Oaks, Pennsylvania, and have offices in the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Hong Kong, India and South Africa. As of 30 June 2021, SEI has approximately 4,097 global employees, with approximately 300 based in our London office.
Clearstream is an important player in the securities services industry with consistently high credit ratings.
As an international central securities depository (ICSD) based in Luxembourg, we provide post-trade infrastructure and securities services for the international market and 59 domestic markets worldwide, with customers in 110 countries.
As a central securities depository (CSD) based in Frankfurt, we also provide the post-trade infrastructure for the German securities industry offering access to a growing number of international markets.
Throughout 50 years of listening to our customers and supporting global financial markets with our solutions we have evolved to become a global player at the forefront of our industry.
Read more in this section to understand our governance, our corporate responsibility approach and many other interesting points.
FIS® Platform Securities is a leading provider of value-added outsourced trading, clearing and settlement services. Our products have specifically been designed to meet the needs of discretionary and advisory wealth managers, retail and institutional brokers, banks and fund managers. Platform Securities supplies a comprehensive business process infrastructure to handle portfolio management, order management, execution, clearing, custody administration and settlement.
Our clients benefit from significant cost and operational efficiencies by outsourcing some or all of their back office operations to Platform Securities. While typically outsourcing all operational and client money responsibility, clients receive a tailored operating platform designed to meet their specific front office needs. We pride ourselves on delivering a flexible, responsive and professional service that allows clients to evolve their own proposition in a direction and at a pace that is ideal for them. This includes the production of all client report packs in their own brand, a menu of front office user tools so they receive the latest available without unnecessary clutter, and technology from one of the world's most innovative companies.